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
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