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In Iraq’s post-conflict context, there are approximately 1.8 million internally displaced persons and 6.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Insecurity, lack of social cohesion and livelihoods, and destroyed or damaged housing hamper people's ability to return home.

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

$701.2 million

Funding to date

$75.4 million

Funding gap

$625.8 million

Top 5 Donors

European Commission $19.6 million (26.0%)
Germany $13 million (17.2%)
Japan $11 million (14.6%)
United States of America $7.2 million (9.5%)
Sweden $6.8 million (9.0%)

Top Funded Sectors

Health $13 million
Shelter and Non-Food Items $10.9 million
Food Security $10.6 million
Water Sanitation and Hygiene $10 million
Protection $9.5 million

Iraq 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 this year.

Total Amount

$10.4 million

Total Paid Amount

$10.4 million

Total Pledged Amount

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Netherlands $5.6 million
Sweden $1.5 million
Ireland $1.1 million
Germany $1.1 million
Qatar $1 million



Funding for OCHA Iraq

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for this year.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 558,671
Germany 574,053
Japan 785,714
Sweden (Sida) 323,248
United States (US-USAID-OFDA) 1,500,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

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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