West and Central Africa

Situation Report

Funding status for West and Central Africa in 2021

Funding requirements 

Globally, in 2021, funding requirements of almost all response plans have increased compared to mid-year 2020 and 2019 due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the largest increases globally, the increase of funding requirements in West and Central Africa was primarily due to the escalating Sahel Region crises. When compared to 2020, requirements in Burkina Faso and Mali increased significantly. When compared to 2019, the increases in requirements were much steeper and were particularly significant in Mali and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In contrast, the requirements for the Central African Republic, have decreased.

Recorded funding 

Recorded funding for humanitarian activities as of late December 2021 compared to the same time of the year in 2020 is almost the same if considering the required percentage of the funding received, with 46 per cent received in 2020 and 47 per cent in 2021. As for the amounts of funding received, as of late 2020, US$2 billion were received out of US$ 5 billion required, while in 2021, US$2.9 billion were received out of the US$5.9 billion required. Among West and Central African countries that developed humanitarian response plans, Chad is the most underfunded, 30 per cent of the required funding or US$ 186 million received, while the Central African Republic is the best-funded with 86 per cent covered or US$ 381 million received. 

Donors and recipients

As of late December 2021, the United States of America is the biggest donor in the region, with US$ 1.25 billion provided in 2021, followed by ECHO with US$ 264 million. Among the top 10 donors in the region, Norway provided the least funding with $63 million.

The UN World Food Programme is at the top of funding recipient organizations with US$ 927million, followed by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), which has received so far US$ 327 million. Meanwhile, the Danish Refugee Council's Humanitarian Fund is at the bottom of the top 10 recipient organizations with $56million. 

The food security cluster is at the top of funding recipients with US$772 million, followed by the nutrition cluster with US$223 million. While the agriculture and COVID-19 clusters are at the bottom of recipient clusters with US$3million and US$1 million respectively.

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