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Acute food insecurity is affecting up to 7 million people, combined with malnutrition and water shortages in the pastoralist and agro-pastoralist southern and south-eastern lowlands.

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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 2020 are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$1.3 billion

Funding to date

$704.9 million

Funding gap

$545.9 million

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $470.9 million (66.8%)
European Commission $45.4 million (6.4%)
United Kingdom $37.1 million (5.3%)
Germany $36.6 million (5.2%)
Sweden $14.5 million (2.1%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food $346.8 million
Nutrition $91 million
Not specified $77.8 million
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene $28 million
Health COVID-19 $16.8 million

Ethiopia 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 2020.

Total Amount

$61.1 million

Total Paid Amount

$61.1 million

Total Pledged Amount

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Germany $19.5 million
United Kingdom $14.1 million
United States $8 million
Sweden $5 million
Ireland $4.3 million



Funding for OCHA Ethiopia

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2020.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada (DFATD) 76,843
Germany 551,268
Ireland (IRISH AID) 298,013
Sweden (Sida) 106,614
Switzerland (FDFA) 513,875
United Kingdom (DFID) 1,242,236
United Kingdom (FCDO, ex DFID) 1,335,113
United States (USAID-OFDA) 1,200,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • 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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Emergency seed distribution in Tigray Region, Ethiopia [GOAL, OCHA]