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Twin conflicts in Africa have forced nearly 2 million people from their homes

UNHCR is in a race against time to respond to the crises.

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Syrian refugees in Lebanon pass 1 million mark

The Syria crisis has reached another devastating milestone, with the number of refugees fleeing to Lebanon surpassing 1 million.

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Thousands displaced in South Sudan

Since heavy fighting broke out in the capital of Juba in mid-December 2013, more than 800,000 people have fled their homes and some 275,000 have fled to neighbouring countries.

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Crisis in Central African Republic

More than 700,000 Central Africans have been displaced by violence and unrest including some 207,000 in the capital of Bangui alone.

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Syrian refugee children and their families are suffering in freezing temperatures

UNHCR is on the ground providing urgently needed relief to millions of Syrians as the bitter winter sets in.

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Twin conflicts in Africa have forced nearly 2 million people from their homes
Twin conflicts in Africa have forced nearly 2 million people from their homesSyrian refugees in Lebanon pass 1 million markThousands displaced in South SudanCrisis in Central African RepublicSyrian refugee children and their families are suffering in freezing temperatures
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About Us

Australia for UNHCR is an Australian charity that raises funds to support the work of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Australia. Our purpose is to provide life-changing humanitarian support to refugees and other displaced and stateless people who come under the care and protection of the UN Refugee Agency.

As well as providing emergency relief like shelter, food, water, and medical care, our generous supporters improve refugees' future opportunities, providing infrastructure, schools, and income generating projects. Our monthly donors also provide vital funding for UNHCR's Emergency Response Teams who are on the ground saving lives within 72 hours, whenever and wherever crisis strikes. Find out more about Australia for UNHCR.

About Refugees

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, cares for refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), asylum-seekers, returnees, and stateless people. In 2012 there were more than 45 million of these people worldwide.

Refugees are people who have been forced to flee their homes by conflict or persecution. They are unwilling or unable to avail themselves of the protection of their own government, and must seek protection in another country. Read more about refugees.

What We Do

UNHCR, the world's leading humanitarian agency and charity for refugees, helps refugees and displaced people at every stage of their ordeal.

  • In emergencies, UNHCR provides emergency shelter, food, water and medical care.
  • In established refugee camps and communities, UNHCR strives to improve refugees' quality of life and future opportunities, providing infrastructure, schools and income generating projects.
  • When they are able to return, UNHCR gives refugees assistance with transport, documentation, and essential items to make the transition as smooth as possible.
  • Once they are home, UNHCR provides ongoing support and education to help refugees rebuild their communities and their livelihoods.

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