Government Partners

UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. The only exception is a very limited subsidy from the Regular Budget of the United Nations, which is used exclusively for administrative costs. The work of UNRWA could not be carried out without sustained contributions from state and regional governments, the European Union and other government partners, which represented 93 per cent of all contributions in 2021.

In 2021, 43 per cent of the Agency’s total pledges of US$ 1.19 billion came from EU member states, who contributed US$ 511.5 million, including through the European Commission. Germany, the EU, and Sweden were the largest individual donors, contributing a cumulative 29 per cent of the Agency’s overall funding. France was also among the top ten donors.

 

OUR TOP GOVERNMENT DONORS FOR 2021

                     
 

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  USA   Germany   EU   Sweden   Japan  
                     
   

 

  France    
  UK   Switzerland   Norway   France   Canada  
                     
     

 

 

 

     
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