Government Partners

In a complex environment with fast shifting needs and priorities, we depend on donors to provide contributions that can be allocated as flexibly as possible. These allow us to direct funds where they are most needed, providing protectionshelterwaterhealtheducation and other essentials to millions of refugeesasylum-seekers and stateless and internally displaced people around the world.

Top Donors

2022: Top donors*
Donor USD
*As of 5 May 2022
United States of America 🇺🇸 3,500,000
Netherlands 🇳🇱 2,417,647
Italy 🇮🇹 2,090,801
European Union 🇪🇺 1,679,921

Funding Status

as of 5 May

Donor profiles

All donors who have funded UNHCR’s activities in recent years are included in this section on our Global Focus website.

When UNHCR refers to flexible funding, this is what it means:

Unearmarked funding

Contributed without restrictions on its use. It provides UNHCR with vital flexibility in determining how best to protect and assist people of concern who are in the greatest need or at the greatest risk.

Softly earmarked funding

Allows UNHCR to allocate resources across a range of countries and activities in a given region or situation, or a specific Pillar, theme or activity in accordance with identified priorities.

Multi-year funding

Pledged for 24 months or more. Whilst not all multiyear funding is flexible, the value of this type of contribution is its predictability, allowing UNHCR to apportion resources where they are needed most at the beginning of the year.

Earmarked funding

Contributions for a specific country without any further limitations. Also includes contributions for the response to an emergency situation within a specified country.

Tightly earmarked funding

Contributions that are earmarked for a specific project or sector within a country or division. Also includes in-kind contributions and Junior Professional Officers.

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Flexible Funding

OTHER SOFTLY EARMARKED CONTRIBUTIONS IN USD AT THE GLOBAL LEVEL BY THE END OF 2021
Norway | United States of America | Private donors

UNEARMARKED CONTRIBUTIONS IN USD AT THE GLOBAL LEVEL BY THE END OF 2021
Sweden 95.2 million | Norway 72.5 million | Netherlands 37.2 million | Denmark 35.6 million | Germany 27 million | Private donors Spain 19.9 million | France 18.5 million | Switzerland 18.4 million | Private donors Japan 14.9 million | Belgium 11.9 million | Ireland 11.8 million | Italy 10 million

Algeria | Armenia | Bulgaria | Canada | Costa Rica | Estonia | Finland | Iceland | Kuwait | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Monaco | Montenegro | Peru | Philippines | Qatar | Republic of Korea | Saudi Arabia | Singapore | Thailand | Turkey | Uruguay | Private donors