Norwegian contributions to UNHCR
Norway is one of UNHCR’s most important strategic partners and a generous donor. In 2021, Norway was UNHCR’s fifth biggest government donor, and third biggest donor per capita. 74 per cent of Norway’s 2021 contribution to UNHCR was unearmarked.
Key facts about Norway as a donor:
- Norway is a supporter of education for displaced children and refugees.
- In 2021, Norway provided contributions to UNHCR’s response to the Afghanistan situation, Syria situation, Myanmar situation, Ethiopia emergency, South Sudan situation, Venezuela situation, Central Mediterranean Route situation, and to the DRC situation.
- At the Global Refugee Forum, Norway pledged USD 850,000 to UNHCR’s resettlement efforts.
- Norway also supports the Nansen Refugee Award and contributes annually with a monetary prize to the Nansen Refugee Award winner.
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