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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

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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 2018 are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$3.4 billion

Funding to date

$2.1 billion

Funding gap

$1.3 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $629.5 million (29.9%)
Germany $297 million (14.1%)
United Kingdom $250.3 million (11.9%)
European Commission $166 million (7.9%)
Norway $109.6 million (5.2%)

Top Funded Sectors

Not specified $589.4 million
Food Security $546 million
Health $186.5 million
Shelter / NFI $168.5 million
WASH $145.8 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 2020.

Total Amount

$55.3 million

Total Paid Amount

$55.3 million

Total Pledged Amount

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
United Kingdom $12.7 million
Belgium $7.6 million
Norway $7.5 million
Canada $5.2 million
Denmark $4.6 million



Funding for OCHA Syrian Arab Republic

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2020.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada (DFATD) 129,732
Estonia 110,375
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 786,941
Greece 220,751
Japan 236,090
Norway 194,785
Sweden (Sida) 205,764
United States (USAID-OFDA) 2,000,000

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