Italy is an important partner to UNHCR in protecting and assisting refugees, stateless persons, returnees, and internally displaced people.
As a member of UNHCR's Advisory Committee since 1951, and a founding member of UNHCR's Executive Committee since 1959, Italy’s support for UNHCR’s mandate and forcibly displaced people in the diplomatic, media and public spheres has been steadfast and robust. The country's network of public officials and numerous Italian NGOs involved in humanitarian assistance make it a reliable partner for UNHCR across all seven regions.
Italy's financial support directly contributes to UNHCR's activities on the ground, saving lives and offering solutions in times of emergencies. In 2022, record-high funding from Italy supported humanitarian responses to new and protracted displacement crises in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Niger, Colombia, and more, and contributed to UNHCR's activities protecting, preventing and responding to gender-based violence, providing shelter, healthcare, and livelihoods.
Italy's dedication to finding solutions is proven with a commitment to resettlement, humanitarian corridors, and humanitarian evacuations, providing hope and a way out of dire conditions for those who need it most.