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Denmark as a Donor

Danish Contributions to UNHCR 

In 2017, Denmark signed a five-year agreement with UNHCR, committing to continue providing flexible funding and providing support to innovative solutions.

Denmark has consistently been a top donor to UNHCR. In 2020, it was the 6th biggest donor and the second 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 2020, Denmark contributed a total of USD 101 million to UNHCR, of which USD 34.6 million was unearmarked.
  • Denmark also contributed USD 14.6 million to UNHCR’s coronavirus emergency response in 2020.
  • Denmark’s thematic focus areas: Solutions and Innovation.

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Denmark's contributions to UNHCR by country in 2020

Visit our reporting pages to see more contribution data from Denmark.

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Denmark funds protracted refugee crises in Africa at risk of being forgotten

Denmark funds protracted refugee crises in Africa at risk of being forgotten

UNHCR’s annual meeting of its executive committee, bringing together 140 states, came to a close Friday 9 October. Much attention was focused on the Afghan situation, and the world’s largest humanitarian crisis unfolding in Syria leading to refugees arriving in the thousands in Europe. However, the High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, also urged donor countries not to forget the needs of the millions of people displaced from protracted crises creating refugee emergencies in several regions of Africa.

Denmark supports UNHCR with USD 10.3 million to refugee emergencies

Denmark supports UNHCR with USD 10.3 million to refugee emergencies

UNHCR is grateful for Denmark’s continued strong support to refugee emergencies. Denmark is the only donor to contribute with an Emergency Fund at the start of each year of USD 8.8 million (DKK 50.5 million), which is solely at UNHCR’s discretion to allocate where the need is the greatest.