The mission of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) 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;
- advocate for the rights of people in need;
- promote preparedness and prevention; and
- facilitate sustainable solutions.
OCHA wishes to thank Jan Egeland for more than three years of service as Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator. Throughout his time with OCHA he provided a tireless example of advocacy and concerned engagement on behalf of all people, especially the most vulnerable. He remains an inspiration to us all.
Prepared by OCHA staff and consultants under
the guidance of Rashid Khalikov, Director, OCHA New York.
OCHA wishes to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of its
committed staff at headquarters and in the field in the preparation
of the narrative, financial and graphic components of this document.
Layout, cover, graphics and tables:
Beat Studios, Canada
Akiko Hariyama, ReliefWeb, OCHA
OCHA wishes to thank IRIN and OCHA staff
for the photographs included in this report.
For additional information, please contact:
Magda Ninaber van Eyben
Donor and External Relations, Geneva
United Nations Office for the Coordination
of Humanitarian Affairs
Telephone: (41) 22 917 1864