Special Relief Operations Service (TCOR)

Service des opérations spéciales de secours

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May 1973, as Office for Sahelian Relief Operations (OSRO), by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Expanded, 1 Oct 1975, to respond to requests for emergency assistance in the agricultural and related fields from any part of the world, when known as Office for Special Relief Operations -- Bureau des opérations spéciales de secours. Expanded again in 1996, under the title of Special Relief Operations Service (TCOR) -- Service des opérations spéciales de secours, to include emergency assistance for the control of migratory pests and to liaise with other UN entities, Governments and NGOs regarding humanitarian assistance and emergency matters. Established as a division of FAO, Mar 2002, Emergency Operations and Rehabilitation Division (TCE) -- Division des opérations d'urgence et de la réhabilitation.


Serve as a focal point for agriculture-related emergency assistance; strengthen links between relief and rehabilitation; respond to requests for assistance in the agricultural, livestock, fisheries and forestry sectors submitted by developing countries affected by exceptional natural or conflict-related emergencies, focusing on restoring livelihoods through re-establishing food production and agricultural activities.

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Continuous involvement in over 60 countries in providing agricultural relief to disaster-affected households. Identifies, evaluates and monitors immediate emergency requirements in the crop, livestock, fisheries and forestry sectors; assists developing countries in establishing preparedness and post-emergency measures and in gender-sensitive disaster risk management approaches; formulates and implements relief and short rehabilitation programmes; provides advice; coordinates assistance; acts as the focal point and the lead unit within FAO for Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Working Group.


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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Employment
    • Welfare
    • Services
  • Amenities
    • Food
  • Societal Problems
    • Emergencies
  • Health Care
    • Rehabilitation
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Agriculture
    • FAO Bodies
  • Peace
    • Humanitarian

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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16. Sep 2011
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