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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Read more about how Finland empowers displaced individuals with disabilities:
- Meet 4 year old Maysa, who was born deaf in war-torn Syria.
- Meet Agnes, a woman with a prosthetic leg, living in Nyabiheke refugee camp in Rwanda.
Finland's contributions to UNHCR by situation in 2019.
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Finnish Contribution Stories
The situations in Syria and Iraq are among the world’s most underfunded crises. Support and unearmarked funding from Finland enables UNHCR to help the most vulnerable refugees.
A contribution of USD 1.9m from Finland allows UNHCR to strengthen the response in one of the most complex and forgotten displacement crises in the world.
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.