Estonian Contributions to UNHCR
Estonia is a reliable donor to UNHCR and has provided donations since 2008. In recent years, Estonia has significantly increased its unearmarked funding, helping UNHCR reach refugees across the globe. Estonia’s allocations to UNHCR also have been earmarked for many of the world’s most conflict ridden countries and the most desperate humanitarian situations, including Myanmar, Syria, and Ukraine.
Key facts about Estonia as a donor:
- In 2019, Estonia provided USD 477,547 to UNHCR, making it the 31st biggest donor per capita.
- Estonia provided important funding to the situations in Myanmar and Syria.
- At the Global Refugee Forum, Estonia pledged to increase its support to UNHCR on digital identification.
- Estonian funding continues to strengthen operations in Ukraine to make sure the country’s vulnerable internally displaced population get the assistance they need.
Estonia's contributions to UNHCR by situation in 2019.
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Estonian Contribution Stories
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.
Jeena and Khaled are refugee children from Syria who were forced to flee from the brutal conflict in Syria and are now living in neighbouring Jordan.
As part of the international community’s emergency response to Syria, the Republic of Estonia has donated EUR 50,000 (USD: 64, 350) to UNHCR to assist and protect Syrian refugees in Jordan.