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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 2020 are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$1.9 billion

Funding to date

$1.1 billion

Funding gap

$822.9 million

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $607.6 million (56.4%)
United Kingdom $68.4 million (6.3%)
Germany $68.1 million (6.3%)
European Commission $57.4 million (5.3%)
Central Emergency Response Fund $33.5 million (3.1%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) $377.2 million
Not specified $199 million
Nutrition $139.3 million
Education $44.7 million
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) $41.5 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 2020.

Total Amount

$66.3 million

Total Paid Amount

$66.3 million

Total Pledged Amount

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Germany $16.4 million
Netherlands $11.2 million
United Kingdom $9 million
Norway $6.4 million
Sweden $5 million



Funding for OCHA South Sudan

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2020.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada (DFATD) 192,107
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 814,332
Germany 551,268
Japan 400,000
Norway 477,629
Spain 716,846
Sweden (Sida) 852,910
Switzerland (FDFA) 256,937
United States (USAID-OFDA) 3,734,020

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
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • 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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