Contributions to OCHA Field Operations in 2017

Project completed

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.

Country/region Period Budget
Colombia
Ukraine
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017
CHF 500'000
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
Results

Expected results:   OCHA’s leadership within the humanitarian coordination system is strengthened and recognized at field level.


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs


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
Project phases Phase 22 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase) Phase 17 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 16 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)

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)