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"I was born a refugee. I don’t want to die a refugee.” A former DAFI scholar, Faïda is now studying for a Master’s in Audit and Management Accounting at HEC Tchad in N'Djamena. Sewing is her passion as well as a possible alternative career path.   © UNHCR/Antoine Tardy

Denmark is UNHCR’s seventh largest government donor, whose flexible contributions and support for innovative approaches help UNHCR deliver protection and solutions for displaced persons all around the world.

Denmark is UNHCR’s seventh-largest government donor and one of the strongest supporters of UNHCR’s operations around the world.

Denmark is a founding member of UNHCR’s governing Executive Committee (ExCom) and played a key role in discussions around the establishment of the Global Compact on Refugees and the Solutions Alliance. This demonstrates a shared commitment to more sustainable and solutions-oriented responses to the situation of refugees, stateless persons, returnees and internally displaced people.

Denmark hosts UNHCR’s presence in the UN City in Copenhagen, where staff from the UNHCR Education, Global Data Service, Digital Service, and Private Sector Partnerships teams are located.

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Denmark is the fifth largest government contributor of unearmarked funding to UNHCR, and over 80% of its annual contribution comes at the start of each year in the form of unearmarked or flexibly earmarked contributions. This type of funding allows UNHCR to act quickly when new crises emerge and supports under-resourced programs in protracted situations.

Denmark and UNHCR are committed to securing solutions for forcibly displaced people, as shown through the multi-year partnership focusing on finding solutions in protracted situations.

Denmark made significant pledges on education, asylum capacity and energy/climate at the Global Refugee Forum, and in 2021 supported major humanitarian responses such as the Afghanistan and Syria situations. 

Total contributions in 2023 to date