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Now in its eighth year, the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine has left 3.4 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance and protection. The COVID-19 pandemic has further strained people’s vulnerability, making them more dependent on the provision of humanitarian assistance and protection services.

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 2021 are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$168 million

Funding to date

$93.8 million

Funding gap

$74.2 million

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $35.7 million (38.0%)
European Commission $25.4 million (27.1%)
Germany $15.7 million (16.7%)
Norway $6.2 million (6.6%)
Canada $3.8 million (4.0%)

Top Funded Sectors

Not specified $31.6 million
Health $13.3 million
Protection $11.3 million
WASH $8.7 million
Food Security and Livelihoods $5 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 2021.

Total Amount

$12.2 million

Total Paid Amount

$12.2 million

Total Pledged Amount

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Germany $5.9 million
Canada $2 million
European Commission $1.2 million
United States $1 million
Norway $727.5 thousand



Funding for OCHA Ukraine

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2021.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada 82,208
Estonia 149,343
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 299,639
Germany 242,131
Norway 157,629
Sweden (Sida) 288,853
Switzerland (FDFA) 265,111
United States (USAID-BHA) 500,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Qatar
  • 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

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Ukraine Humanitarian Fund supports elderly people in eastern Ukraine