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  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa OCHA ROMENA
    2, El Hegaz Street, Roxy, Heliopolis P.O.Box: 571
    11737 Cairo
    Egypt

    Email: ocharomena@un.org
    Phone: +2 02 24535691/96
    Fax: +2 02 24535683
    Website: http://www.ocha-romena.org/ http:www.unocha.org/romena

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (OCHA ROMENA)

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http://www.ocha-romena.org/ http:www.unocha.org/romena

OCHA’s Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) has sought to minimize the vulnerability of populations in the region to humanitarian crises. ROMENA provides support and assistance to governments, UN agencies, NGOs and other humanitarian actors in response to a number of crises,...

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Mission

OCHA’s Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) has sought to minimize the vulnerability of populations in the region to humanitarian crises. ROMENA provides support and assistance to governments, UN agencies, NGOs and other humanitarian actors in response to a number of crises, including through the deployment staff with a range of technical expertise. The Regional Office also works to build response capacity in the region before disasters strike, by strengthening Emergency Preparedness.

Disaster Reduction Goal

Given the critical relationship between timely and effective response and national preparedness systems, OCHA ROMENA takes action to promote and/or strengthen preparedness activities within both UN Country Teams and national disaster management authorities.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

Typical preparedness assistance to UN Country Teams and Inter-Agency Standing Committee Country Teams includes:

- Advice to country teams for revisions to UN Disaster Management Team (UNDMT) roles and responsibilities

- Inter-agency contingency planning support

- Self-assessment of preparedness for natural disasters

- Table-top/simulation exercises for reviewing/testing contingency plans

- Placement of National Disaster Response Advisers in support of UN Resident Coordinators and/or national disaster management authorities

Membership in Key Networks

Inter-Agency Coordination Network on Emergency Preparedness and Response in the Middle East and North Africa ( MENA Group)

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

Supporting disaster-prone countries through the Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator system

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

Monitoring early warning systems to facilitate early action through Inter-Agency Standing Committee Country Teams and partners;

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

Supporting the creation and strengthening of response capabilities and mechanisms at the national, regional and international levels;

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

Advocating to address global and underlying risk factors and promotion/support for early action on slow-onset disasters

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

Collaborating with partners to address transition issues as part of the UN Country Team structure;

Other activities

Typical preparedness assistance to UN Country Teams and Inter-Agency Standing Committee Country Teams includes:

- Advice to country teams for revisions to UN Disaster Management Team (UNDMT) roles and responsibilities

- Inter-agency contingency planning support

- Self-assessment of preparedness for natural disasters

- Table-top/simulation exercises for reviewing/testing contingency plans

- Placement of National Disaster Response Advisers in support of UN Resident Coordinators and/or national disaster management authorities

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

Mr. Martin Fisher
Mr. Zaki Othman

Websites

http://ochaonline.un.org/romena
https://www.preventionweb.net

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  • 2, El Hegaz Street, Roxy, Heliopolis P.O.Box: 571 11737 Cairo Egypt

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  • Conferences:  - 1st ACDRR
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     - 2019 Global Platform

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