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.
His road to success has not been easy, but Asif says that Norway is a good place for refugees willing to learn the language and work hard.
With her own life in danger, Manal made a decision no mother should have to make: she fled to safety in Denmark, leaving her children behind.
This news story in was produced by Latvian TV news program “Panorama” and aired on January 26, 2018. Full article is published on the Latvian public media site “LSM”. A little more than two years ago Latvia agreed to host 531 asylum seekers...