Top 10 Humanitarian Aid Contributors to Nepal

Last updated on 2022-09-25
Top 10 Humanitarian Aid Contributors to Nepal

Humanitarian aid is the provision of material and logistical assistance to those in need. It is usually only temporary assistance until it is replaced with long-term assistance from the government and other institutions. The homeless, refugees and victims of natural catastrophes, wars, and famines are among those in need. Here are the top ten Humanitarian aid contributors to Nepal.

*The ranking is done based on data collected from Financial Tracking Service.

10. Swiss Solidarity

Swiss Solidarity
Image Source: Swiss solidarity | Official Website

Swiss Solidarity is one of the most important private humanitarian groups from Switzerland. This private organization is critical not just in assisting Swiss nationals who fall into poverty, but also in assisting inhabitants of other countries living abroad. Direct monetary support to its residents is one of the major examples of how this unique, private charity organization functions. Swiss Solidarity has helped Nepal mostly during the earthquake of 2015. The organization has contributed the US $ 319,359 to date.

  • Funding in Dollar : 319,359
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 2015

9. Government of Denmark

Government of Denmark
Image Source: Daily Sabah

Nepal and Denmark established diplomatic relations on 15 December 1967. The relations between the two countries for more than five decades have been smooth and are based on friendship, respect, and understanding. Nepal attaches high value to its relations with Denmark. The focus of support from Denmark in the previous years was on Green Growth, Human Rights and Democracy, Social Progress and Prosperity, and Stability and Protection. For humanitarian aid, Sweden has provided Nepal with the US $ 363,561 to date.

  • Funding in Dollar : 363,561
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1967

8. Government of Sweden

Government of Sweden
Image Source: Worldakkam

Diplomatic relations between Nepal and Sweden were established on 10 June 1960. Sweden has been supporting Nepal indirectly through multilateral agencies on training programs aimed at rural gainful employment activities. Sweden has been funneling its aid through the mechanisms of the EU, NGOs, and UN agencies. Several scholarships are being offered to Nepali personnel involved in technical fields by various Swedish agencies. For humanitarian aid in Nepal, Sweden has provided Nepal with the US $650,168 to date.

  • Funding in Dollar : 650,168
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1960

7. Government of Switzerland

Government of Switzerland
Image Source: Eda.admin.ch

Nepal and Switzerland established diplomatic relations on November 10, 1956. Nepal has an embassy in Geneva, which also serves as the country's Permanent Mission to the United Nations and other international organizations. On August 17, 2009, Switzerland inaugurated its first residential Embassy in Nepal. Switzerland devotes 60% of its money to national initiatives that benefit all areas of the country. Switzerland has supplied Nepal with $656,980 in humanitarian help to date.

  • Funding in Dollar : 656,980
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1956

6. Government of Canada

Government of Canada
Image Source: The Himalayan Times

In 1965, Canada established diplomatic ties with Nepal. The High Commission of Canada in India, located in New Delhi, manages Canada's diplomatic relations. Between 1968 and 2013, Canada provided roughly $470 million to international aid programs in Nepal. Canada continues to offer official development aid to Nepal through collaboration programming including international, Canadian, and Nepali non-governmental organizations and academic institutions. Nepal has received $827,815 in humanitarian help from Canada.

  • Funding in Dollar : 827,815
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1965

5. Government of United Arab Emirates

Government of United Arab Emirates
Image Source: myRepublica - Nagarik Network

On January 22, 1977, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates established diplomatic relations. On 11 April 2004, Nepal opened its residential embassy in Abu Dhabi at the Charge d'Affaires level, which was later raised to the Ambassadorial level on 21 December 2007. The two nations maintain warm and cordial bilateral relations based on mutual understanding and collaboration. The UAE is Nepal's fourth-largest source of remittance revenue. The majority of remittances from the UAE to Nepal are sent via financial channels such as commercial banks, remittance firms, and money transfer organizations. In the F/Y 2013/14, $535.502 million has been sent as remittance money from the UAE to Nepal through banking channels only. For Humanitarian Aid, UAE has provided Nepal with the US $1,800,000. In the fiscal year 2013/14, $535.502 million was transmitted as remittance money from the UAE to Nepal only through banking channels. Nepal has received the US $1,800,000 in humanitarian aid from the UAE.

  • Funding in Dollar : 1,800,000
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1977

4. Government of United States of America

Government of United States of America
Image Source: USAID Nepal | Official Facebook Page

On April 25, 1947, Nepal and the United States of America (US) established diplomatic ties. The United States was among the first countries to provide development aid to Nepal. The development partnership dates back to 1951 when it aided Nepal with the Point Four Program. The US Mission to Nepal's development aid arm is known as USAID/Nepal. Various sectors, including transportation, communication, public health, family planning, malaria eradication, agriculture, forestry, energy, and others, have benefited from development aid during the last five decades. So far, the United States has contributed over $2,200,000 in humanitarian aid to Nepal.

