Use of Unearmarked Funding in 2016 Report

2016 was a year of extremes for the people of concern to UNHCR, with new or protracted crises across the world, on all continents. It was also one of financial extremes for UNHCR as it worked to protect people and mitigate the effects of conflict or displacement. It saw the Office end the year with its highest budget, of $7.509 billion, up from $6.546 billion at the beginning of the year.

It was also a year of extremes for support. UNHCR received its highest ever level of voluntary contributions at $3.902 billion as 145 governmental and private donors, a range of pooled funding mechanisms, as well as income from the UN Regular Budget, supported the Office’s work. This included $562.6 million in unearmarked contributions, of which $389.9 million came from governmental donors, and $172.6 million from the private sector.

This report sets out to acknowledge the generosity of those donors who provided UNHCR with unearmarked contributions, and to add depth and detail to how this most valuable of financial resources was used.

Latest contributions
  • 14-AUG-2019
    United States of America

    private donors

    $170,689
  • Ireland
    $2,229,654
  • 13-AUG-2019
    Czech Republic
    $1,085,541
  • 09-AUG-2019
    Czech Republic
    $325,662
  • Germany
    $150,523
  • 07-AUG-2019
    Japan
    $71,066
  • Germany
    $288,512
  • 05-AUG-2019
    Ireland
    $222,965
  • 02-AUG-2019
    United States of America

    private donors

    $1,115,700
  • 31-JUL-2019
    European Union
    $3,284,093
  • Switzerland
    $98,259,978
  • Malaysia

    private donors

    $141,411
  • Mexico

    private donors

    $61,871
  • Kuwait
    $5,000,000
  • Netherlands

    private donors

    $167,877
  • China

    private donors

    $906,944
  • Sweden

    private donors

    $1,010,198
  • Brazil

    private donors

    $109,306
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    private donors

    $142,639
  • United Arab Emirates

    private donors

    $144,458