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Finland as a Donor

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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Finland supports UNHCR’s emergency work in several refugee crises

Finland supports UNHCR’s emergency work in several refugee crises

Finland has contributed EUR 8.7 million to UNHCR, of which EUR 4.5 million for the Syria crisis, EUR 2 million to the Central African Republic (CAR) crisis and EUR 2.2 million to the South Sudan crisis. In South Sudan new heavy fighting between government forces and rebel troops erupted in July 2016 and in September, the number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in neighbouring countries passed the 1 million mark.