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Highlights Last Updated: 14 Feb 2021

  • Preventing famine is the most urgent priority now
  • 2020 Response round up
  • WHO supports COVID-19 national response plan
  • Restrictions on official fuel stations continue in northern governorates while the unofficial market flourishes
  • Civilian casualties fall for a second year, but increase in the fourth quarter of 2020
Yemen Humanitarian Update No. 14, February 2021
Aden city, Al Sadaqah hospital - 18 March 2020. A doctor attends to a little girl suffering from malnutrition. ©Ayman Fuad/YPN for WHO

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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 2020 are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$3.4 billion

Funding to date

$1.9 billion

Funding gap

$1.5 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $691 million (36.2%)
Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of) $329.9 million (17.3%)
United Kingdom $197.7 million (10.4%)
Germany $173.3 million (9.1%)
European Commission $109.1 million (5.7%)

Top Funded Sectors

All non-COVID $1.3 billion
Not specified $459.6 million
Health COVID-19 $83.3 million
Nutrition COVID-19 $27.5 million
WASH COVID-19 $6.1 million

Yemen 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

$98 million

Total Paid Amount

$98 million

Total Pledged Amount

$35.3 thousand

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Germany $26.7 million
Netherlands $15.3 million
United Kingdom $13 million
Sweden $9 million
Ireland $6.7 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 (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