The United Nations works to address humanitarian concerns around the world in varying capacities. While human beings and their welfare are at the center of the majority of the UN’s work, there are four lead agencies which coordinate, lead, and advocate for improved responses to humanitarian needs and crises.

2017 OCHA Overview


Recent Headlines

UN News Center – Humanitarian Aid


Lead UN Agencies

OCHA: http://www.unocha.org/

UNHCR: http://www.unhcr.org/

UNICEF: http://www.unicef.org/

WFP: http://www.wfp.org/


U.S. Government Resources

USAID: Working in Crises and Conflict https://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/working-crises-and-conflict

 


Additional Resources

American Red Cross: International Services http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/international-services

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies http://www.ifrc.org/

Relief Web: http://reliefweb.int/about