Your Will can be their refuge

When we think about making a Will, it’s only natural to consider loved ones first and foremost. Many people also find a place in their Will to reflect other important aspects of their lives – the issues that concern them most and the causes they believe in.

By remembering Australia for UNHCR in your Will, you are helping ensure that people displaced by conflict and natural disaster receive vital support in their time of need. Beyond your lifetime, you will be providing protection, food, water, shelter, education and healthcare to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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How your gift can help

“My children get excited to see the vegetables. It reminds us of our farm back home. These vegetables taste really good, so I don’t have to buy any from the market.”

Sahera and her family live in the world’s largest refugee camp. Like most Rohingya refugees who fled persecution and violence in August 2017, Sahera is a farmer. But when her family took shelter in Kutupalong settlement, Bangladesh, there was very little space to cultivate crops.

Through a unique project created by UNHCR, Sahera is now able to plant, harvest and enjoy her own garden-grown produce again.

Australia for UNHCR is a strong supporter of livelihoods projects that help women achieve financial independence and provide for their families.

Gifts in Wills helped change Sahera’s life. Make your gift their refuge.

Thanks to support from UNHCR, Sahera can now plant and harvest fresh vegetables. © UNHCR/K. Hasan

How to leave a bequest to Australia for UNHCR

1. Talk about your decision with your loved ones
2. Choose the type of legacy you would like to leave:

A residuary gift: the remainder of your Estate once everything else is taken care of
A percentage of your Estate: a specific proportion of your Estate’s value
A pecuniary gift: a specific sum of money

3. Visit a solicitor to have your Will written or updated with a codicil
4. Notify Australia for UNHCR

The following words can be used to describe the type of gift you wish to leave to Australia for UNHCR. We suggest you take our bequest brochure with you when consulting your solicitor.

I give to Australia for UNHCR ACN 35 092 843 322 of PO Box 428, QVB, NSW 1230 [the residue / the desired percentage / the specific sum of $..........] of my Estate to be used for its general purposes. I direct that a written receipt from Australia for UNHCR shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for my Trustee.


Each gift makes a difference 

“As someone who supports refugees, I want a world where everyone has the right to be safe, to have dignity and hope for the future, even if I’m not around to see it. I know that Wills are a very personal matter. But if you, like me, feel ready to think about the kind of legacy you’ll leave behind, I hope that hearing about my experience has been helpful.” — Madeleine, confirmed bequestor 

We'd love to hear from you

For more information or to let us know about a gift in your Will, please contact our Planned Giving Manager Aylin Salt on (02) 9276 6871 or [email protected]

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