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South Sudan

The humanitarian crisis triggered by the legacy of civil war and chronic underdevelopment continues on a costly trajectory for the country’s people and their outlook on the future.

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

$1.7 billion

Funding to date

$771.7 million

Funding gap

$927.9 million

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $555.6 million (72.0%)
Central Emergency Response Fund $41.5 million (5.4%)
European Commission $32.2 million (4.2%)
United Kingdom $31.8 million (4.1%)
Canada $24.7 million (3.2%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Livelihoods $204 million
Not specified $172.3 million
Refugee Response $65.1 million
Nutrition $62.5 million
Logistics $29.5 million

South Sudan Humanitarian Fund

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

$37.7 million

Total Paid Amount

$36.7 million

Total Pledged Amount

$1 million

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Germany $1 million $9.1 million
Netherlands $9.7 million
Sweden $4.2 million
Norway $4.1 million
Canada $2.9 million



Funding for OCHA South Sudan

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for this year.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Austria 1,050,420
Canada 159,463
Germany 569,476
Jersey 65,445
Norway 512,925
Sweden (Sida) 878,739
Switzerland (DEZA/SDC) 323,276
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
  • 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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