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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

$1.5 billion

Funding to date

$1.1 billion

Funding gap

$310.2 million

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $849.4 million (74.0%)
European Commission $59 million (5.1%)
United Kingdom $36.6 million (3.2%)
Somalia $33.2 million (2.9%)
Germany $32.5 million (2.8%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security $468.6 million
Not specified $190.4 million
Health $47.9 million
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene $33.2 million
Nutrition $32.3 million

Somalia Humanitarian Fund (HF)

Humanitarian Funds are set up for complex emergencies and support the highest-priority projects of the best-placed responders (including international and national NGOs and UN agencies) through an inclusive and transparent process that supports priorities set out in Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). Figures below are for this year.

Total Amount

$45 million

Total Paid Amount

$36.8 million

Total Pledged Amount

$8.1 million

Top 9 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Germany $8.1 million $3.3 million
Netherlands $9.7 million
Norway $4.8 million
Canada $4.8 million
Denmark $3.8 million
Sweden $3.3 million
Ireland $3.3 million
United Kingdom $2.7 million
Switzerland $1.1 million



Funding for OCHA Somalia

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for this year.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada 239,195
Germany 547,645
Japan 462,962
Norway 229,392
Sweden (Sida) 674,319
Switzerland (DEZA/SDC) 323,276
Turkey 200,000
United Kingdom (FCDO, ex DFID) 651,890
United States (USAID-BHA) 1,500,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom (FCDO
  • 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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