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Syrian Arab Republic

The scale, severity, and complexity of needs across Syria remain overwhelming. Civilians continue to bear the brunt of a conflict marked by unparalleled suffering, destruction and disregard for human life.

Interactive: Syria 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview

Regional Response to the Syria Crisis: Where we work

Key figures

Media Centre


Syria – Cross-border aid authorization extended

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

$4.2 billion

Funding to date

$1.9 billion

Funding gap

$2.3 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $784.4 million (41.2%)
Germany $364.7 million (19.1%)
European Commission $112 million (5.9%)
Norway $88.4 million (4.6%)
Canada $85 million (4.5%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Agriculture $441.6 million
Not specified $367.2 million
Health $201.8 million
Protection $113.3 million
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene $76.4 million

Syria 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

$50.2 million

Total Paid Amount

$48.5 million

Total Pledged Amount

$1.7 million

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Norway $11.3 million
Belgium $8.5 million
Netherlands $4.7 million
Sweden $4.6 million
Denmark $4.1 million



Funding for OCHA Syrian Arab Republic

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for this year.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada (DFATD) 133,248
Estonia 119,474
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 614,228
Greece 59,032
Japan 370,000
Norway 727,517
Poland 313,783
Sweden (Sida) 475,691
United States (USAID-BHA) 848,000

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
  • Turkey
  • 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