UNHCR relies primarily on voluntary contributions to carry out its mission as only a tiny percentage of its budget comes from the United Nations (less than 1%). The unprecedented increase in needs has strained the ability to provide for the people UNHCR protects, so that in 2020, UNHCR was only able to mobilize 59% of the funding needed for its various missions.
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Your donations make a real difference to the refugees and vulnerable people we support.
Our online payment system is currently under construction, but you will be able to donate through this site from 2022. You can make a donation by bank transfer today:
Bank : PostFinance AG, Mingerstrasse 20, 3030 Berne
Beneficiary : Switzerland for UNHCR Foundation
Zip code: 1211 Geneva 2
IBAN : CH62 0900 0000 1561 7329 8
SWIFT/BIC : POFICHBEXXX
We are happy to send you payment slips by mail upon request. Send us your details using the form below, or contact us by phone at :
T. 022 552 78 08.
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If you have any questions, we invite you to consult our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you cannot find the answer to your question and would like additional information, please contact us using the form below or by phone at +41 22 552 78 08 - (our phone line is open from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday). Our dedicated donor relations team will be happy to answer your questions.