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Forty years of war, recurrent natural disasters, chronic poverty, drought and the COVID-19 pandemic have left more than 24 million people in Afghanistan in need of humanitarian assistance. Recent developments and political 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 this year are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$4.4 billion

Funding to date

$1.5 billion

Funding gap

$2.9 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $459.6 million (30.0%)
Asian Development Bank $380 million (24.8%)
European Commission $152.8 million (10.0%)
United Kingdom $133.9 million (8.8%)
Canada $87.3 million (5.7%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Agriculture $625.3 million
Education $177.9 million
Not specified $171.2 million
Health $153.1 million
Nutrition $70.4 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 this year.

Total Amount

$151 million

Total Paid Amount

$142.9 million

Total Pledged Amount

$8.1 million

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
United Kingdom $101.7 million
Netherlands $21.6 million
Australia $7.1 million $6.2 million
Sweden $7.3 million
Denmark $2.5 million



Funding for OCHA Afghanistan

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for this year.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada 630,167
Estonia 48,193
Germany 674,157
Norway 784,095
Sweden (Sida) 719,451
United States (USAID-BHA) 1,000,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom (FCDO
  • 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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Afghanistan High Level Pledging Event 2022