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Denmark as a Donor

Danish Contributions to UNHCR 

Denmark has entered a new five year agreement with UNHCR for the period 2022-2026, and is committed to continued flexible contributions, and support for sustainable solutions.

Denmark has consistently been a top donor to UNHCR. In 2021, it was the 7th biggest government donor and the 4th largest donor per capita. 


Key facts about Denmark as a UNHCR donor 

  • During the Global Refugee Forum, Denmark pledged DKK 50 million per year in 2020 and 2021 for UNHCR’s development of innovative solutions.
  • Denmark contributes DKK 50 million to UNHCR’s Emergency Reserve Fund at the start of every year.
  • In 2021, Denmark contributed a total of USD 101 million to UNHCR, of which USD 34.6 million was unearmarked.
  • Denmark provided rapid and urgent humanitarian support in response to the Afghanistan situation in 2021. 
  • Denmark’s thematic focus areas: Solutions and Innovation.

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Visit our reporting pages to see more contribution data. 

Opening doors to higher education

Denmark supports refugee education.

Meet Sarah from Denmark

Support from Denmark enables our humanitarian colleagues to assist displaced people worldwide. 

Read more about the impact of Denmark’s contributions

Refugee entrepreneurs create jobs in Rwanda

Refugee entrepreneurs create jobs in Rwanda

UNHCRs partner in Rwanda, Inkomoko, trains refugee entrepreneurs in business skills. The results are striking: The refugees become more self-reliant, improve their living conditions and, in addition, they create jobs and economic growth.