Swedish contributions to UNHCR
Sweden is one of UNHCR’s most important strategic partners and a generous donor. In 2022, Sweden provided USD 145.6 million to UNHCR, making it our fifth biggest government donor and sixth biggest donor per capita. Sweden is UNHCR’s biggest multi-year donor of unearmarked funding, and in 2022, USD 99.3 million of Sweden’s overall funding was unearmarked.
Facts about Sweden as a donor:
- In 2022, Sweden provided important support to UNHCR’s response to the Ukraine situation.
- In 2022, Sweden also supported UNHCR’s response to the Syria situation, the South Sudan situation and the Myanmar situation.
- 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.
- Sweden’s unearmarked and flexible support allows UNCR to respond rapidly to emergencies, as well as continue protecting forcibly displaced people in protracted and forgotten crises.
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Read more about the impact of Sweden’s contributions
More than 200,000 South Sudanese refugees have fled conflict in Sudan and returned to South Sudan, but many find themselves stranded in remote border areas. Swedish contributions to UNHCR are vital to continuing the life-saving support in the region.
Contributions from Sweden have enabled UNHCR to continue providing life-saving support and protection to people displaced in Yemen.
Funding from the Nordic and Baltic countries has helped provide essential support to people displaced as a result of the war in Ukraine.