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Contributions to UNHCR
Since 2011, Lithuania has been a committed donor to UNHCR. Between 2012 and 2016, Lithuania donated USD 231,871 (EUR 280,684) to Afghanistan, Syria and the neighbouring countries, thereby contributing to ensure the protection and delivery of core relief items to many refugees and internally displaced people. In 2015, Lithuania increased its donations to UNHCR, contributing USD 68,604 (EUR 60,000) to UNHCR, including an important unearmarked contribution of USD 25,000 (EUR 20,000).
In 2017, the Lithuanian government increased its annual funding to UNHCR, strengthening the protection of people forced to flee their homes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar and Syria.
As part of the international community’s emergency response to Syria, Lithuania has donated LTL 70,000 (USD 26,237) to UNHCR to assist and protect Syrian refugees.
At the end of December 2014, the Republic of Lithuania donated €50,000 to the UNHCR Internally Displaced People (IDPS) Operation in Ukraine. This donation is amongst the largest contributions Lithuania has made to UNHCR’s humitarian operations.