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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: 15 Jan 2021

  • Response plans launched in 28 countries in Asia Pacific in 2020, prioritizing over 97 million people for humanitarian assistance.
  • Afghanistan: 18.4 million people in humanitarian need – six times the number only four years ago.
  • Responding to a triple crisis in the Philippines: COVID-19, Super Typhoon Goni and Typhoon Vamco
  • Intersection of Gender and Disability in Humanitarian Responses in Asia and the Pacific
  • Fiji: Humanitarian response to Tropical Cyclone Yasa continues to reach affected island communities
A devastating fire broke out on 14 January in Nayapara Registered Refugee Camp, Bangladesh. Some 3,500 people lost their homes when the fire destroyed more than 550 shelters. (Photo: WFP)


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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.

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 2020.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Australia (DFAT) 535,972
Canada (DFATD) 1,075,798
Japan 320,000
Sweden (Sida) 746,296
United States (USAID-OFDA) 1,000,000

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
  • 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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