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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 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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2022 in review: Sweden as a Donor

Empowering women and girls with support from Sweden

Meet Cherin from Sweden

Support from Sweden enables our humanitarian colleagues to assist displaced people worldwide.

Read more about the impact of Sweden’s contributions

Sweden’s support vital to helping refugees in South Sudan

Sweden’s support vital to helping refugees in South Sudan

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.