United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) resumed its operation in Afghanistan in 2009 and is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure coherent and effective response to emergencies. OCHA works throughout 34 provinces in Afghanistan providing humanitarian assistance and support. Key areas of expertise for OCHA are assisting the most vulnerable by coordinating the delivery of effective humanitarian aid coupled with principled humanitarian action.
OCHA delivers its mandate through the Coordination of tools, people, resources and experiences to save lives; Through Advocacy, speaking on behalf of people affected by conflict and disaster using a range of channels and platforms; Through Information Management, collecting, analyzing and sharing critical information; and through Humanitarian Financing, managing the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) for Afghanistan on behalf of the Humanitarian Coordinator, to support the timely allocation of resources to the most critical humanitarian needs within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan.

For more, please visit: http://www.unocha.org/afghanistan/about-ocha-afghanistan