Expanding cooperation between the National Postal Lottery and UNHCR – UNHCR in the Netherlands
In 2018, this annual contribution was increased to 2.25 million euros. The cooperation was recently evaluated and the Supervisory Board of the National Postal Lottery decided to continue the cooperation.
In 2020, 82.4 million people were displaced, which is unfortunately another record. With the support of the National Postcode Lottery, we can respond immediately to emergencies and protect people around the world who are forced to leave everything behind. So we are very happy that we will continue to work with the National Postal Lottery.” Claire de Roig, head of fundraising at UNHCR in the Netherlands, says.
John Arnoldusen, President of the National Postal Lottery Charities: “We are proud that – thanks to all participants – we can continue to support the important work that UNHCR does each year. In addition to providing basic emergency relief and housing to thousands of families around the world, the organization also delivers programs focused on long-term results. , such as education, health care and livelihoods. We believe it is important that UNHCR can respond to many acute crises through our unearmarked contribution, such as the recent conflicts in Ethiopia and Afghanistan, but also continue to assist in forgotten crises, such as in Yemen.”
Thanks for the participants
Thanks to more than 3 million loyal lottery participants, UNHCR has already received €41.8 million since 2002 to protect refugees worldwide. Thank you very much for your indispensable support, National Postal Sweepstakes participants!
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