Kuwait is an important donor and a generous partner to UNHCR, providing long-standing support to operations in the Middle East.
Through its contributions, Kuwait provides vital assistance for emergency programming permitting UNHCR to deliver essential services and meet the needs of refugees and internally displaced people.
Kuwait’s contributions have enabled a sustained humanitarian response throughout the years, particularly for the Syria and Yemen situations. Notably, a high proportion of Kuwait’s support has been softly earmarked, giving UNHCR vital flexibility to allocate funds where they are needed the most, and respond to emergencies within the region. Softly earmarked funding also ensures that vital resources are available to UNHCR, especially in underfunded operations like Yemen and Syria, allowing UNHCR to continue delivering lifesaving assistance.