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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 covers 41 countries. It works with these countries to ensure coordinated and effective international responses to emergency situations.

Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP)
12 Floor Block B, United Nations Secretariat Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 (0) 2288 1234   I
Media Queries Ms. Helen Mould
Regional Public Information Officer   I   +66 63270 9122
Head of Operations Ms. Kristen Knutson   I   +66 2288 2572
Information Management Mr. John Marinos   I   +66 2288 2572
OCHA Coordination Mechanisms Ms. Samantha Orr
UNDAC - United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination
INSARAG - International Search and Rescue Advisory Group
Community Engagement Stewart Davies


This is ROAP Emergency Response Preparedness in Asia-Pacific Disaster Response in Asia-Pacific


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