Finnish Contributions to UNHCR
Finland is an important and reliable donor to UNHCR. In 2021, it was UNHCR’s 15th biggest government donor and 13th biggest donor per capita. Finland annually gives a large unearmarked contribution to UNHCR.
Key facts about Finland as a donor:
- In 2021, Finnish funding supported several situations to which UNHCR is responding, including the Syria situation, the Afghanistan situation, the coronavirus situation.
- In 2021, Finland provided UNHCR with USD 26.6 million, of which USD 8.4 million was unearmarked.
- 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 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.
UNHCR has received a significant contribution of EUR 10 million from Finland to support UNHCR’s work with refugees and internally displaced people in several refugee situations around the world.
UNHCR thanks Finland for its significant support to UNHCR. Finland recently donated USD 12.4 million to the Syria crisis and for UNHCR operations in Africa and Asia, adding to the support so far of USD 22.4 million in 2014.