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Southern and Eastern Africa (ROSEA)

OCHA ROSEA covers 25 countries in which emergencies tend to be protracted and large scale, resulting in significant displacement and other needs.

Highlights Last Updated: 02 Aug 2020

  • With more than 10,000 COVID-19 cases now recorded daily, South Africa is the worst-affected country on the African continent.
  • In Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the number of COVID-19 cases has doubled in about two weeks.
  • In East Africa, 92 per cent of working women are employed in the informal sector, heightening the risks they face of sexual exploitation and abuse due to economic vulnerability.
  • Reports of gender-based violence have increased. However, service providers are not always being recognized as essential workers and women's organizations are underfunded.
  • The COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan is just 20 per cent funded. More resources are urgently needed to enable partners to scale-up their response.
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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 2019, 2020 are outlined below.

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

Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Funding for OCHA Southern and Eastern Africa (ROSEA)

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2019.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Austria 550,055
Canada (DFATD) 359,592
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 284,091
Germany 549,451
Portugal 165,017
Private Donations (Private donor) 2,047
Romania 15,000
Slovakia (Slovak Republic) 22,447
Sweden (Sida) 215,498
United States (US-USAID-OFDA) 2,250,000

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