The UN and its humanitarian partners are currently responding to three 'L3' emergencies. This is the global humanitarian system's classification for the response to the most severe, large-scale humanitarian crises. 

In addition, OCHA is coordinating the reponse to other critical emergencies.

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The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has displaced an estimated 3.1 million people across Iraq and left millions of people in need of assistance. OCHA Iraq>>



13.5 million people, nearly half the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance. An estimated 6.3 million people have been displaced inside the country.

OCHA Syria>>


Armed conflict has spread rapidly across Yemen since March 2015, with devastating consequences for civilians. Aid groups estimate that 4 in 5 Yemeni require some form of humanitarian protection or assistance.

OCHA Yemen>>

Corporate Emergencies

When the USG/ERC declares a Corporate Emergency Response, all OCHA offices, branches and sections provide their full support to response activities both at HQ and in the field.







Central African Republic



El Niño