How OCHA oPt is funded

The OCHA country office in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) relies on the generosity of donors to fund its key activities.

Much of OCHA oPt’s funding is secured through contributions earmarked by donor states and the European Commission specifically for the country office. In addition, a number of donors also provide unearmarked support to OCHA globally.* OCHA also welcomes contributions from the private sector, foundations and individuals.

OCHA oPt would not be able to effectively carry out its mission of humanitarian coordination and advocacy to improve the lives of vulnerable Palestinians without the sustained generous contributions received from its partners.

Paid contributions earmarked to OCHA oPt

Year:

Donors USDD
Requirements for 2018 6,541,195
Earmarked Contributions 0
Japan
300,000
Switzerland (FDFA)
532,481
European Commission (DG-ECHO)
197,531
European Commission (DG-ECHO)
790,123
Sweden (Sida)
484,150
Ireland (IRISH AID)
233,100
Canada (DFATD)
391,436
Opening Balance **
Total (Contributions + Opening Balance) *** 2,935,568
Funding (%) 45
 
* In 2018 OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

Australia (DFAT)

Belgium

Canada (DFATD)

China

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Iceland

Ireland (IRISH AID)

Japan

Korea

Republic of (Korea)

Luxembourg

Monaco

Netherlands

New Zealand (MFAT)

Norway

Qatar

Russian Federation

Saudi Arabia

Sweden (MFA)

Switzerland (FDFA)

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom (DFID)

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

Some of our key achievements

In 2017, thanks to the support of our donors, OCHA:

  • Coordinated the development of the 2018-2020 Humanitarian Response Strategy and 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan. The 2018 HNO document was also developed under the coordination of OCHA oPt. The country office also coordinated the development of the Gaza Urgent Funding Appeal at mid-year.

  • Supported resource mobilization efforts on behalf of the humanitarian community in oPt. The 2017 HRP received $259.1 million out of the $551.9 million requested (47 per cent). A Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) rapid response grant was secured in August 2017 to respond to the deteriorating situation in Gaza. Throughout the year, the oPt Humanitarian Fund (oPt HF) allocated funding to 43 projects, for a total value of $11.7 million, addressing urgent needs in Gaza (73 per cent) and the West Bank (27 per cent). The HF projects focused on education, emergency shelter and non-food items, water, sanitation and hygiene, protection, food security and health.
  • Facilitated and led inter-cluster efforts to mainstream cross-cutting issues throughout the Humanitarian Programme Cycle and across the core functions of coordination, advocacy, information management, and humanitarian financing. This included mainstreaming of protection, gender, and community engagement and accountability to affected populations.
  • Carried out vulnerability profiling of 46 Palestinian Bedouin/Herder communities in the central West Bank, designed to quantify sectoral needs. The Vulnerability Profile dashboard that was published as a result of this assessment of the 46 communities is an online tool designed to visualize the key findings of this comprehensive dataset.
  • Provided 184 humanitarian briefings and field visits, reaching 2,326 people, including elected representatives, diplomats, humanitarian partners and members of civil society.
  • Supported the humanitarian advocacy function of the Humanitarian Coordinator, which included the issuing of 10 public statements expressing concern or raising awareness about humanitarian issues.
  • Published innovative and highly sought-after information management products, including regular and ad hoc reports, maps and online databases.
  • Worked towards enhancing preparedness and disaster risk management, including supporting disaster preparedness and emergency response systems at local and community level.

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.