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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: 26 May 2023

  • The war in Ukraine has further escalated in 2023, with hostilities ravaging communities in the east and south and taking a heavy toll on civilians living close to the front line.
  • Mine contamination is also creating tremendous challenges for civilians trying, for example, to get back to their farms, and humanitarians striving to deliver assistance.
  • Despite tremendous challenges, humanitarian organizations in Ukraine continue to reach more people every month. By the end of April, 5.4 million had received aid.
  • This was possible thanks to the efforts of hundreds of aid organizations, local groups and volunteers who play a vital role in getting assistance for those who need it the most.
  • Insecurity and access challenges continued, however, to hamper assistance in areas under Russian military control. Funding also remained low, adding to the challenges.
Chernihivska oblast, Photo: ZOA/Nataliia Bohdan
INGO ZOA helps Alla to rebuild their home in Chernihivska oblast, heavily damaged during the first months of fighting in 2023. Photo: ZOA/Nataliia Bohdan

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

$3.9 billion

Funding to date

$1.1 billion

Funding gap

$2.8 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $417.7 million (36.9%)
European Commission $260.9 million (23.1%)
Japan $95.9 million (8.5%)
France $49.8 million (4.4%)
Save the Children $40.5 million (3.6%)

Top Funded Sectors

Multi-purpose Cash $263.1 million
Food Security and Livelihoods $239.4 million
Protection $143.1 million
Shelter & Non-Food Items $143.1 million
Not specified $95.8 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 this year.

Total Amount

$82.1 million

Total Paid Amount

$82.1 million

Total Pledged Amount


Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Netherlands $21.5 million
Germany $11 million
Norway $10.2 million
Australia $6.8 million
France $6.5 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
Canada 147,062
Estonia 239,872
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 1,074,716
Japan 2,055,463
Philippines 25,000
Sweden (Sida) 576,355
Switzerland (DEZA/SDC) 279,330
United States (USAID-BHA) 2,700,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Private Contributions
  • Russian Federation
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

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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