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Countries pledge US $1 billion to the UN for 2022

UN High Commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi on November 10, 2021 [JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images]
UN High Commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi on November 10, 2021 [JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images]

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, announced on Wednesday that donor governments pledged a record US $1.054 billion to support the UN's work in 2022, the humanitarian information source based in New York, Reliefweb reports.

"I am grateful to all our donors for this vote of confidence. This funding is vital to support refugees, internally displaced and stateless people. The strong commitment also signals solidarity with the communities and countries hosting them," said Filippo Grandi in Geneva.

According to the report, this donation will be used for UNHCR's key activities in 2022, focusing on refugee and child protection, emergency preparedness and relief items for urgent deployment, cash assistance for the most vulnerable, health, and clean energy.

Highlighting the importance of this donation, Grandi also stated that supporting countries and communities which are hosting large numbers of refugees is also crucial.

"The pledges won't be enough to support the growing global challenges that the agency foresees next year, largely driven by conflict, climate change and COVID-19. Countries should not turn a blind eye to these global problems which affect all human beings." he added.

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