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Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) facilitates the delivery of humanitarian assistance to populations and communities in need.
Women sitting in a row awaiting food from OCHA staff
At a feeding centre in Mogadishu, mothers patiently wait with
their children to receive food. OCHA Photo/Ari Gaitanis
OCHA also:
  • coordinates effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in natural disasters and complex emergencies;
  • promotes preparedness and prevention efforts to reduce future vulnerability; and
  • facilitates sustainable solutions by addressing root causes; advocate for the rights of people in need.