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
The Nordic and Baltic countries responded fast in providing support, allowing UNHCR to provide both immediate and longer-term response to people fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Swedish support allows UNHCR to prepare for and respond to the monsoon season that exacerbates the situation in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh.
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.