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 90.04 per cent of all contributions in 2019.

In 2019, 58.4 per cent of the Agency’s total pledges of US$ 1.00 billion came from EU member states, who contributed US$ 585.3 million, including through the European Commission. Germany, the EU (including the European Commission), and the United Kingdom were the largest individual donors, contributing a cumulative 37.7 per cent of the Agency’s overall funding. Sweden and the United Arab Emirates were also among the top five donors.

 

OUR TOP GOVERNMENT DONORS FOR 2019

                     
 

 

 

 

 

 
  Germany   EU   UK   Sweden   UAE  
                     
 

 

France

 

 

 

netherlands

 
  Saudi Arabia   France   Japan   Qatar   Netherlands  
                     
     

 

 

 

     
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