Latvian unearmarked funds save refugees worldwide
Contributions to UNHCR
Latvia has been donating to UNHCR on a regular basis since 2012. Between 2013 and 2015, Latvia annually contributed an important unearmarked donation of EUR 15,000. In 2016, Latvia earmarked its entire funding to UNHCR’s large-scale humanitarian operations in the Middle East, to strengthen the overall response to the needs erupting from the Syria emergency. In 2015, Latvia granted a total of EUR 115,000 to UNHCR of which EUR 100,000 were allocated to the Ukraine situation and the Syria emergency. In 2014, Latvia nearly doubled its support to UNHCR and funded operations addressing the devastating impact of the outbreak of violence in Iraq and people affected by the conflict inside Ukraine.
The Government of Denmark has generously contributed USD 8.8 million to UNHCR Lebanon to support community-based protection during 2019 and 2020. The funding will strengthen Social Development Centres and Community Development Centers across Lebanon.
Key challenges include lack of school spaces, teachers not adequately trained, language barriers and limited access to psycho-social support.
Refugee education in crisis: More than half of the world’s school-age refugee children do not get an education
Of the 7.1 million refugee children of school age, 3.7 million – more than half – do not go to school, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released today.