Finnish Contributions to UNHCR
Finland is an important and reliable donor to UNHCR. In 2020, it was UNHCR’s 16th biggest donor and eleventh biggest donor per capita. UNHCR is the biggest recipient of Finnish multilateral funding. Finland annually gives a large unearmarked contribution to UNHCR.
Key facts about Finland as a donor:
- Recipients of Finnish funding in 2020 included the Syria situation response, the DR Congo situation, the Somalia situation, the Myanmar situation, Sudan, and Ethiopia.
- Finland has a thematic funding focus on strengthening support to vulnerable groups in displacement situations, including persons with disabilities and specific needs, who are often rendered invisible in uprooted communities.
- During the Global Refugee Forum, Finland pledged to raise its level of humanitarian funding.
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Finland's contributions to UNHCR by country in 2020
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Read more about the impact of Finland’s contributions
As conflict and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic exacerbate insecurity, UNHCR, supported by Finland, protects Somali refugees, regardless of their age, gender, and disability.
The situations in Syria and Iraq are among the world’s most underfunded crises. Support and unearmarked funding from Finland enables UNHCR to help the most vulnerable refugees.
A contribution of USD 1.9m from Finland allows UNHCR to strengthen the response in one of the most complex and forgotten displacement crises in the world.