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 2019, it was the 8th biggest donor and the 4th largest donor per capita. In 2018, it was the 8th biggest donor and 3rd 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 50.5 million (around USD 7.5 million) to UNHCR’s Emergency Reserve Fund at the start of every year.
- Denmark contributed over 24 million USD in unearmarked funding in 2019 and a total of USD 91.6 million to UNHCR. It was a top 10 donor.
- Denmark’s top recipients in 2019 were: South-Sudan situation, Syria situation, Myanmar situation and the Afghan situation.
- Denmark’s thematic foci: Solutions and Innovation
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Danish Contribution Stories
The recent contribution of USD 1.6 million (DKK 10 million) released from Denmark’s Emergency Reserve Fund will strengthen protection activities for Venezuelans refugees and migrants.
Denmark will host a new international data center in support of an improved response to forced displacement
The Data Center will strengthen collection, analysis and sharing of data on refugees and internally displaced persons.
By late March 2018 tens of thousands have fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo to neighbouring countries, bringing the current number of Congolese refugees in Africa to 740,000.
USD 500,000 from Denmark’s Emergency Reserve Fund will support UNHCR’s work to help the increasing numbers of Venezuelans, fleeing violence, insecurity and lack of basic services.
More Rohingya refugees arrive in Bangladesh every day. The substantial donation from Denmark will support UNHCR’s efforts to develop a new site for the new arrivals to live.
Sudan is one of the largest emergencies in Africa today. Nearly 160,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan in the first half of 2017.