Global Humanitarian Overview 2021

    People in need
    239m
    People targeted
    161.4m
    Overall funding requirements
    $35.22bn
    Countries affected
    56

    Humanitarian needs and requirements

    In 2021, 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection. This number has risen to 1 in 33 people worldwide - a significant increase from 1 in 45 at the launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) 2020, which was already the highest figure in decades. The UN and partner organisations aim to assist 160 million people most in need across 56 countries and will require a total of $35 billion to do so.

    The GHO 2021 looks more holistically at the effects of COVID-19. Amid ongoing violent conflict, rising hunger and the effects of climate change, the pandemic will continue to have an impact in 2021. As the health and non-health effects of COVID-19 merge with other shocks, humanitarian programming is also adjusting to treat it in a more integrated manner.

    Response plans in 2021

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    groupPeopleattach_moneyFunding progress (USD)
    Humanitarian Response PlansIn NeedTargetedRequirements
    AfghanistanHRP18.4m15.7m
     
    $1.28bn
    Burkina FasoHRP3.5m2.9m
     
    $607.4m
    BurundiHRP2.3m1.1m
     
    $195.6m
    CameroonHRP4m2.4m
     
    $360m
    Central African RepublicHRP2.8m1.8m
     
    $444.8m
    ChadinfoHRPNo dataNo data
     
    $0
    ColombiaHRP6.7m1.5m
     
    $300m
    Democratic Republic of CongoHRP19.6m9.6m
     
    $1.98bn
    EthiopiaHRP21.3m16.3m
     
    $1.50bn
    HaitiHRP4.4m1.5m
     
    $235.6m
    IraqHRP4.1m2.5m
     
    $630m
    LibyaHRP1.3m451k
     
    $189.1m
    MaliHRP7.1m5.8m
     
    $498m
    MozambiqueHRP1.3m1.1m
     
    $254.4m
    MyanmarHRP1m0.9m
     
    $276.5m
    NigerHRP3.8m2.2m
     
    $500m
    NigeriaHRP8.9m6.2m
     
    $1.10bninfo
    occupied Palestinian territoryHRP2.4m1.8m
     
    $417.6m
    PakistanHRP10.5m3.3m
     
    $285.3m
    SomaliaHRP5.9m4m
     
    $1.09bn
    South SudanHRP7.5m5.6m
     
    $1.50bn
    SudanHRP13.4m8.9m
     
    $1.80bn
    SyriaHRP13m10.5m
     
    $4.20bn
    UkraineHRP3.4m1.9m
     
    $168m
    VenezuelaHRP7m4.5m
     
    $762.5m
    YemenHRP24.3m19m
     
    $3.39bn
    ZimbabweHRP6.8m4.5m
     
    $505.5m
    Honduras Flash AppealFA2.3m450k
     
    $90.1m
    Rohingyas (JRP)RRP1.3m1.3m
     
    $954minfo
    Burundi (RRP)RRP488.5k488.5k
     
    $208.9minfo
    Democratic Republic of Congo (RRP)RRP1.5m1.5m
     
    $544.6minfo
    Venezuela (RMRP)RRP7.2m3.3m
     
    $1.44bninfo
    The Horn of Africa and Yemen (MRP)RRP0.6m311k
     
    $68.2minfo
    South Sudan (RRP)RRP3.1m3.1m
     
    $868.7minfo
    Syria Refugee Response and Resilience Plan (3RP) RRP10.1m10.1m
     
    $5.84bninfo

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