  • Funding in Dollar : 2,200,000
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1947

3. Central Emergency Response Fund

Central Emergency Response Fund
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The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is a humanitarian fund created on December 15, 2005, by the United Nations General Assembly and inaugurated in March 2006. CERF is one of the quickest and most successful ways to ensure that critically needed humanitarian aid reaches persons in crisis. Between 2007 and 2010, Nepal received little more than $21 million in CERF financing from both the RR and UFE budgets; the greatest allocation was made in 2008, with almost half of it going to a quick response allocation for the Koshi flood response. During this time, little over $3 million (14 percent of the total) in CERF funds was routed to NGOs through recipient UN entities. To date, CERS has provided the US $3,202,301 Humanitarian Aid to Nepal.

  • Funding in Dollar : 3,202,301
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 2006

2. European Union

European Union
Image Source: European Commission - EUROPA

Nepal established formal diplomatic ties with the European Union in 1975. Cooperation for development with the European Community began in 1973. Following the signing of the agreement in Kathmandu on March 13, 2002, the European Commission established a Delegation in Nepal. Since December 2009, the European Union (EU) Delegation office has been elevated to the Ambassadorial level. Nepal has received $6,602,648 in assistance from the European Union to date.

  • Funding in Dollar : 6,602,648
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1975

1. Government of Japan

Government of Japan
Image Source: Online Khabar

Relations between Nepal and Japan stretch back to the late eighteenth century. On September 1, 1956, diplomatic relations were established, formalizing the connection. Friendship, goodwill, and collaboration characterize the two countries' ties. Since 1954, Japan has contributed to Nepal's socio-economic growth. Japan provides support to Nepal through bilateral grants, bilateral loans, multilateral aid, and technical assistance. Japan has also been supporting Nepal in its efforts to promote peace and democracy. Human resource development, health, agriculture development, infrastructure development, environmental protection, culture, and other sectors are among the key areas of Japanese economic cooperation with Nepal. Japan has thus far provided Nepal with US $11,516,313 for Humanitarian aid.

  • Funding in Dollar : 11,516,313
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1956

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10.

Swiss Solidarity

9.

Government of Denmark

8.

Government of Sweden

7.

Government of Switzerland

6.

Government of Canada

5.

Government of United Arab Emirates

4.

Government of United States of America

3.

Central Emergency Response Fund

2.

European Union

1.

Government of Japan

10. Swiss Solidarity

Swiss Solidarity
Image Source: Swiss solidarity | Official Website

Swiss Solidarity is one of the most important private humanitarian groups from Switzerland. This private organization is critical not just in assisting Swiss nationals who fall into poverty, but also in assisting inhabitants of other countries living abroad. Direct monetary support to its residents is one of the major examples of how this unique, private charity organization functions. Swiss Solidarity has helped Nepal mostly during the earthquake of 2015. The organization has contributed the US $ 319,359 to date.

  • Funding in Dollar : 319,359
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 2015

9. Government of Denmark

Government of Denmark
Image Source: Daily Sabah

Nepal and Denmark established diplomatic relations on 15 December 1967. The relations between the two countries for more than five decades have been smooth and are based on friendship, respect, and understanding. Nepal attaches high value to its relations with Denmark. The focus of support from Denmark in the previous years was on Green Growth, Human Rights and Democracy, Social Progress and Prosperity, and Stability and Protection. For humanitarian aid, Sweden has provided Nepal with the US $ 363,561 to date.

  • Funding in Dollar : 363,561
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1967

8. Government of Sweden

Government of Sweden
Image Source: Worldakkam

Diplomatic relations between Nepal and Sweden were established on 10 June 1960. Sweden has been supporting Nepal indirectly through multilateral agencies on training programs aimed at rural gainful employment activities. Sweden has been funneling its aid through the mechanisms of the EU, NGOs, and UN agencies. Several scholarships are being offered to Nepali personnel involved in technical fields by various Swedish agencies. For humanitarian aid in Nepal, Sweden has provided Nepal with the US $650,168 to date.

  • Funding in Dollar : 650,168
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1960

7. Government of Switzerland

Government of Switzerland
Image Source: Eda.admin.ch

Nepal and Switzerland established diplomatic relations on November 10, 1956. Nepal has an embassy in Geneva, which also serves as the country's Permanent Mission to the United Nations and other international organizations. On August 17, 2009, Switzerland inaugurated its first residential Embassy in Nepal. Switzerland devotes 60% of its money to national initiatives that benefit all areas of the country. Switzerland has supplied Nepal with $656,980 in humanitarian help to date.

