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Forty years of war, recurrent natural disasters, chronic poverty, drought and the COVID-19 pandemic have left more than 18 million people in Afghanistan in need of humanitarian assistance. The recent escalation in conflict and resulting upheaval have exacerbated needs and further complicated an extremely challenging operational context.

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 2021 are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$868.7 million

Funding to date

$765 million

Funding gap

$103.6 million

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $235.2 million (30.7%)
European Commission $194.6 million (25.4%)
Denmark $40.3 million (5.3%)
Central Emergency Response Fund $39.9 million (5.2%)
France $36.2 million (4.7%)

Top Funded Sectors

Not specified $187.6 million
Food Security and Agriculture $183.7 million
Nutrition $141.6 million
Health $75.5 million
Protection $36.2 million

Afghanistan 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 transparent process that supports priorities set out in Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). Figures below are for 2021.

Total Amount

$270.1 million

Total Paid Amount

$270.1 million

Total Pledged Amount

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Germany $93.5 million
United Kingdom $82.4 million
Netherlands $23.1 million
Denmark $16.1 million
France $13.5 million



Funding for OCHA Afghanistan

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2021.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada 205,520
Estonia 114,679
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 601,495
Germany 726,392
Greece 112,613
Japan 1,100,000
Norway 905,116
Sweden (Sida) 691,184
United States (USAID-BHA) 800,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

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

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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