Funding Trends

UNRWA provides regular financial updates to donors and other stakeholders. This section shares the latest information on funding requirements and contributions received.

Contribution statistical charts

Contributions to UNRWA from all sources analysed and illustrated graphically. 

Click here for an overview of donor pledges and funds received in 2021.

Click here for all contribution charts for prior years yearly overview, and click here for 2015 – 2021 top 20 donors list.

Funding Requirements 2021

Click here for information on our core programme budget for 2021
Click here for information on our emergency appeals

TOP 20 Government donors in 2020*


Contribution (US$)

Germany 210,384,339
EU (including ECHO) 157,059,235
UK 64,129,434
Sweden  60,420,012
Japan 33,080,021
Switzerland 29,529,812
Saudi Arabia 28,933,333
Norway 27,887,600
Canada 24,083,407
France 22,986,067
Netherlands 22,130,814
Turkey 20,561,025
Italy 17,714,100
Denmark 15,717,155
Spain (including Regional Governments) 14,358,262
Belgium (including Government of Flanders) 13,203,288
Finland 10,352,571
Ireland 8,933,341
Australia 8,393,204
Qatar 8,000,000

* Includes total contributions made toward all programmes. Contribution data is accurate as of 31 December 2020. Click here (PDF) to see all government contributions.

Top 20 Non-government donors in 2020*

Donor Contribution (US$) 
UNRWA USA National Committee 3,008,050
Islamic Relief USA 2,740,000
King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre 2,455,000
UNRWA Spanish Committee 1,665,579
Qatar Charity 1,500,000
Muslim World League 1,000,000
Novo Nordisk 736,050
Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS) 700,000
Norwegian Refugee Council 688,686
Development Action without Borders, Naba'a 573,640
International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) 519,292
RedR Australia 471,932
Southern New Hampshire University 225,000
Campaign For the Children of Palestine, Japan 218,614
Hasene International e.V 186,258
Handicap International 171,900
RKK 129,652
IDB 120,000
Kuwait Red Crescent Society 115,000
Canadian Palestinian Professional Foundation 107,336
* Includes total contributions made toward all programmes.