UNHCR has long-standing partnerships with donor governments, which provide crucial funding on an annual basis. It is through these partnerships that UNHCR can protect, save lives and build better futures for the tens of millions of refugees, internally displaced and stateless people around the world.
For more information about how UNHCR is funded and details on our latest publications, as well as in-depth information on budgets, contributions and expenditure, visit the Global Focus website, UNHCR’s main operational reporting portal for donors and other key partners.
Voluntary contributions from government partners and the European Union (EU) are vital to our work, accounting for almost 90% of our annual income.
As of 31 December 2021, our three largest partners were the United States of America, the European Union and Germany, while our largest government partners of unearmarked funds were Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Denmark. Unearmarked funding provides the backbone of UNHCR’s activities on a global scale, allowing us to respond to emergencies as they happen and enabling us to stay and deliver long after the headlines have faded.
For more information on our operations, in-depth information on budgets, contributions and expenditure as well as donor contributions, visit our Global Focus website.
The Global Appeal is UNHCR's annual publication describing its plans for the coming year and the outlook for forcibly displaced and stateless people in 2023.
The Global Report presents the work carried out by UNHCR in 2021 to protect and improve the lives of tens of millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced people, stateless persons, and others of concern.
This report focuses on the role and lasting impact that such funding made in the lives of the world's most vulnerable people and showcases UNHCR's efforts to respond to COVID-19, internal displacement, and other emergencies.