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Ukraine has seen intense fighting since 24 February 2022. This has led to a grave humanitarian crisis, with millions of people in dire need, including those who have fled across borders and many more who are on the move inside the country or unable to leave encircled towns and cities. The United Nations and partners have been assisting vulnerable communities in the conflict-torn eastern regions for the past eight years. Now we are collectively scaling up our supplies and services to meet the massive and urgent relief and protection needs for civilians across the country.

Highlights Last Updated: 19 May 2022

  • Eastern Ukraine remains the centre of hostilities, while airstrikes and missile attacks continue to be reported in multiple oblasts in Ukraine.
  • Humanitarian conditions deteriorate while needs grow, primarily in southern and eastern Ukraine, with wide-scale disruptions to electricity, gas and water supplies.
  • Municipal authorities and the World Health Organization warn of the potential outbreak of diseases, including cholera, in Mariupol due to unsanitary conditions.
  • As of 12 May, the UN and humanitarian partners have reached over 6.4 million people in need across Ukraine.
  • Over 5.7 million people received food assistance and 1.5 million health-related support from the UN and humanitarian partners since 24 February.
12 April 2022. Novoselivka village, north of Chernihiv, Chernihivska oblast, Ukraine.
People affected by the recent fighting in the village of Novoselivka, north of Ukraine, are standing next to a humanitarian aid distribution point. 12 April 2022. Novoselivka village, north of Chernihiv, Chernihivska oblast, Ukraine. Photo credit: OCHA/Serhii Korovayny

Key figures

Ukraine Flash Appeal: 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

$2.2 billion

Funding to date

$1.3 billion

Funding gap

$909.3 million

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $500.2 million (37.4%)
European Commission $127.9 million (9.6%)
Japan $79 million (5.9%)
Central Emergency Response Fund $59 million (4.4%)
Canada $58.3 million (4.4%)

Top Funded Sectors

Not specified $345.9 million
Food Security & Livelihoods $172.7 million
Protection $160.9 million
Health $94.8 million
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene $63.4 million

Ukraine 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

$136.9 million

Total Paid Amount

$116.1 million

Total Pledged Amount

$20.9 million

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
United Kingdom $23.5 million
Netherlands $22.3 million
Germany $18.5 million
Canada $3.9 million $7.9 million
Australia $11.1 million



Funding for OCHA Ukraine

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for this year.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Bulgaria 52,521
Canada 156,138
Estonia 149,343
Germany 337,079
Japan 500,000
Latvia 133,929
Norway 1,362,881
Poland 500,000
Slovenia 219,058
Switzerland (DEZA/SDC) 269,397
United Kingdom (FCDO, ex DFID) 2,615,241
United States (USAID-BHA) 2,500,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

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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