Humanitarian Organisation for Development and Social Welfare

Unverified non-profit organisation

The Humanitarian Organisation for Development and Social Welfare (OHDAS) has significant experience of working in the field of emergencies and humanitarian transition in post conflict and development contexts. It aims to address the problems of Internally Displaced Peoples, Refugees, Returnees and Asylum Seekers. It also addresses lifesaving situations in a broader perspective. These include the identification of problems faced by people of concern: their needs, their reasons for displacement and information analysis for managerial decision making.

Other responsive attributes include staff preparedness and deployment within 72 hours. We ensure safety and security measures for staff and people of concern by establishing relationship and interpersonal contacts with local authorities, coordination of programmes and protection including conflict management.

Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

More than 1,000 million

Participant in relevant networks

OHDAS has more than 20 years experience in contingency planning and emergency response to forced displacement and natural disasters in the West Africa Sub Region. It has established effective partnership and networking with International Development Partners, Government Counter Part, International non-governmental organisations and community based organisations, beneficiaries and civil societies, especially in the provision of Protection, Care and Maintenance during emergencies and post emergencies in areas of local integration, repatriation and resettlement in places of origin and/or return. The organisation has strongly participated in the symposia and sessions of The Union of NGOs of the Islamic World.

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Doing business with the poor; Standards and all (6)

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Senegal

Global issues

Disasters and humanitarian affairs ; Peace and security; Refugees and all (3)