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Widespread conflict, severe economic decline, food insecurity and collapse of essential services continue to take an enormous toll on the population, exacerbating existing vulnerabilities.

COVID-19: Protect Yourself from Infection

Highlights Last Updated: 06 May 2020

  • Aid agencies ramp up efforts to contain COVID-19, as UN warns of possible surge in cases
  • Humanitarians respond to widespread devastation caused by torrential rains and flooding
  • Over 5 million children face the threat of cholera
  • Civilian casualties increase from 467 to 506 in the first quarter of 2020
  • Partners scale up aid and COVID-19 preparedness to over a million people in displacement sites
Yemen Humanitarian Update No. 4, March 2020
Physical distancing during food distribution for displaced people in Qatabah District, Al Dhale'e Governorate. ©MFD/Elyas Alwazir

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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 2019 are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$4.2 billion

Funding to date

$3.6 billion

Funding gap

$591.2 million

Top 5 Donors

Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of) $1 billion (27.9%)
United States of America $916.2 million (25.4%)
United Arab Emirates $420 million (11.7%)
United Kingdom $253 million (7.0%)
Germany $173.5 million (4.8%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Agriculture $1.6 billion
Not specified $657.1 million
Health $290.5 million
Nutrition $287 million
WASH $151.6 million

Yemen Humanitarian Fund

Humanitarian Funds are set up for complex emergencies and support the highest-priority projects of the best-placed responders (including internation and national NGOs and UN agencies) through an inclusive and tranparent process that supports priorities set out in Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). Figures below are for this year.

Total Amount

$69.2 million

Total Paid Amount

$20.7 million

Total Pledged Amount

$48.5 million

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
United Kingdom $38.3 million
Sweden $8.2 million
Ireland $5.5 million
Belgium $5.4 million
Canada $5 million



Funding for OCHA

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2019.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada (DFATD) 375,392
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 1,096,513
Germany 1,133,337
Latvia 11,001
Norway 234,473
Portugal 55,006
Sweden (Sida) 107,749
United States (US-USAID-OFDA) 3,000,000

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