Support to emergency relief efforts worldwide - How to Give

Thank you for your interest to help people in need.

OCHA ensures a coordinated, timely and effective international response in support of humanitarian relief efforts in natural disasters and other crises. OCHA is also mandated to mobilize resources on behalf of the United Nations and non-governmental organizations. Such resources may be financial or in-kind, and may be channelled directly to the appealing organization(s) or through an OCHA-managed pooled fund.

All resources mobilized are destined for humanitarian relief operations. These operations are developed following a needs analysis undertaken by Humanitarian Country Teams. Such joint humanitarian programming coordinated under OCHA’s auspices is strategic and prioritized, and results are monitored and evaluated.

We encourage all contributors to report their giving to the United Nations Financial Tracking Service for full accountability and visibility.

For private sector and individuals, online donations may be made through the United Nations Foundation.

Donate to the Central Emergency Response Fund

Donate to a Country-based Pooled Fund (CBPF)

Donate to OCHA

CERF is a humanitarian fund established by the United Nations. It enables more timely and reliable humanitarian assistance to people affected by natural disasters and armed conflicts.

Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) are multi- donor humanitarian financing instruments. They are channeled through OCHA to NGOs and United Nations agencies and support UN coordinated appeal priorities and new or escalating urgent needs.

For more information on how to contribute to Country-based Pooled Funds please contact:

OCHA Donor Relations Section in Geneva

Mr. Jean Verheyden
UN Office for the Coordination ofHumanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) 
Or visit the following Country-websites:

UNFoundation: CBPFs

Donate to: Afghanistan
Donate to: Central African Republic
Donate to: Colombia
Donate to: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Donate to: Ethiopia
Donate to: Haiti
Donate to: Iraq
Donate to: Jordan
Donate to: Lebanon
Donate to: Myanmar
Donate to: Pakistan
Donate to: Somalia
Donate to: South Sudan
Donate to: State of Palestine
Donate to: Sudan
Donate to: Syria
Donate to: Turkey
Donate to: Yemen


OCHA relies on voluntary contributions for 95 per cent of its budgetary requirements. We gladly accept donations from governments, individuals and corporations. To make a direct contribution to support OCHA's coordination, information management, humanitarian financing, advocacy and policy development work, please contact our Donor Relations Section:

Learn more about how OCHA is funded

Please make cheques payable to "United Nations" and indicate in the bottom left-hand corner that it is for "OCHA unearmarked", or insert the crisis you are donating to, e.g. "OCHA in Sudan". Mail to:

Donor Relations Section
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10

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