How OCHA oPt is funded

The OCHA office in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) relies on the generosity of donors to fund its key activities in coordination and advocacy. Much of OCHA oPt’s funding is secured through contributions earmarked by donor states and the European Commission specifically for the office. In addition, a number of donors also provide unearmarked support to OCHA globally. OCHA oPt also welcomes contributions from the private sector, foundations and individuals.

OCHA oPt would not be able to effectively carry out its mission of coordination and advocacy to improve the lives of vulnerable Palestinians without the sustained generous contributions received from its partners. In 2014 and 2015, thanks to the support from our donors, OCHA oPt raised almost $8 million.

Contributions earmarked to OCHA oPt

Year:

Donors USDD
Requirements for 2017 6,251,107
Earmarked Contributions 0
Germany
568,828
Belgium
278,707
Denmark
129,203
Spain
235,294
Switzerland (FDFA)
497,018
European Commission (DG-ECHO)
169,851
European Commission (DG-ECHO)
694,897
Sweden (Sida)
226,940
Ireland (IRISH AID)
217,155
Canada (DFATD)
561,935
Opening Balance **
Total (Contributions + Opening Balance) *** 4,110,277
Funding (%) 66
 
* In 2017 OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

Australia (DFAT)

Austria (ADA)

Belgium

Canada (DFATD)

Chile

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Iceland

Ireland (IRISH AID)

Japan

Kazakhstan

Korea

Republic of (Korea)

Luxembourg

Monaco

Netherlands

New Zealand (MFAT)

Norway

Qatar

Russian Federation

Singapore

Sweden (MFA)

Switzerland (FDFA)

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom (DFID)

United States (USA-PRM)

United States (US-State-IO)
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

In 2016, thanks to the support of our donors, OCHA:

  • Coordinated the fifteenth Response Plan for the oPt (HRP 2017). The 2016 plan secured $285 million of the $571 million requested (50%).
  • Revamped the West Bank Demolitions and Displacement system to reflect information at the household level with data disaggregated by types of structures (including donor-funded humanitarian assistance) and people displaced, along with geographic location and a description of each incident.
  • Strengthened gender focus across the various core functions of coordination, advocacy, information management, humanitarian financing and policy and standards on gender equality in humanitarian action.
  • Coordinated the Humanitarian Needs Overview, which includes needs data disaggregated by governorate/area, and benefitted from common datasets such as the VPP+ and IDP survey which allowed data to be compared across clusters/sectors.
  • Held around 157 humanitarian briefings and field visits, reaching 1,951 decision makers, elected representatives, diplomats, humanitarian partners and members of civil society.
  • Supported the Humanitarian Coordinator’s advocacy, which included the issuing of 13 statements expressing concern or raising awareness over a number of humanitarian issues.
  • Worked towards enhancing preparedness and disaster risk management, including supporting disaster preparedness and emergency response systems at local and community level.
  • Published innovative and highly sought after information management products, including maps and online databases.

In addition, the OCHA-managed Humanitarian Fund (oPt HF) assisted during 2016 in enabling partners to reach 536,669 people via the implementation of 29 projects throughout Gaza and the West Bank. 17.2% of projects were implemented directly by national NGOs and 51.7% in partnership with international NGOs and UN agencies. The oPt HF projects were funded through the United Nations / Humanitarian Fund (UN/HF), with the generous support of Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

In 2015, thanks to the support of our donors, OCHA:

  • Coordinated the fourteenth Response Plan for the oPt (HRP 2016). The 2015 plan secured $347 million of the $705 million requested (49%).
  • Coordinated the 2015 Vulnerability Profile Plus, a multi-cluster/ multi-partner nationwide vulnerability assessment that captured information on a wide range of humanitarian indicators,  in partnership with the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) and clusters.
  • Led the IDP re-registration and vulnerability profiling exercise which provided in-depth analysis of the current living situation and vulnerabilities of the 75,000 people who remained displaced after the 2014 conflict at the time of the survey.
  • Coordinated the Humanitarian Needs Overview, which was underpinned by the Vulnerability Profile Plus, IDP re-registration and vulnerability profiling exercise and numerous cluster sources.
  • Held around 140 humanitarian briefings and field visits, reaching some 1,900 decision makers, elected representatives, diplomats, humanitarian partners and members of civil society.
  • Supported the Humanitarian Coordinator’s advocacy, which included the issuing of 14 statements expressing concern or raising awareness over a number of humanitarian issues.
  • Worked towards enhancing preparedness and disaster risk management, including supporting disaster preparedness and emergency response systems at local and community level.
  • Published numerous innovative and highly sought after information management products, including the Humanitarian Atlas of the oPt.