Humanitarian Coordinator

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The Humanitarian Coordinator is the senior-most United Nations official in a country experiencing a humanitarian emergency. The Humanitarian Coordinator is appointed by the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator when a new emergency occurs or an existing humanitarian situation "worsens in degree and/or complexity".[1]

In most cases, the function is performed by the United Nations Resident Coordinator, who is usually also the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme.

The Humanitarian Coordinator is supported in almost every case by a local OCHA Office.

  1. ^ Terms of Reference for the Humanitarian Coordinator