OCHA Country Operations Horn of Africa
The humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa requires coordination, advocacy and assessment capacities on different levels. Competent coordination capacities with appropriate staff and financial means are needed to address the complex situation - with persisting needs, the early recovery component, and an important number of humanitarian players, difficult humanitarian access and sometimes the challenging cooperation with the respective governments. OCHA is mandated with these tasks by the international community.
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Material relief assistance
- OCHA’s role is to ensure effective and coordinated delivery of humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations in all affected countries;
- Ensure that information on humanitarian situation and response is comprehensive, up to date and widely disseminated to all stakeholders;
- Ensure strong humanitarian analysis and advocacy;
- Enhance integrated information management.
- United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs
After the 2011 Horn of Africa drought the acute emergency needs in the region have in part subsided, more than 8 million people across the region still need emergency assistance and high levels of food insecurity remain for poor and very poor households with non-self-supporting livelihoods.
The all actors of the humanitarian communities in the respective country.
Improved coordination, transparency and effectiveness of humanitarian response; well- resourced common response plan regularly monitored; A shared situational awareness of humanitarian needs; Information needs of humanitarian partners met; Protective environment of civilians strengthened, through advocacy, negotiations and policy development; Humanitarian structures aligned with recovery initiatives; Funding is available for aid agencies.
Results from previous phases:
SDC has a long standing cooperation with OCHA in the Horn of Africa. Previous results in the countries show that OCHA is an essential player in coordination and advocacy. Strengthening humanitarian architecture and harmonisation via OCHA has proofed important in these very complex environment.
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United Nations Organization (UNO)
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 650'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 650'000|
Phase 2 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2012 (Completed)