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Humanitarian assistance allocated to 30 humanitarian crises


Sweden is now distributing EUR 371 million to 30 humanitarian crises through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Humanitarian needs around the world continue to increase due to more conflicts, further violations of international law and the fact that climate-related and natural disasters are more common and extensive. More and more people are facing famine, fleeing their homes and living under threat of violence and oppression.

Sweden is one of the world’s largest humanitarian donors. Swedish humanitarian assistance amounts to EUR 758 million in 2024. Sida is now providing EUR 371 million out of a total of EUR 422 million in humanitarian aid for 2024 to 30 humanitarian crises around the world. The Government will distribute an additional EUR 336 million in core support to international humanitarian organisations during 2024, enabling them to work flexibly based on humanitarian needs. 

The majority of Swedish humanitarian aid for which Sida is responsible is disbursed early in the year to give humanitarian organisations sufficient funding to help people who are in need of food, water, protection against violence and abuse, safe and secure housing, medical treatment and other important measures to alleviate suffering. The early disbursement is part of Sweden’s responsibility as a humanitarian donor.  

Aid allocation to humanitarian crises around the world

Sweden’s humanitarian assistance aims to save lives and alleviate suffering, and is guided by the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence. Sida’s humanitarian assistance is distributed based on thorough analysis, both at global and crisis level. The most severe and urgent humanitarian needs are given priority. The assistance goes to world-leading humanitarian organisations that have the ability to quickly carry out precisely targeted operations for people in greatest need of humanitarian assistance and protection. 

The most support in 2024 will go to crises in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Sudan, Yemen and Ethiopia. 

Core support leads to rapid and effective humanitarian aid

In addition to EUR 422 million in humanitarian assistance, Sweden will also distribute EUR 336 million in core support to international humanitarian organisations during 2024. Sweden is one of the world’s foremost donors of core support to humanitarian actors. Core support helps organisations adapt their operations to emerging needs and act quickly when new crises arise. 

Sweden’s humanitarian core support goes to leading and essential humanitarian organisations, mainly within the United Nations. The majority of core support was disbursed in early 2024 to give the organisations predictability and flexibility. Within the core support framework, the Government can also earmark additional assistance in response to humanitarian crises. In 2024, this type of assistance has been provided to the responses in Ukraine, Gaza and Sudan.

Allocation in figures Support is allocated to 30 humanitarian crises

Democratic Republic of the Congo (EUR 25.4 million / SEK 295 million)
Afghanistan (EUR 23.3 million / SEK 270 million)
Sudan (EUR 21.6 million / SEK 251 million)
Yemen (EUR 20.6 million / SEK 239 million)
Ethiopia (EUR 20.5 million / SEK 238 million)
Syria (EUR 15.1 million / SEK 175 million)
South Sudan (EUR 14.6 million / SEK 169 million)
Ukraine (EUR 13.3 million / SEK 154 million)
Myanmar (EUR 12.8 million / SEK 148 million)
Somalia (EUR 12.7 million / SEK 147 million)
Nigeria (EUR 11.2 million / SEK 130 million)
Colombia (EUR 9.0 million / SEK 105 million)
Chad (EUR 8.5 million / SEK 99 million)
Palestine (EUR 8.2 million / SEK 94 million)
Venezuela (EUR 7.2 million / SEK 84 million)
Central African Republic (EUR 7.1 million / SEK 82 million)
Mali (EUR 6.9 million / SEK 80 million)
Haiti (EUR 6.9 million / SEK 80 million)
Bangladesh (EUR 6.6 million / SEK 77 million)
Burkina Faso (EUR 6.1 million / SEK 71 million)
Pakistan (EUR 5.6 million / SEK 65 million)
Lebanon (EUR 5.6 million / SEK 65 million)
Honduras (EUR 5.2 million / SEK 60 million)
Niger (EUR 4.6 million / SEK 54 million)
Cameroon (EUR 4.4 million / SEK 51 million)
Guatemala (EUR 4.2 million / SEK 49 million)
Uganda (EUR 3.3 million / SEK 38 million)
Kenya (EUR 3.1 million / SEK 36 million)
Mozambique (EUR 3 million / SEK 35 million)
El Salvador (EUR 2.8 million / SEK 33 million)

The framework of EUR 371 million includes support amounting to EUR 70.2 million for unforeseen events.


Figures in EUR are approximate.