UNHCR’s final 2022 budget was $10.714 billion, having increased from the 2022 original budget of $8.994 billion, as four supplementary budgets totalling $1.720 billion were added during the year.
In 2022, expenditure rose by 14% to $5.607 billion, leading to an implementation rate (expenditure over total funds available) of 91%. Funds available reached $6.180 billion, leaving an overall funding gap – funds available compared to the needs-based budget of $10.714 billion – of 42%, down from 44% in 2021.
The Executive Committee at its 72nd session in October 2021 approved an original global needs-based budget for 2022 of $8.994 billion. It comprised programmed activities of $8.554 billion; an operational reserve of $428 million; and $12 million for Junior Professional Officers. The final budget represents the sum of the original budget of $8.994 billion and four supplementary budgets totalling $1.720 billion.
The need to respond to new or worsening crises led to the issuance of four supplementary budgets for $1.720 billion: $1.417 billion for the Ukraine situation; $233.9 million for humanitarian needs of IDPs in the Afghanistan situation; $59.6 million for the emergency in Cameroon and Chad, as part of the Cameroon situation; and $10 million for the monsoon floods under the Pakistan situation.
Programmed activities are field operations; global programmes, which are technical activities undertaken by Headquarters, but which are of direct benefit to field operations; and the work of Headquarters to provide leadership and management, policy guidance, administrative support, and managerial and programmatic assistance to the field.
How UNHCR's activities relate to the four impact areas in the 2022 budget | USD millions
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