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Finnish Contributions to UNHCR 

Finland is an important and reliable donor to UNHCR. In 2019 it was the 13th largest 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: 

  • In 2019, Finland provided UNHCR with over USD 22 million, making it the 16th biggest donor. USD 7.8 million of this sum was unearmarked contributions. 
  • Recipients of Finnish funding in 2019 included South Sudan situation, Syria situation, Yemen and DR Congo 
  • Finland has a thematic funding focus on strengthening support to vulnerable groups in displacement situations, including persons with disabilities and specific needs, which 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 situation in 2019.

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Finnish Contribution Stories



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.

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