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Ongoing violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted to over 3 million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left 8.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

Key figures

Humanitarian Response Plan: Funding Update

HRPs are the result of OCHA’s work with humanitarian partners around the world to identify the most critical humanitarian needs, plan responses and determine the budgets needed to address them. Requirements for this year are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$568.7 million

Funding to date

$111.2 million

Funding gap

$457.6 million

Top 5 Donors

Germany $21 million (18.9%)
United Kingdom $16.8 million (15.1%)
Canada $12.8 million (11.5%)
Japan $11.7 million (10.5%)
United States of America $4.6 million (4.1%)

Top Funded Sectors

Not specified $19.1 million
WASH $17.3 million
Food Security $13.8 million
Shelter - NFI $13.2 million
Health $8.4 million

Iraq Humanitarian Fund

Humanitarian Funds are set up for complex emergencies and support the highest-priority projects of the best-placed responders (including international and national NGOs and UN agencies) through an inclusive and tranparent process that supports priorities set out in Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). Figures below are for this year.

Total Amount

$9.9 million

Total Paid Amount

$9.4 million

Total Pledged Amount

$473.7 thousand

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Belgium  $3.7 million
Ireland  $2.5 million
Sweden  $1.9 million
Qatar  $1 million
Canada  $373.7 thousand



Funding for OCHA Iraq

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for this year.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Canada (DFATD)373,692
Sweden (Sida)363,112

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

Unearmarked contributions (or commitments) are those for which the donor does not require the funds to be used for a specific project, sector, crisis or country, leaving OCHA to decide how to allocate the funds.

** May include unearmarked and earmarked funding with implementation dates beyond the calendar year

*** Excludes miscellaneous income (e.g. adjustments, gain/losses on exchange rate etc.)

Funding information from the OCHA Contributions Tracking System

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