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  • 22 July 2020

Explore donors and recipients of international humanitarian assistance

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  • Who gave international humanitarian assistance, when and how much?
  • Who received international humanitarian assistance, when and how much?
  • What proportion of country-specific aid was delivered as international humanitarian assistance?

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Who gave international humanitarian assistance, when and how much?

Over the last ten years the amount given by 2019’s top 20 donors has increased from 12.8 billion to over 22.4 billion; however, the volumes given by many countries have fluctuated over that period. Explore this chart to view and compare volumes given by different donors over time.

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Figure 1: 20 largest contributors of international humanitarian assistance in 2019, governments and EU institutions, trends 2010–2019

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Source: Development Initiatives based on OCED DAC, UN OCHA FTS and UN CERF data.

Notes: 2019 data for OECD DAC is preliminary. Data is in constant 2018 prices. Contributions of EU member states include an imputed amount of their expenditure (see our online Methodology and definitions). '20 contributors of the largest amounts' refers to the largest 20 providers of international humanitarian assistance, as taken from Development Initiatives’ international humanitarian assistance donor calculations for the 2020 Global Humanitarian Assistance Report. It includes data on the 20 largest donors in 2019, for 2019 and the preceding 10 years. *Turkey is included in the drop-down menu but not the stacked bar indicating the aggregate total for all donors each year because the humanitarian assistance it voluntarily reports to the DAC is largely comprised of expenditure on hosting Syrian refugees within Turkey, and is not therefore strictly comparable with the international humanitarian assistance from other donors in this figure. **EU institutions are also included separately in the drop-down menu but do not appear in the stacked bar indicating the aggregate total for all donors each year to avoid double-counting of EU member states individual contributions.

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Who received international humanitarian assistance, when and how much?

In 2018 (the latest year for which OECD DAC CRS data on recipient countries is available), the 20 largest recipients of international humanitarian assistance received US$17.7 billion. Many of these countries are experiencing protracted crisis although some received funding in just some years during the period 2009–2018. Explore this chart to view and compare volumes that went to the 20 largest recipients in 2018, over time.

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Figure 2: 20 largest recipients of international humanitarian assistance in 2018, trends 2009–2018

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Source: Development Initiatives based on OECD DAC, UN OCHA FTS and UN CERF data.

Note: Data is in constant 2018 prices. '20 largest recipient' refers to the largest 20 recipients of international humanitarian assistance in 2018, as taken from Development Initiatives’ international humanitarian assistance recipient calculations for the 2020 Global Humanitarian Assistance Report.

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What proportion of country-specific aid was delivered as international humanitarian assistance?

In 2018, the 20 largest recipients of international humanitarian assistance received 29.2% of official development assistance as international humanitarian assistance. Explore this chart to view and compare the proportions of aid going to these 20 countries in the form of international humanitarian assistance.

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Figure 3: International humanitarian assistance as % of ODA to the 20 largest recipients in 2018, trends 2009–2018

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Source: Development Initiatives based on OECD DAC, UN OCHA FTS and UN CERF data.

Notes: Largest 20 recipients refers to the largest 20 ODA-eligible recipients of international humanitarian assistance in 2018, as taken from Development Initiatives’ international humanitarian assistance recipient calculations for the 2020 Global Humanitarian Assistance Report. Humanitarian assistance figures include official humanitarian assistance only.

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Other resources

Our Global Humanitarian Assistance Report is a leading independent go-to resource for understanding financing for crises. The report provides the most comprehensive annual update on international humanitarian assistance and highlights key issues and emerging trends that those working to improve the financing response to crisis need to know about. All data contained in the report is available for download. Read the latest report, and see the 'Methodology and definitions' section for more information on how we calculate the figures in the 2020 report, and the data sources we use.

For questions or enquiries, you can get in touch with the GHA team at GHA@devinit.org