About OCHA Myanmar

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies. OCHA advocates for the rights of people in need, promote preparedness and prevention, and facilitates sustainable solutions.

The OCHA Myanmar Country Office was established in May 2008 in response to cyclone Nargis. In view of the prevailing situation of Myanmar, a country prone to disasters, OCHA maintained its presence in the country after the end of cyclone Nargis to focus on issues related to its core mandate, including support to humanitarian coordination at central and local levels, advocacy, humanitarian access, and principled humanitarian action. OCHA works closely with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement on disaster preparedness and response and actively supports Government efforts aimed at ensuring a more systematic, inclusive, and coordinated approach to humanitarian challenges in Myanmar. OCHA currently has offices in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, Myitkyina, Lashio, and Sittwe. The current head of Office is Mr Mark Cutts.

Contacts

Address: No. 5 Kanbawza Street, Shwe Taung Kyar Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Phone number: +95-1-2305682
Enquiries: ochamyanmar@un.org
Media Enquiries: peronp@un.org
Facebook: OCHAMyanmar
Twitter: OCHAMyanmar