Icelandic contributions to UNHCR
Iceland is a reliable donor and partner to UNHCR. In 2021, Iceland increased its funding to UNHCR with a contribution of approximately USD 1.9 million. This made Iceland our 10th biggest donor per capita.
Key facts about Iceland as a donor:
- In 2021, the majority of Iceland’s contribution to UNHCR was unearmarked (USD 500,000) or softly earmarked (USD 1 million).
- Iceland also provided support for UNHCR’s coronavirus emergency response, and for the Sahel situation.
- Iceland has also provided consistent support for UNHCR efforts in Syria.
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Read more about the impact of Iceland’s contributions
Unearmarked funding from the Nordic countries helps UNHCR continue protecting and assisting Yemenis caught in one of the world’s largest but most underfunded crises.
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.
Moumouni Abdoulaye is amongst the 2.7 million people in Africa’s Sahel region forced to flee from home in search for safety. A new contribution from Iceland enables UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to protect refugees like him and his family.