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About OCHA in Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific is highly vulnerable to large-scale, devastating disasters. Every year, millions of people are affected by natural hazards such as earthquakes, tropical storms, flooding, landslides, tsunamis, drought and volcanic eruptions.

OCHA’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) seeks to optimize the speed, volume and quality of humanitarian assistance. ROAP coordinates emergency preparedness and response in the world’s most disaster-prone region in support of national governments.

Our work is focused around four key areas:

  • Mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian response in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies.
  • Advocate the rights of people in need.
  • Promote preparedness and prevention.
  • Conduct humanitarian analysis and facilitate sustainable solutions

ROAP supports 24 countries and four territories. It works with these countries to ensure coordinated and effective international responses to emergency situations.
 

Contacts
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
Media Queries
Ms. Helen Mould
Regional Public Information Officer
mould@un.org
Tel: +66 63270 9122
Head of Operations
Ms. Kristen Knutson
knutson@un.org
Tel. +66 2288 2572
Information Management
Mr. John Marinos
marinosj@un.org
Tel. +66 2288 2572
OCHA Coordination Mechanisms
UNDAC - United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination
INSARAG - International Search and Rescue Advisory Group
Ms. Samantha Orr
orrs@un.org
Community Engagement
Stewart Davies
davies1@un.org

 

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