OCHA in Asia and the Pacific

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About OCHA in the Asia-Pacific region

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

The region laid claim to six of the 10 most deadly global disasters in 2011. These events are becoming more frequent and severe, compounded by the effects of climate change and growing population density.

OCHA 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:

Where we work

OCHA in Asia and the Pacific supports 36 countries and 14 territories. It has offices in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. It also has regional offices in Fiji and Thailand.


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