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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 Security Council resolution

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 2021 are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$4.2 billion

Funding to date

$2.1 billion

Funding gap

$2.1 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $859.9 million (40.6%)
Germany $406.9 million (19.2%)
European Commission $123.8 million (5.8%)
Norway $97.7 million (4.6%)
Sweden $86 million (4.1%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Agriculture $481.3 million
Not specified $370.6 million
Health $214.8 million
Protection $130.1 million
Shelter and Non-Food Items $92 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

$37.3 million

Total Paid Amount

$36.3 million

Total Pledged Amount

$1 million

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Belgium $7.9 million
Norway $6.7 million
Netherlands $5.6 million
Denmark $4.9 million
Sweden $3.6 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 199,329
Estonia 119,474
Japan 218,300
Jersey 65,445
Malta 75,301
Norway 512,925
Sweden (Sida) 399,547
United States (USAID-BHA) 1,000,000

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