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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Sweden’s unearmarked funding helps UNHCR to quickly respond to urgent shelter needs for refugees, who have been displaced by the continued fighting in Ethiopia.
Sweden’s early unearmarked funding allows UNHCR to help refugees from the Central African Republic who are hosted in Cameroon – one of the agency’s chronically underfunded programs.
Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation, Mr. Per Olsson Fridh, visits Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.