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Sweden as a Donor

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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