Dutch Postcode Lottery
The Postcode Lottery is proud to have supported UNHCR since 2002, thanks to its lottery players, in its work to give shelter and protection to people who are deprived of everything and to help them rebuild their future.
About the partnership
Locations: Numerous countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East
The Dutch Postcode Lottery has supported UNHCR since 2002, providing life-saving support for hundreds of thousands of people who’ve been forced to flee.
It makes annual unrestricted contribution to UNHCR’s work across the world – currently €2.25 million – and funded specific projects across the world.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery has so far contributed €35.1 million to support forcibly displaced people.
It supported Educating at Scale (2016-2017), a program that has given 225,000 refugee children in 12 countries the chance to go to primary school again. In our most recent work together, the Dutch Postcode Lottery and UNHCR helped refugees restore vital forests in Cameroon’s Minawao camp, home to almost 60,000 people.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery’s long-standing support has enabled UNHCR to save lives, run vital projects, and make a real difference for millions of vulnerable people.
Impact at a glance
- 225,000 refugee children in 12 countries given the chance to go to primary school
- €35.1 million provided to support forcibly displaced people
- Thousands of people forcibly displaced people given education, shelter, livelihood opportunities, energy and more.