Estonian contributions to UNHCR
Estonia is a reliable partner to UNHCR, and donor to several refugee situations, such as Ukraine and the Rohingya situation. In 2021, Estonia provided UNHCR with a total of USD 696,000 in financial contributions.
In 2020, Estonia provided UNHCR with USD 696,000, of which over USD 119,000 was unearmarked.
Key facts about Estonia as a donor:
Estonia is a strong partner to UNHCR and has provided donations since 2008.
- In 2020, Estonia provided USD 163,000 for UNHCR’s coronavirus emergency needs.
- Estonia provided important funding to the situations in Myanmar and Syria.
- Between 2018 and 2021, Estonia contributed over USD 900,000 to UNHCR’s Ukraine operation. Estonian funding continues to help strengthen the response in Ukraine to make sure the country’s vulnerable internally displaced population get the assistance they need.
- At the Global Refugee Forum, Estonia pledged to increase its support to UNHCR on digital identification.Estonia is a strong partner to UNHCR and has provided donations since 2008.
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Read more about the impact of Estonia’s contributions
More than ever, UNHCR relies on generous donors like the Government of Estonia to provide life-saving help and protection to a record-high number of people forced to flee their homes.
In 2017, with funding from the Government of Estonia, UNHCR helped the most vulnerable people forced to leave their homes globally.
As 2016 draws to a close, the world is witnessing a record high level of forced displacement, with over 65 million people on the move. While new refugee crises are erupting, unresolved and protracted refugee situations worldwide shows no signs of being resolved in the nearest future. The challenges faced by UNHCR in attempting to respond to multiple life-threatening crises and ever-growing humanitarian needs are rapidly expanding.