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Estonian Government

Contributions to UNHCR

Estonia is a reliable donor to UNHCR and has provided annual donations since 2008. In recent years, Estonia’s funding to UNHCR has increased substantially. In 2016, the country gave its most generous allocation of almost EUR half a million to UNHCR. In 2015, Estonia increased its unearmarked funding, so it amounted to more than one quarter of its total donations to UNHCR. Since 2008, Estonia has donated over EUR two million to UNHCR´s worldwide humanitarian operations. During the last couple of years, Estonia’s allocations to UNHCR have been earmarked for many of the world’s most conflict ridden countries and the most desperate humanitarian situations, including Syria, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Iraq and Ukraine.




Estonia donates half a million euros to UNHCR’s emergency operations

Estonia donates half a million euros to UNHCR’s emergency operations

As 2016 draws to a close, the world is witnessing a record high level of forced displacement, with over 65 million people on the move. While new refugee crises are erupting, unresolved and protracted refugee situations worldwide shows no signs of being resolved in the nearest future. The challenges faced by UNHCR in attempting to respond to multiple life-threatening crises and ever-growing humanitarian needs are rapidly expanding.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is UNHCR´s Government counterpart on matters related to strategic cooperation and funding.

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