The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID responsible for facilitating and coordinating U.S. Government emergency assistance overseas. As part of USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), OFDA provides humanitarian assistance to save lives, alleviate human suffering, and reduce the social and economic impact of humanitarian emergencies worldwide.
Disaster Reduction Goal
USAID/OFDA’s goals in DRR are to: 1) prevent, prepare for, and mitigate disasters; 2) promote integrated approaches with disaster response, recovery, transition; and 3) to support diversified resilient livelihoods.
Membership in Key Networks
Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction (SDR)
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)
Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)
A. Sezin Tokar