How We Are Funded

UNRWA benefits from the generous support of UN Member States, the European Union and regional governments. Together, these sources represent over 93.50 per cent of financial contributions to the Agency. 

Sister UN agencies share skills and expertise with UNRWA in addition to projects benefiting Palestine refugees in other multi-sectorial areas, making the UN system in the region more coherent and effective. In 2017, these collaborations had a financial value of US$ 50.11 million. 

UNRWA also partners with businesses and foundations, ranging from small local tech companies to large multinationals; we tailor each partnership to make the best use of our partner's expertise and ensure mutual benefit. 

We work closely with small community-based organizations and with international NGOs, drawing on their unique resources and strengths to deliver effective services for Palestine refugees.

Particularly during emergencies, individuals have an invaluable role in responding to the needs of Palestine refugees. Private individuals contributed US$ 1.9 million in 2017.

 

Top donor governments of 2017

USA

EU

Germany UK Sweden

Saudi Arabia

Japan

Switzerland

Norway

Netherlands

 
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Top non-government donors of 2015

Dubai Cares Islamic Relief USA UNRWA USA

Khalifa Bin Zayed
Al Nahyan Foundation

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