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27 Jan 2003 description
report InterAction

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is currently facing one of the most serious funding crises in its history. Global recession and country budget cuts have left the agency with a significant budgetary shortfall in 2002, and prospects for the immediate future of the crisis appear bleak. Mr. Anne Willem Bijleveld, Director of Communications and Information for UNHCR, briefed InterAction member agencies on the UNHCR funding crisis, its impact on refugee programming, and agency strategies for securing financial stability in the future.