Norwegian Contributions to UNHCR
Norway is one of UNHCR’s most important strategic partners and a generous donor. In 2019, Norway was our 4th biggest donor and the biggest donor to UNHCR per capita. In 2019, 47% of Norway’s contribution came as unearmarked funding.
Key facts about Norway as a donor:
- Norway is a supporter of education for displaced children and refugees.
- In 2019, Norway provided USD 94 million to UNHCR, of which 47% was unearmarked, allowing UNHCR to support where the needs were the greatest. Norway was the biggest donor per capita.
- Norway provided key contributions to the Syria situation response, Jordan, Lebanon and the Central Mediterranean situation.
- At the Global Refugee Forum, Norway pledged USD 850,000 to UNHCR’s resettlement efforts.
- Norway also supports the Nansen Refugee Award and contributes annually with a monetary prize to the Nansen Refugee Award winner.
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Norwegian Contribution Stories
UNHCR welcomes the Norwegian Government’s generous donation of NOK 31.5 million (USD 4 million) to UNHCR appeals and activities for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ukraine and Myanmar.
UNHCR thanks the Norwegian Government for their vital contribution of NOK 150 million (USD 18.3 million) to UNHCR’s Emergency and Reslience Response Operations in Syria and the region. In addition, UNHCR is grateful for the government’s pledge of NOK 40 million (USD 5.1 million) to protecting Eritrean and Syrian refugees from smuggling and trafficking across the Mediterranean.
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