Skip to main content

You are here


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: 10 Aug 2022

  • Intense hostilities since the start of Russia’s war on Ukraine have left 17.7 million people in need of humanitarian aid, an increase of 2 million people compared to April.
  • Over the last week, hostilities caused additional destruction of vital infrastructure and imposed severe obstacles on civilians trying to evacuate from the east and the south.
  • Attacks reported near the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, in Zaporizka oblast, raise serious security concerns. IAEA continues its attempts to access the site.
  • Despite prevailing insecurity, the UN facilitated the delivery of a new humanitarian convoy close to the front line in Donetska oblast.
  • Humanitarians require US$4.3 billion to support millions of people caught up in an aggravating humanitarian crisis.
Lysychansk, Luhanska oblast, Ukraine
A woman is waiting for a volunteer-operated minibus evacuating people from the war-ravaged Lysychansk, Luhanska oblast. Photo: OCHA/Oleksandr Ratushniak

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

$4.3 billion

Funding to date

$2.4 billion

Funding gap

$1.9 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $1.1 billion (44.8%)
European Commission $303.2 million (12.5%)
Japan $118.5 million (4.9%)
Germany $92.6 million (3.8%)
Canada $87.1 million (3.6%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security & Livelihoods $361.7 million
Not specified $237.3 million
Protection $192.8 million
Health $141.4 million
Multi-purpose Cash $136.5 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 this year.

Total Amount

$197.8 million

Total Paid Amount

$196.7 million

Total Pledged Amount

$1.1 million

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
United Kingdom $41.9 million
Canada $31 million
Netherlands $22.3 million
United States $20 million
Germany $18.5 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
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 1,012,162
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) 7,500,000

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

News and media


Black Sea Grain Initiative - First vessel inspection