  • Funding in Dollar : 656,980
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1956

6. Government of Canada

Government of Canada
Image Source: The Himalayan Times

In 1965, Canada established diplomatic ties with Nepal. The High Commission of Canada in India, located in New Delhi, manages Canada's diplomatic relations. Between 1968 and 2013, Canada provided roughly $470 million to international aid programs in Nepal. Canada continues to offer official development aid to Nepal through collaboration programming including international, Canadian, and Nepali non-governmental organizations and academic institutions. Nepal has received $827,815 in humanitarian help from Canada.

  • Funding in Dollar : 827,815
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1965

5. Government of United Arab Emirates

Government of United Arab Emirates
Image Source: myRepublica - Nagarik Network

On January 22, 1977, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates established diplomatic relations. On 11 April 2004, Nepal opened its residential embassy in Abu Dhabi at the Charge d'Affaires level, which was later raised to the Ambassadorial level on 21 December 2007. The two nations maintain warm and cordial bilateral relations based on mutual understanding and collaboration. The UAE is Nepal's fourth-largest source of remittance revenue. The majority of remittances from the UAE to Nepal are sent via financial channels such as commercial banks, remittance firms, and money transfer organizations. In the F/Y 2013/14, $535.502 million has been sent as remittance money from the UAE to Nepal through banking channels only. For Humanitarian Aid, UAE has provided Nepal with the US $1,800,000. In the fiscal year 2013/14, $535.502 million was transmitted as remittance money from the UAE to Nepal only through banking channels. Nepal has received the US $1,800,000 in humanitarian aid from the UAE.

  • Funding in Dollar : 1,800,000
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1977

4. Government of United States of America

Government of United States of America
Image Source: USAID Nepal | Official Facebook Page

On April 25, 1947, Nepal and the United States of America (US) established diplomatic ties. The United States was among the first countries to provide development aid to Nepal. The development partnership dates back to 1951 when it aided Nepal with the Point Four Program. The US Mission to Nepal's development aid arm is known as USAID/Nepal. Various sectors, including transportation, communication, public health, family planning, malaria eradication, agriculture, forestry, energy, and others, have benefited from development aid during the last five decades. So far, the United States has contributed over $2,200,000 in humanitarian aid to Nepal.

  • Funding in Dollar : 2,200,000
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1947

3. Central Emergency Response Fund

Central Emergency Response Fund
Image Source: FLIPHTML5

The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is a humanitarian fund created on December 15, 2005, by the United Nations General Assembly and inaugurated in March 2006. CERF is one of the quickest and most successful ways to ensure that critically needed humanitarian aid reaches persons in crisis. Between 2007 and 2010, Nepal received little more than $21 million in CERF financing from both the RR and UFE budgets; the greatest allocation was made in 2008, with almost half of it going to a quick response allocation for the Koshi flood response. During this time, little over $3 million (14 percent of the total) in CERF funds was routed to NGOs through recipient UN entities. To date, CERS has provided the US $3,202,301 Humanitarian Aid to Nepal.

  • Funding in Dollar : 3,202,301
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 2006

2. European Union

European Union
Image Source: European Commission - EUROPA

Nepal established formal diplomatic ties with the European Union in 1975. Cooperation for development with the European Community began in 1973. Following the signing of the agreement in Kathmandu on March 13, 2002, the European Commission established a Delegation in Nepal. Since December 2009, the European Union (EU) Delegation office has been elevated to the Ambassadorial level. Nepal has received $6,602,648 in assistance from the European Union to date.

  • Funding in Dollar : 6,602,648
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1975

1. Government of Japan

Government of Japan
Image Source: Online Khabar

Relations between Nepal and Japan stretch back to the late eighteenth century. On September 1, 1956, diplomatic relations were established, formalizing the connection. Friendship, goodwill, and collaboration characterize the two countries' ties. Since 1954, Japan has contributed to Nepal's socio-economic growth. Japan provides support to Nepal through bilateral grants, bilateral loans, multilateral aid, and technical assistance. Japan has also been supporting Nepal in its efforts to promote peace and democracy. Human resource development, health, agriculture development, infrastructure development, environmental protection, culture, and other sectors are among the key areas of Japanese economic cooperation with Nepal. Japan has thus far provided Nepal with US $11,516,313 for Humanitarian aid.

  • Funding in Dollar : 11,516,313
  • Diplomatic Relation Establishment : 1956

10.

Swiss Solidarity

9.

Government of Denmark

8.

Government of Sweden

7.

Government of Switzerland

6.

Government of Canada

5.

Government of United Arab Emirates

4.

Government of United States of America

3.

Central Emergency Response Fund

2.

European Union

1.

Government of Japan