Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (6 January 2013) (EN/AR)
- Consolidated and Flash appeals in the MENA region received US$1.1 billion. The largest recipient was Yemen, with US$342 million, followed by oPt with US$286 million. In total, the appeals are 49% funded with a short fall of 51%.
- The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (RRP) jointly received US$525 million, which left a total shortfall of US$311 million in 2012. Both Plans were revised to cover the period January - June 2013.The SHARP now requires US$520 million to provide assistance to four million people in need. The RRP now requires US$1 billion to provide assistance to 1.1 million refugees in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt.
- Eleven countries from the MENA region contributed funds in 2012 for humanitarian appeals worldwide. The amount totaled US$132 million and went to 30 countries. The largest donors were UAE and Saudi Arabia, with contributions of US$80 million combined. The largest recipients were Jordan, Somalia and Yemen, all three receiving over US$54 million combined.
- The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) distributed funds to eight countries in the MENA region in 2012. The largest recipient was Pakistan with US$36.7 million, followed by Syria with US$36.5 million. Nine countries from the MENA region made contributions or pledges to the CERF in 2012. These include Qatar, Kuwait, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, Egypt, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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