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Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA)

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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. OFDA responds to all types of natural disasters, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, cyclones, floods, droughts, fires, pest infestations, and disease outbreaks. OFDA also provides assistance when lives or livelihoods are threatened by catastrophes such as civil conflict, acts of terrorism, or industrial accidents. In addition to emergency assistance, OFDA funds mitigation activities to reduce the impact of recurrent natural hazards and provides training to build local capacity for disaster management and response.

Address: U.S. Agency for International Development
Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, D.C., 20523-1000

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Punto Focal Operacional Nacional (PFON)


Shah,  Rajiv (Administrador Principal)

Velado,  Sidney (Consejero)


E-mail: svelado@usaid.gov

Fax: (1) 202 712 4810

Teléfonos: (1) 202 712 4810

URL: http://www.usaid.gov

URL: http://www.fema.gov/

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Perfiles
Plan Interamericano para la Prevención, la Atención de los Desastres y la Coordinación de la Asistencia Humanitaria
Buenas Prácticas Plan Interamericano
ÍNDICE DE REDUCCIÓN DEL RIESGO - DARA
The 2001-2010 Decade in the Americas Marked by Disasters: A look in retrospective