Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Founding Year: 1991

Staff: 1323

Budget: $250m (2019)

Ramesh Rajasingham (Acting Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator)

The part of the UN that is responsible for “bringing humanitarians together to effectively respond to emergencies.” It aims to “mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering, advocate for the rights of people in need, and promote preparedness and prevention.”

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Budget: $250m (2019)


Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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