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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. Sweden consistently provides the highest level of unearmarked funding to UNHCR. In 2020, Sweden provided USD 124.7 million to UNHCR, making it our fifth biggest donor and sixth biggest donor per capita. Sweden is our biggest multi-year donor of unearmarked funding, and in 2020, USD 88.2 million of its 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 2020, Sweden provided over USD 3 million to UNHCR’s Syria situation response.
  • In 2020, Sweden provided almost USD 4 million to the South Sudan situation.
  • At the Global Refugee Forum, Sweden advocated for flexible funding and resettlement.  

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Read more on how early unearmarked Swedish funding helps refugees.

Sweden's contributions to UNHCR by situation in 2020

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Read more about the impact of Sweden’s contributions