Swedish Contributions to UNHCR
Sweden is one of UNHCR’s most important strategic partners and a generous donor. Sweden consistently provides the highest level of unearmarked funding to UNHCR. In 2019, Sweden provided over USD 42 million to UNHCR, making it our 4th biggest government donor and fifth biggest donor per capita.
Key facts about Sweden as a donor:
- Sweden is an advocate and supporter of refugee education and gender equality. They strongly focus on special protection and assistance measures to support women and girls affected by crisis.
- In 2019, Sweden provided important funding to the Myanmar situation, Syria situation and South Sudan situation
- At the Global Refugee Forum Sweden advocated for flexible funding and resettlement.
- In 2019 Sweden provided USD 100 million in unearmarked funding, the highest amount out of all donors. It was 70% of their total donations.
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Sweden's contributions to UNHCR by situation in 2019.
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Swedish Contribution Stories
Sweden’s early unearmarked funding allows UNHCR to help refugees from the Central African Republic who are hosted in Cameroon – one of the agency’s chronically underfunded programs.
Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation, Mr. Per Olsson Fridh, visits Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
From the Global Refugee Forum: Learn more about some of the Nordic and Baltic commitments aimed at enabling more refugees to go to school.