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For decades, poverty, marginalization, armed violence, insecurity, political instability, natural hazards and lack of development have driven up humanitarian needs in Somalia.

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

$1.1 billion

Funding to date

$13.7 million

Funding gap

$1.1 billion

Top 5 Donors

Germany $9.1 million (66.4%)
United Kingdom $2.7 million (19.4%)
European Commission $1.4 million (10.3%)
Kuwait $400 thousand (2.9%)
Switzerland $133.5 thousand (1.0%)

Top Funded Sectors

Multi-sectorial assistance for non-refugees $7.1 million
Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) $3.8 million
Food Security $1.4 million
Enabling Programmes $701.7 thousand
Nutrition $400 thousand

Somalia 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

$54.3 million

Total Paid Amount

$54.3 million

Total Pledged Amount

Top 12 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Germany  $13.6 million
Sweden  $9.8 million
United Kingdom  $6.4 million
Norway  $5.2 million
Netherlands  $4.7 million
Denmark  $4.1 million
Ireland  $3.6 million
Australia  $3 million
Canada  $1.6 million
Switzerland  $1.5 million
Korea, Republic of  $500 thousand
UNF  $100.2 thousand



Funding for OCHA Somalia

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2018.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada (DFATD)547,740
European Commission (DG-ECHO)1,200,371
Sweden (Sida)605,187
Switzerland (FDFA)535,906
United Kingdom (DFID)668,449
United States (US-USAID-OFDA)1,750,000

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

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