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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

$1 billion

Funding gap

$649.5 million

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $700.4 million (68.1%)
European Commission $60.5 million (5.9%)
United Kingdom $54.7 million (5.3%)
Germany $42.9 million (4.2%)
Central Emergency Response Fund $29.5 million (2.9%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Livelihoods $280.2 million
Not specified $80.4 million
Refugee Response $65.1 million
Nutrition $64.2 million
Protection $42.3 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

$41.1 million

Total Paid Amount

$41.1 million

Total Pledged Amount

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Netherlands $9.7 million
Germany $9.6 million
Norway $5.8 million
Sweden $3.8 million
United Kingdom $3.4 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
Canada 164,416
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 898,917
Germany 1,217,322
Japan 400,000
Norway 606,264
Sweden (Sida) 762,251
Switzerland (FDFA) 318,134
United States (USAID-BHA) 2,500,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 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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