Allocation of SDC Funding to UNHCR Operations in 2016

Project completed

In line with the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) principles, Switzerland recognizes the necessity of predictable and flexible funding to respond to changing needs in humanitarian crises. SDC funding to UNHCR operations allows the UN Refugee Agency to respond proactively and to provide immediate protection and assistance to refugees and internally displaced people in life-threatening situations and underfunded emergencies.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Colombia
Myanmar
Pakistan
Migration
Forced displacement (refugees, IDP, human trafficking)
01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016
CHF 2'000'000
Background

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has a global mandate to lead and coordinate international efforts to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard their rights and well-being as laid down in the 1951 Refugee Convention and in the 1967 Protocol, which describe the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons as well as the obligations of states.

Objectives

Providing immediate protection and assistance to refugees and internally displaced people in life-threatening situations and underfunded emergencies.

Target groups

Refugees and internally displaced people worldwide

Medium-term outcomes

Through its support, Switzerland contributes to the improvement of the international protection of refugees and to the search for durable solutions. It aims first and foremost to support UNHCR in the implementation of its core mandate and its commitment to the strengthening of the humanitarian coordination mechanism.

Results

Expected results:  

Effective protection and assistance is provided by UNHCR to refugees and internally displaced people worldwide.


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   2'000'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   2'000'000 Total project since first phase Budget inclusive project partner CHF  29'700'000
Project phases Phase 24 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase) Phase 22 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase) Phase 17 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 16 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 15 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 14 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 12 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 11 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 10 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)

Phase 9 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)

Phase 8 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 7 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 6 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 5 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 3 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 2 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 1 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed)