In the framework of the revised inter-agency regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) for Europe, released on 10 June 2016, the Plan amounts to USD 669.9 million with UNHCR appealing for USD 380.3 million in additional support for affected European countries in the eastern Mediterranean and western Balkans countries for 2016. This appeal supersedes the original 2016 requirements for participating organizations. Under the RMRP, UNHCR is appealing for 300 million USD for Greece, and as of 31 December the total recorded contributions for the country amount to 184.5 million USD.
Special thanks to major donors to the refugee emergency in Europe – the European Union, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom – as well as to all government donors and private donors for their generous contributions. The financial support provided by donors who have contributed with non-earmarked and broadly earmarked funds, as well as for those who have contributed directly to the situation and the Greece operation allows to provide direct assistance in protection and help find solutions for refugees and asylum-seekers. In this changing operational context, UNHCR is appealing to donors to provide contributions that can be allocated as flexibly as possible.
The Global Appeal 2017 Update is now available and presents the financial resources that UNHCR will need in 2017 to protect and improve the lives of tens of millions of forcibly displaced people.
Donors for the Greek operation
Major donors of unrestricted and regional funds in 2016:
United States of America (200 M) | Sweden (95 M) | Priv Donors Spain (50 M) | Netherlands (46 M) | United Kingdom (45 M) | Norway (40 M) | Japan (24 M) | Denmark (24 M) | Priv Donors Republic of Korea (19 M) | Priv Donors Italy (18 M) | Canada (16 M) | Australia (15 M) | Switzerland (15 M) | Priv Donors Japan (15 M) | France (14 M) | Priv Donors USA (14 M) | Priv Donors Sweden (13 M) | Germany (13 M) | Italy (10 M)