Contributions to OCHA Field Operations in 2017
OCHA’s mission is to mobilise and coordinate effective humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies. It is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent and timely response to emergencies.
Therefore, SDC seeks to provide support to OCHA field offices in relevant humanitarian contexts, in line with SDC geographic and thematic priorities.
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Climate change and environment
Protection, access & security
Disaster risk reduction DRR
Material relief assistance
- United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs
|Background||OCHA is the arm of the UN Secretariat that is responsible for the coordination of the UN emergency response system. The mandate of OCHA is derived from UN General Assembly Resolution 46/182.|
|Objectives||Supporting OCHA in the field in effectively delivering its core coordination function, notably through enhanced leadership, adequate coordination mechanisms (clusters/sectors, HNOs/HRPs, CIMCoord., INSARAG, UNDAC, ), information management, humanitarian financing and advocacy.|
|Target groups||OCHA partners worldwide|
|Medium-term outcomes||More effective and principled humanitarian action that meets the needs of affected people|
Expected results: OCHA’s leadership within the humanitarian coordination system is strengthened and recognized at field level.
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
United Nations Organization (UNO)
|Coordination with other projects and actors||UN Agencies, NGOs and the international humanitarian community in general.|
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 500’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 500’000|
Phase 15 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017 (Completed)Phase 14 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017 (Completed) Phase 12 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016 (Completed) Phase 11 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016 (Completed) Phase 10 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016 (Completed) Phase 9 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015 (Completed) Phase 8 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015 (Completed) Phase 7 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015 (Completed) Phase 6 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014 (Completed) Phase 5 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014 (Completed) Phase 4 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014 (Completed) Phase 3 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013 (Completed) Phase 2 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013 (Completed) Phase 1 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013 (Completed)