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Iceland as a Donor

Icelandic contributions to UNHCR

Iceland is a reliable donor and partner to UNHCR. In 2020, Iceland increased its funding to UNHCR with a contribution totaling USD 1.3 million, making it our 14th biggest donor per capita.

Key facts about Iceland as a donor:

  • In 2020, over 50 per cent of Iceland’s contribution to UNHCR was unearmarked.
  • Iceland provided rapid support to Greece following the fire at the Moria Registration and Identification Centre.
  • Iceland also provided support for UNHCR’s coronavirus emergency response, and for the Sahel situation.
  • Iceland pledged an additional USD 205,000 to UNHCR’s Global Appeal 2020 at the Global Refugee Forum.

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Iceland's contributions to UNHCR by country in 2020

Visit our reporting pages to see more contribution data from Iceland.

Read more about the impact of Iceland’s contributions



Two events on statelessness organized in Iceland

Two events on statelessness organized in Iceland

Together with the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration, UNHCR organized an open seminar, highlighting Iceland’s accession to the Statelessness Conventions and the progress of the #IBelong-campaign, as well as a technical workshop for legal practitioners.