Financial Reports

The Executive Committee of UNHCR studies and approves the agency's global budget, making very careful decisions in allocating financial resources (funds) to different operations across the world according to priority of needs.


Thankful to the citizens in Hong Kong, the UNHCR office here has been receiving unfailing support from the public for its refugee work worldwide. In 2007, UNHCR started private sector partnerships’ operation in Hong Kong. Fund raised in Hong Kong is transferred to the headquarters which is responsible for allocating financial resource to different UNHCR operations worldwide. The allocation of funds is determined according to priority of needs. UNHCR plans its programmes and global budget based on a comprehensive needs assessment of the people of concern to the UN refugee agency.


UNHCR 2022 Global Report at a Glance


Fuelled by the war in Ukraine, which triggered the fastest displacement in history, as well as continued conflicts in Myanmar, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2022 saw a record 108.4 million people forcibly displaced from their homes. Read more about the scale of these unprecedented humanitarian crises and explore how your donations are touching the displaced lives all around the world.

Your money helps UNHCR provide protection, shelter and other forms of assistance, and advocacy on behalf of displaced and stateless people every year. We ensure that as many funds as possible are redirected to refugees, stateless persons and asylum-seekers. 85 per cent of all funds raised go directly to field operations. 7 per cent is allocated for global programmes, helping refugees, internally displaced people, asylum seekers and stateless people under the UNHCR mandate around the world, and 8 per cent is for headquarters administration.

UNHCR staff work as closely as possible with and for people forced to flee, with 90 per cent of our workforce based in field locations. For further details on UNHCR’s budget, read our Global Report.

UNHCR Income & Expenditure Summary by year: