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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.

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Denmark funds emergency response for the recent displacement crisis in Diffa, Niger

In 2015, the Lake Chad basin region witnessed increasing waves of violence followed by massive displacement. The Boko Haram group expanded its insurgency from north-eastern Nigeria to neighboring Cameroon, Chad and Niger, killing civilians and uprooting more than 2.7 million people. Since mid-march 2016, the situation in Niger has deteriorated significantly, leading to further displacements and urgent protection and humanitarian needs.

A bright point in darkness

In Iran, Zahra Mesbah was always at the back of the queue. In Iceland, on the other hand, she can even drive a car.

Donor Government Counterparts

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is UNHCR´s Government counterpart on matters related to strategic cooperation and funding

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