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.
As refugees need a place to practice speaking Swedish, and seniors need help managing their new smartphones, it would be a lost opportunity not to bring these two groups together.
Refugees and Estonians are bonding over food this year at a series of interactive, ethnic food workshops.
A group of university students in Copenhagen has established the initiative “Student Refugees” in order to help and guide young refugees to access higher education in Denmark.