Department for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Our Mission is:
Mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering.
Advocate the rights of people in need.
Promote preparedness and prevention.
Facilitate sustainable solutions.
The Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Department for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies .
The aim is to assist people when they most need relief or protection ,
“coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors” .
Humanitarian coordination seeks to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian response by ensuring greater predictability, accountability and partnership .
Department for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is leading the international community’s efforts to develop a better architecture for the humanitarian system, including strong in-country humanitarian leaders (Humanitarian Coordinators); representative and inclusive Humanitarian Country Teams; an effective and well-coordinated framework within which all humanitarian organizations can contribute systematically; and predictable funding tools .
Department for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs plays a key role in operational coordination in crisis situations. This includes assessing situations and needs; agreeing common priorities; developing common strategies to address issues such as negotiating access, mobilizing funding and other resources; clarifying consistent public messaging; and monitoring progress .
Department for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is role is to support the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator and to ensure effective coordination, including strengthening the cluster approach, data and information management, and reporting .
By ensuring that the right structures, partnerships and leaders are supported, and its humanitarian partners can better prepare for and more effectively coordinate humanitarian situations .
Working through its regional and country offices, Department for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs deploys staff at short notice to emergencies. It also supports several surge-capacity mechanisms and networks that enable the broader humanitarian community to respond rapidly to disasters and conflicts .