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.
UNHCR appeals for resettlement places as record forced displacement and protection needs outstrip solutions
Resettlement helps ensure the protection of the most vulnerable lives.
Airport closure put Wafaa and her family’s resettlement on hold, but she hopes that once crisis eases they can leave Lebanon and her teenage son can stop work.
UNHCR provides its comments on how to strengthen refugee protection in Sweden, Europe and globally.