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Asia and the Pacific (ROAP)

Every year, millions of people in Asia and the Pacific region are affected by conflict and natural disasters such as earthquakes, tropical storms, tsunamis, drought, and volcanic eruptions.

Highlights Last Updated: 23 Mar 2021

  • Funding by UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is providing a platform for coordinating localized humanitarian aid in the Philippines.
  • 2021 Regional Focus Model identifies hazard-prone countries combining high vulnerability & low response capacity. Top 5: Afghanistan Myanmar Pakistan Bangladesh Papua New Guinea
  • Violence in Myanmar: "The perpetrators must be held to account," says UN Resident Coordinator
  • Philippines and Cambodia welcome the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines via COVAX
  • Pacific governments call for urgent action on disaster displacement in light of the climate crisis
COVAX Cambodia
On 2 March, 324,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine licensed to Serum Institute of India (SII) arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport, their first stop before being given to priority groups, including those at high risk of exposure to the coronavirus and those who are most vulnerable to developing severe illness from COVID-19. (Photo: UNICEF Cambodia/2021/Antoine Raab)


COVID-19: Humanitarian Data Portal

Asia Disaster Guide

Disaster Response in Asia and the Pacific
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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 2021, 2020 are outlined below.

The chart refers to countries within the region that have a Hum Response Plan

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Myanmar

Funding for OCHA Asia and the Pacific (ROAP)

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for this year.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Australia (DFAT) 629,491
Canada 555,997
Japan 320,000
Sweden (Sida) 508,932

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates

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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Philippines: Response to Typhoon Gony (Rolly)