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The crisis in eastern Ukraine has become protracted. Civilians continue to bear the brunt of a conflict that affects 5.2 million people, 3.5 million of whom require urgent humanitarian assistance and protection.

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 2020 are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$204.7 million

Funding to date

$125.7 million

Funding gap

$78.9 million

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $45.6 million (36.3%)
Germany $22.5 million (17.9%)
European Commission $19.3 million (15.3%)
Norway $5.9 million (4.7%)
United Kingdom $3.3 million (2.6%)

Top Funded Sectors

Not specified $37.3 million
Health COVID-19 $16.4 million
Food Security and Livelihoods $9.9 million
Protection: Mine Action $8 million
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) $6.8 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 2020.

Total Amount

$9.5 million

Total Paid Amount

$8.9 million

Total Pledged Amount

$613.5 thousand

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Germany $4.5 million
European Commission $1.1 million
Canada $996.5 thousand
Norway $791.3 thousand
Italy $613.5 thousand



Funding for OCHA Ukraine

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2019.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Estonia 83,333
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 169,734
Germany 555,556
Norway 114,386
Poland 491,185
Spain (AECID) 995,575
Sweden (Sida) 107,749
Switzerland (FDFA) 250,501
United States (USAID-OFDA) 400,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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

News and media


Ukraine Humanitarian Fund supports elderly people in eastern Ukraine