United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Overview

Sector

Humanitarian Emergencies

Country

United States of America

SDG

16 - Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

Organization Type

Multilateral Organization

URL

https://www.unocha.org/

Description

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. It also establishes the role of the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), who works with the Secretary-General and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) in leading, coordinating and facilitating humanitarian assistance.

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