Founded in 1993, the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) is a part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). It serves as the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies, and is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of an emergency.
Number of missions since 1993
Individuals deployed since 1993
Affected countries since 1993
Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
“UNDAC is a brotherhood and sisterhood which shares the same passion – to help those who need it.”
– Martin Gomez, National UNDAC member from Argentina