The UN declared a famine in two regions of Somalia last week. Thousands of people are pouring into over crowded refugee camps everyday, while thousands more are languishing in a persistant state of food insecurity.

$1.1 billion dollars has been committee so far for the Horn of Africa food crisis, but there is still a gap of $1 billion to fulfill basic humanitarian needs caused by the worst drought in 60 years.   Below is a list of the top 30 donors to humanitarian programs in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djbouti. From OCHA.

  1. United States – $448,017,213 ($46,704,961)
  2. European Commission – $167,237,380 ($8,111,588)
  3. Japan – $90,386,480
  4. UN Central Emergency Response Fund – $86,298,912 ($11 million)
  5. United Kingdom – $65,334,968 ($122,734,183)
  6. Canada – $26,050,674 ($3,902,440)
  7. Denmark – $22,754,682
  8. Sweden – $20,175,100
  9. Norway – $22,187,271
  10. Brazil – $22,095,646
  11. The Netherlands – $13,635,563
  12. Germany – $13,159,162
  13. Spain – $12,194,066 ($4,977,729)
  14. Switzerland – $10,767,113 ($572,738)
  15. Finland – $7,701,130
  16. Australia – $7,455,698 ($47,169,811)
  17. France – $5,564,352 ($1,353,276)
  18. Ireland – $4,852,895 ($569,801)
  19. Italy – $3,012,512 ($1,430,615)
  20. United Arab Emirates – $1,927,649
  21. Sudan – $1,788,000
  22. Islamic Development Bank – $1 million
  23. Russian Federation – $1 million
  24. New Zealand – $762,777
  25. Saudi Arabia – $738,487
  26. African Development Bank – $507,898
  27. Luxembourg – $276,578
  28. South Africa – $146,199
  29. Czech Republic – $112,676
  30. Estonia – $42,254

 

The UN is holding a pledging conference in Nairobi today in order to raise $1.6 billion, which is needed to cover humanitarian assistance over the next 12 months.  More donors to step up–and fast. This is a famine.

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