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Norway as a Donor

Norwegian contributions to UNHCR

Norway is one of UNHCR’s most important strategic partners and a generous donor. In 2020, Norway was UNHCR’s 8th biggest donor, and third biggest donor per capita. 52 per cent of Norway’s 2020 contribution to UNHCR was unearmarked.

Key facts about Norway as a donor:

  • Norway is a supporter of education for displaced children and refugees.
  • In 2020, Norway provided contributions to UNHCR in Syria, Uganda, Lebanon, to the Venezuela situation, and to our coronavirus response.
  • 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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Read more about how Norway protects refugees survivors of gender-based violence


Norway's contributions to UNHCR by situation in 2020

Visit our reporting pages to see more contribution data from Norway.

Read more about the impact of Norway’s contributions