Swedish contributions to UNHCR
Sweden is one of UNHCR’s most important strategic partners and a generous donor. In 2021, Sweden provided USD 123 million to UNHCR, making it our fourth biggest government donor and fifth biggest donor per capita. Sweden is UNHCR’s biggest multi-year donor of unearmarked funding, and in 2021, USD 75.4 million of Sweden’s overall funding was unearmarked.
Key facts about Sweden as a donor:
- Sweden is an advocate and supporter of refugee education and gender equality. Sweden strongly focuses on special protection and assistance measures to support women and girls affected by crisis.
- In 2021, Sweden supported UNHCR’s response to Syria situation response, the South Sudan situation and the Sahel situation.
- Sweden’s unearmarked support allows UNCR to respond rapidly to emergencies, as well as continue protecting forcibly displaced people in protracted and forgotten crises.
- At the Global Refugee Forum, Sweden advocated for flexible funding and resettlement.
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Unearmarked funding from the Nordic countries helps UNHCR continue protecting and assisting Yemenis caught in one of the world’s largest but most underfunded crises.
Vital contributions from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway and Sweden helped UNHCR ensure winter assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan and other countries in the region.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visited Stockholm on 9 March 2022.