The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team is part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies. UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC, as a tool of OCHA, also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.
In 2018, the UNDAC team will celebrate its 25th year anniversary highlighting UNDAC’s invaluable role in sudden-onset emergencies over the course of its history. It’s the year to celebrate the contribution of all the members from all the regions, particularly national disaster management experts that are part of the UNDAC roster and who remain strongly committed and actively engaged in the UNDAC system.