2022 Global Planning Figures
2022 planning population figures
102.6 million people of concern*
2022 financial requirements
Global planning budgets 2021/2022
Global budget by Impact Area
Global Focus is UNHCR’s main operational reporting portal for donors and other key partners. The site has been newly updated and linked to UNHCR’s new COMPASS results-based management platform. It provides an overview of the protection risks that refugees and other populations of concern to UNHCR face across the world, as well as regularly updated information about the organization’s programmes, operations, financial requirements, funding levels and donor contributions. Please visit the Global Focus website to read more about UNHCR’s global activities and operations.
“2022 will be shaped by the world’s response to three threats: conflict, COVID-19 and climate change.
“The longer we leave these problems, the bigger the consequences. And without urgent action, UNHCR anticipates the number of people under its mandate will continue to swell, forcing us to respond to new emergencies, as we did in Afghanistan, Ethiopia and dozens of other places in 2021.
“UNHCR aims to save and improve the lives of the people of concern, lessen the burden on States that do so much to host them, and solve their situations as soon as possible. All this work is made possible by you – by host communities and countries, by donors – to whom the world owes a great debt of gratitude. With this Global Appeal, I invite you to support UNHCR’s work in 2022.”
Letter from Mursal Mohammadi, a participant in UNHCR’s Journalist Mentorship Programme
“We have fled unimaginable circumstances – war, persecution, human rights abuses. But that doesn’t define us. I am not just a refugee. I am a scholar. I am a storyteller. I am a photographer. And much more.
“I want the children in my country – including every single girl – as well as refugees across the world to have a chance to experience the life-changing power of education the way I have. But like me, they might just need a little help.”
COMPASS: UNHCR’s new results-based framework
UNHCR has invested considerably in a set of reforms that will make it more agile and better equipped to meet the objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees and the Sustainable Development Goals. Central to this transformation is COMPASS, UNHCR’s new results-based management approach.
Assistant High Commissioner for Protection
“In many countries, more than 50% of the people needing protection are children… More support is required to combat gender-based violence… Our presence on the ground, extensive partnerships at the local level and community-based approaches are what makes contributions to UNHCR impactful.”
In COMPASS, four “Impact Areas” cover the overarching areas where UNHCR’s strategy aims to improve the lives of people under its mandate.
Kelly T. Clements
Deputy High Commissioner
“I am convinced we are on the right track to strengthen work essential to deliver better protection and aid to the millions who depend on UNHCR for support. We are determined to succeed.”
Outcome and Enabling Areas
UNHCR’s plans and actions are tracked in COMPASS under 16 “Outcome Areas”. These describe the various ways in which UNHCR works to achieve the desired Impacts.
There is also work within UNHCR that enables the whole organization to function, captured under five “Enabling Areas”.
Di Baladna (Our Land), by Emtithal Mahmoud
Some aspects of UNHCR’s strategy deserve a particular focus but have implications that cut across many different areas of work.
Assistant High Commissioner for Operations
“We are ready for a high level of unpredictability in 2022. We have strong preparedness and emergency response mechanisms, with colleagues on standby to be deployed and stockpiles available.”
UNHCR’s operations are covered by seven regional headquarters.
“I am humbled to work for refugees and all displaced people. I often think of many of the families I have met, and am angered by how little is able to be done by the international community to help stabilize their situations and help them to return to a life they deserve. When I check in with them, it’s been all too often the case that their lives have become more – not less – challenging as time passes.”
To all hosting states and donors – governmental and private – UNHCR extends its most sincere thank you for your support in the year to come.
Learn more about how UNHCR’s work in 2022 will impact the lives of millions of refugees, asylum-seekers, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people by reading UNHCR’s Global Appeal 2022 or visiting the Global Focus website.