Overview

Asia and the Pacific is the world's most disaster-prone region. Every year, millions of people are affected by natural hazards such as earthquakes, tropical storms, flooding, landslides, tsunamis, drought and volcanic eruptions.

Who we are

OCHA is the part of the United Nations secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. It plays a key role in coordinating international humanitarian preparedness and response in the region. OCHA’s work in Asia and the Pacific is focused around four key areas:

  • Mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian response in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies.
  • Advocate the rights of people in need.
  • Promote preparedness and prevention.
  • Conduct humanitarian analysis and facilitate sustainable solutions

Where we work

OCHA in Asia and the Pacific supports 25 countries, from its regional office for Asia-Pacific (ROAP) in Bangkok, Thailand and its regional office for the Pacific (ROP) in Suva, Fiji. It also has country offices in Myanmar, the Philippines and Humanitarian Advisory Teams (HATs) in Indonesia, and Japan.

Contact us

Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP)
Executive Suite, Second Floor, UNCC Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue,
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2288 1234
Fax: +66 (0) 2288 1043
Email: ocha-roap@un.org