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Afghanistan has been in protracted conflict for almost thirty five years, which has seriously hampered poverty reduction and development, strained the fabric of society and depleted its coping mechanisms.

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 2019 are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$611.8 million

Funding to date

$460.4 million

Funding gap

$151.4 million

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $174.1 million (37.8%)
United Kingdom $82.3 million (17.9%)
European Commission $49.5 million (10.8%)
Denmark $21.8 million (4.7%)
Sweden $19.6 million (4.3%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Agriculture $143.3 million
Not specified $115.5 million
Nutrition $39.6 million
Health $32.2 million
Emergency Shelter and NFI $31.5 million

Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund

Humanitarian Funds are set up for complex emergencies and support the highest-priority projects of the best-placed responders (including internation 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 2019.

Total Amount

$93.4 million

Total Paid Amount

$93.4 million

Total Pledged Amount

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
United Kingdom $67.1 million
Sweden $9.3 million
Denmark $5.2 million
Australia $3.6 million
Germany $3.2 million



Funding for OCHA Afghanistan

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2019.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Estonia 55,556
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 1,158,134
Japan 178,571
Norway 287,175
Sweden (Sida) 1,073,823
UN, NGOs and other entities (Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society) 3,560
United States (US-USAID-OFDA) 500,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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

News and media

News & Updates

31 Dec 2019
OCHA's 2019 in review


Afghans need support to rebuild their country (UNHCR)