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.   

For more information on our operations, in-depth information on budgets, contributions and expenditure as well as donor contributions, visit our Global Focus website

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Global Appeal 2022

The Global Appeal 2022 communicates to governments, host countries, private donors, and other partners about UNHCR's priorities. It plans to meet the needs of more than 100 million people, who are anticipated to be under its mandate in 2022.

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Global Report 2021

The Global Report presents the work carried out by UNHCR in 2021 to protect and improve the lives of tens of millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced people, stateless persons, and others of concern. 

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Report on Use of Flexible Funding

This report focuses on the role and lasting impact that such funding made in the lives of the world's most vulnerable people and showcases UNHCR's efforts to respond to COVID-19, internal displacement, and other emergencies.

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Top Donors

2021: Top 10 donors*
Donor USD

*As of 31 December 2021

United States of America 1,872,206,682
Germany  488,348,148
European Union  326,645,601
Japan  140,577,508
Sweden  122,980,123
Private donors in Spain  121,096,767
Norway  107,423,101
France  101,200,082
Denmark   101,160,855
Netherlands   91,917,024