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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 Boosts Funding for UNHCR Appeals

Sweden Boosts Funding for UNHCR Appeals

UNHCR received a significant donation of SEK 15.2 million from the Government of Sweden. Swedish support to UNHCR assists in improving conditions in major refugee and displacement crises.

Sweden Supports the Emergency Response in Iraq

Sweden Supports the Emergency Response in Iraq

Sweden has sent two military Hercules airplanes with emergency supplies to Erbil as part of UNHCR’s massive 10-day operation to help about 500,000 people caught in Iraq’s worsening humanitarian crisis.