At the end of December 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (3RP) required US $ 24.93 billion to assist 97.9 million people in urgent need of humanitarian support. The amount of the payment is $ 14.58 billion which amounts to 58.5 per cent of financial requirements for 2018. Notably, the percentage of total funding in 2018 is estimated at 62.9%. This is higher than the last year except 2017 (66.2 per cent). $ 1965 million Global financial statements for the year 2012 $ 230 million more than for December 2017, and the amount of funding 2018 was $ 78 million more than this time last year
To make information on vulnerable people's needs, planned response, funding and funding gaps in humanitarian crises accessible to all in one place, on December 4, OCHA announced the launch of a new web-based portal, Humanitarian Insight.
With $ 945 million received from 32 Member States, one crown dependency and the general public through the UN Foundation, 2018 became the fifth consecutive year of record-high contributions received for country-based pooled funds (CBPFs). Increased contributions to CBPFs are a testament to donors' trust in this funding mechanism as a tool for principled, transparent and inclusive humanitarian assistance. Globally, a total of $ 756 million was allocated during the calendar year to 1,334 projects implemented by 657 partners, with two thirds of overall CBPF allocations disbursed to NGOs. Over 24 percent were allocated to local and national NGOs, amounting to some $ 183 million. In 2018, the Yemen Humanitarian Fund became the largest CBPF ever, allocating $ 188 million to 53 partners implementing, sanitation and hygiene, food security, nutrition and protection 112 projects. The country-based funds in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Turkey each allocated over $ 50 million
Between 1 January and 31 December 2018, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved the largest amount of funding from Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in a single year with a total of $ 500 million. This includes $ 320 million from the Rapid Response Window and $ 180 million from the Underfunded Emergencies Window, for life-saving activities in 49 countries. In December, a total of $ 12.8 million was released to assist Congolese returnees and people expelled from Angola, to meet the needs of the earthquake in Haiti, and to support people affected by flooding in Nigeria.
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On December 17, the Palestinian Authority and the Humanitarian Coordinator for the Palestinian Territory launched the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for $ 350 million to address critical humanitarian needs of 1.4 million Palestinians in Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. A full 77 per cent of the requested funds in Gaza where the humanitarian crisis has been aggravated by a massive rise in Palestinian casualties due to demonstrations. Israel's prolonged blockade, the internal Palestinian political divide and recurrent escalations of hostilities necessitates emergency humanitarian assistance for the most vulnerable, in the Gaza strip and the West Bank. [19659002Athree-monthOperationalPlanforRapidResponsetoInternalDisplacementon$255milliontoreachciviliansdisplacedbyinter-communalviolenceinEthiopiaNutritionandnutritionnutritioneducationwatersanitationandhygienenon-fooditemsprotectionandagricultureissuesKamashiandAssoss(BenishangulGumuzregion)andEastandWestWollega(Oromiaregion)Nearly250000peoplehavebeendisplacedintheseregionssinceSeptember2018HumanitarianandDisasterResiliencePlan(HDRP)TheneedsandrequirementsfortheBenishangulGumuz-East/WestWollegaresponsewillbeincludedintheHDRP
On December 13, Assistant Secretary-General / Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator (ASG / DERC) Ursula Mueller delivered a statement to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, where more than 3,000 civilians have been killed and up to 9,000 since the beginning of 2014. The crisis affects over 30 per cent of elderly people in the country, the highest proportion of people in this category in the world. The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan, which required $ 187 million, was only 32 per cent funded. Without adequate funds, food, health, water and sanitation, and other life-saving assistance
During a 14 December briefing the USG / ERC and the Special Envoy for Yemen urged the Security Council to act swiftly to ensure full of the Stockholm Agreement to demilitarize ports in the country. Hodeida city and its ports and a governorate-wide ceasefire to allow desperately needed humanitarian assistance to flow. The USG / ERC encouraged all parties to engage seriously in implementing the multiple agreements reached in Sweden. The Government of Yemen requires trillions of dollars in its 2019 budget, and in parallel this year's humanitarian response plan for $ 4 billion, about half of it for emergency food assistance.
OCHA in the Central African Republic: A High Level of Humanitarian Response to the Crisis of the United Nations Central African Republic.
In 2019 12 countries will have multi-year HRPs. These are Afghanistan, Cameroon, Chad, DRC, Haiti, Niger, Nigeria, OCT, Somalia, Sudan and Ukraine.