MENA Group

The MENA Group is a network for coordination among humanitarian partners in the Middle East and North Africa region. The MENA Group is an informal platform. The regional offices of 20 agencies - all members of the global Inter-Agency Standing Committee - are currently members.

The  Group supports humanitarian actors in individual countries in emergency preparedness and response,  humanitarian advocacy, national disaster management and response to global threats. In emergencies that are regional in scope, the Group may act as the first forum for humanitarian coordination. This happened for example during the crisis in Libya in early 2011 and previously during emergencies in Yemen.

The MENA Group meets twice a year at senior technical level, under a rotating chairmanship. Between meetings, members coordinate via teleconferences. OCHA provides secretariat support to the group whose official name is the Regional Inter-agency Coordination Network on Emergency Preparedness and Response.