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Top 30 donors to the food crisis

A girl relaxes on the sacks of maize at the food distribution in Jowhar, Somalia, September 2007. Up to 1.5 million of Somalia's estimated seven million people need food aid. Nearly 300,000 face severe food shortages in the Horn of Africa nation.
A girl rests on the sacks of maize at a WFP food distribution in Jowhar, Somalia. September 2007 (Manoocher Deghati/IRIN)

After several appeals by the UN and other aid agencies, the international community is rallying to feed an estimated 11.6 million people facing starvation in the Horn of Africa.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, about US$1.1 billion has been committed, while the gap in funding stands at about $1 billion.

Below is a list of the top contributors to humanitarian funding in 2011 in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia; the figures in brackets indicate additional pledges that have not yet been committed as of 26 July:

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
Source: UNOCHA Financial Tacking Service


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