Office of the Coordination of Human Affairs (OCHA)
OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian relief organizations to ensure a proper response to emergencies. and to ensure a framework exists to assist with the overall response effort.
OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with the national and international community in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies. OCHA also advocates for the rights of people in need, promotes preparedness and prevention, and facilitates sustainable solutions.
RECENT OCHA UPDATES
Authorities undermine aid efforts says OCHA
UN appeals for Syrians
15 Billion Needed in Syria over Next Six Months
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
IOCC, a member of the ACT Alliance, is providing psychosocial support to help distressed families in Syria cope with their uncertain situations. Working in partnership with the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All The East (GOPA) IOCC has visited three school shelters in Damascus with psychosocial experts to provide counseling sessions to more than 1,100 displaced Syrians. Along with the psychosocial support, IOCC continues to work with its church partners and local associations to provide emergency humanitarian aid to internally displaced Syrians
Winter Relief for Syria's Displaced
Syria's Children Bear Scars
IOCC Expands Relief Efforts in Syria
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