Norwegian contributions to UNHCR
Norway is one of UNHCR’s most important strategic partners and a generous donor. In 2022, Norway was UNHCR’s sixth biggest government donor with more than USD 118 million, and second biggest donor per capita. 61 per cent of Norway’s 2022 contribution to UNHCR was unearmarked.
Facts about Norway as a donor:
- In 2022, Norway provided contributions to UNHCR’s response to the Ukraine situation, Syria situation, Afghanistan situation, Venezuela situation and South Sudan situation.
- Norway is a strong supporter of education for displaced children and refugees.
- At the Global Refugee Forum, Norway pledged USD 850,000 to UNHCR’s resettlement efforts.
- Norway also supports UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award and contributes annually with a monetary prize to the Nansen Refugee Award winner.
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Support from Norway enables our humanitarian colleagues to assist displaced people worldwide.
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