United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan (UNOCHA)

Bureau des Nations Unies pour la coordination de l'assistance humanitaire en Afghanistan

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14 June 1988, within the framework of United Nations (UN). Original title: Office for the Coordination of United Nations Humanitarian and Economic Assistance Programmes Relating to Afghanistan (UNOCA) -- Bureau de coordination des programmes d'assistance humanitaire et économique des Nations Unies relatifs à Afghanistan. Reorganized under current title, 1 Jan 1993. Ceased activities Dec 2002.


Respond to urgent humanitarian and economic needs of the Afghan people by combining the resources and efforts of many partners in a major assistance programme of relief and rehabilitation to reach all needy people in Afghanistan, assist refugees to return to their homes, help people rebuild their lives, revive the country's economy and ensure confidence in its future, adopting a grass-roots approach which will discourage dependency and promote self-reliance.

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Coordinates humanitarian activities carried out by WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNDP, FAO, WHO and nongovernmental organizations. Coordinates and supervises: mine clearance programme. United Nations Volunteers' programme in Afghanistan supports UN agencies in implementing their activities. Assistance is provided on a humanitarian, strictly non-political basis:

 • 'Food and Agriculture' - Agriculture; Food Aid.

 • 'Physical Infrastructure' - Mine Clearance; Road Repair; Shelter.

 • 'Health, Water and Sanitation' - Health; Water Supply and Sanitation.

 • 'Human Resources Development' - Education; Training and Employment Programmes.

 • 'Other Sectoral Programmes' - Disabled Persons; Control of Drug Abuse; Culture; Women in Development; Environment; United Nations Volunteers; Data Collection and Planning; Industry.

 • 'Population Movements' - Voluntary Repatriation; Internally Displaced Persons.

 • 'Logistics and Communications'.

 • 'Programmes Supported by In-Kind Contributions'.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 16 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 31 non-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Refugees
  • Social Activity
    • Welfare
  • Health Care
    • Rehabilitation
  • Strategy
    • Coordination
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Development
    • Assistance
  • Value Redistribution
    • Cooperative
  • Peace
    • Humanitarian

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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