Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos visiting the Ma Gyee Myaing camp in Sittwe Town, Myanmar. © UNOCHA/David Ohana

Foreword

Demand for a credible and effective humanitarian system capable of responding quickly and effectively in a dangerous, disaster-prone and resource-scarce world has never been greater. 
 
OCHA in 2014 and 2015 explains how OCHA intends to meet this challenge and create the tools and platforms that will support the rest of the humanitarian sector in adapting to changing and challenging circumstances.
 
Our field operations will be improved through stronger coordination structures, improved humanitarian leadership and better information management.
 
We will build stronger partnerships and support the development of a global humanitarian system united around a shared sense of purpose. And we will work more closely with our development colleagues to ensure strong links between humanitarian and development work that reflect the reality of people’s experiences. 
 
The consultations among partners and stakeholders in the run up to the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit will be central to this work. 
 
This year, our systems and response capacities have been severely tested. 2014 and 2015 will be an opportunity to further build on the reforms to date and make OCHA much stronger. 
 
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our work.