Calling to a UN OCHA Disaster Number
UN OCHA Disaster phone numbers explained
Phone number structure
Phone numbers are eleven digits.
There is no geographic placement of +888 numbers. They can be located anywhere.
A UN OCHA Disaster number may be ‘attached’ to a regular land-line (fixed line) phone, a mobile, VoIP, or a satellite phone system.
The system is used to help coordinate between agencies and humanitarian organizations during large disasters.
Administrative and regulatory
- ITU (International Telecommunications Union) – United Nations specalized agency for information and communications technologies
- International Telecommunications Union – DIALLING PROCEDURES (INTERNATIONAL PREFIX, NATIONAL (TRUNK) PREFIX AND NATIONAL (SIGNIFICANT) NUMBER) (IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITU-T RECOMMENDATION E.164 (11/2010)) – collection of dialing procedures for all countries and regions of the world. Retrieved 16 September 2016
- International Telecommunications Union – United Nations – OCHA (country code +888) Communication of 17.XI.2011– National Numbering plan for +888 as submitted to the International Telecommunications Union.
Sources and more resources
- Voxbone – Press Release – United Nations Selects Voxbone to Implement Unique Country Code for Agencies Offering Humanitarian Aid after Natural Disasters – press release from Voxbone announcing their handling of UN OCHA country code +888.
- Wikipedia – United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – Wikipedia entry for UN OCHA.