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Donors Pledge $857M To UNHCR, Representing 11% Of 2018 Funding Needs

U.N. News Centre: Donors make initial pledges of $857 million to fund U.N. refugee agency’s work in 2018
“Donor governments on Tuesday pledged an initial $857 million to fund the United Nations refugee agency’s work to help some 67 million displaced or stateless people worldwide in 2018. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that while the pledges made at an annual meeting in Geneva represent only 11 percent of its total 2018 funding needs of over $7.5 billion, they indicate the anticipated funding levels next year. However, the gap between the funds received and the needs of refugees and other displaced people will likely continue growing, with new crises and worsening displacement running at record levels…” (12/5).