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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.

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 2017 are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$1.4 billion

Funding to date

$660 million

Funding gap

$757.4 million

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $350.2 million (53.1%)
European Commission $80.7 million (12.2%)
United Kingdom $63.5 million (9.6%)
Germany $53.3 million (8.1%)
Central Emergency Response Fund $28.5 million (4.3%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food $376.3 million
Nutrition $78.3 million
WASH $60.2 million
Not specified $45.3 million
Health $19 million

Ethiopia 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

$63.4 million

Total Paid Amount

$62.9 million

Total Pledged Amount

$550.1 thousand

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
United Kingdom $22.9 million
Germany $11.3 million
United States $9.8 million
Sweden $7.7 million
Denmark $4.1 million



Funding for OCHA Ethiopia

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2019.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 557,414
Germany 568,828
Ireland 301,003
Japan 500,000
Sweden (Sida) 107,749
Switzerland (FDFA) 501,002
United States (US-USAID-OFDA) 1,000,000

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

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Emergency seed distribution in Tigray Region, Ethiopia [GOAL, OCHA]