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.
Now a widely known tradition, World Refugee Day is marked every year on 20 June in Rukla Refugee Reception center, with the support of UNHCR.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, provides you with 10 important facts on refugees – for a fact-based discussion.
UNHCR together with partners in Estonia undertook a study to assess whether current law and practice regarding the provision of legal aid in Estonia are in line with regional and international standards.