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As the escalating humanitarian crisis enters its fourth year, widespread conflict, severe economic decline, food insecurity and collapse of essential public services continue to take an enormous toll on the population, exacerbating existing vulnerabilities.

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 2018 are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$3 billion

Funding to date

$2.6 billion

Funding gap

$388.3 million

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $541 million (21.0%)
Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of) $540.7 million (21.0%)
United Arab Emirates $466.5 million (18.1%)
Kuwait $222.8 million (8.7%)
European Commission $140.2 million (5.5%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Agriculture $1.1 billion
Not specified $486.6 million
Health $270.9 million
WASH $157.3 million
Nutrition $131.6 million

Yemen 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 2018.

Total Amount

$208.7 million

Total Paid Amount

$204.9 million

Total Pledged Amount

$3.8 million

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Germany  $43.8 million
United Kingdom  $39.2 million
Saudi Arabia  $25 million
United Arab Emirates  $25 million
Netherlands  $19 million



Funding for OCHA Yemen

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2018.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada (DFATD)748,595
European Commission (DG-ECHO)2,337,545
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)19,340
United Kingdom (DFID)1,388,889
United States (US-USAID-OFDA)3,000,000

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
  • 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