Lithuanian contributions to UNHCR
Since 2011, Lithuania has been a committed donor to UNHCR. Over time, Lithuania has increased its support to UNHCR. In 2019, Lithuania provided UNHCR with an important donation of almost USD 90,000, making it one of our top 50 donors per capita. In 2020, 100 per cent of Lithuania’s USD 55,000 contribution to UNHCR was unearmarked, enabling rapid responses to sudden, urgent situations and protracted crises.
Key facts about Lithuania as a donor:
- Lithuania has supported UNHCR’s work in Syria for several years.
- During the Global Refugee Forum, Lithuania pledged EUR 50,000 to humanitarian efforts for Rohingya refugees.
- Lithuania’s development support contributes with assistance to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
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In 2017, the Lithuanian government increased its annual funding to UNHCR, strengthening the protection of people forced to flee their homes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar and Syria.
As part of the international community’s emergency response to Syria, Lithuania has donated LTL 70,000 (USD 26,237) to UNHCR to assist and protect Syrian refugees.
At the end of December 2014, the Republic of Lithuania donated €50,000 to the UNHCR Internally Displaced People (IDPS) Operation in Ukraine. This donation is amongst the largest contributions Lithuania has made to UNHCR’s humitarian operations.