UNHCR has long-standing partnerships with donor governments, which provide crucial funding on an annual basis. It is through these partnerships that UNHCR can protect, save lives and build better futures for the tens of millions of refugees, internally displaced and stateless people around the world.
For more information about how UNHCR is funded and details on our latest publications, as well as in-depth information on budgets, contributions and expenditure, visit the Global Focus website, UNHCR’s main operational reporting portal for donors and other key partners.
Voluntary contributions from government partners and the European Union (EU) are vital to our work, accounting for almost 90% of our annual income.
As of 31 December 2021, our three largest partners were the United States of America, the European Union and Germany, while our largest government partners of unearmarked funds were Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Denmark. Unearmarked funding provides the backbone of UNHCR’s activities on a global scale, allowing us to respond to emergencies as they happen and enabling us to stay and deliver long after the headlines have faded.