Nobody chooses to be a refugee.

But every person forced to flee has the right to seek protection. 

Each day thousands of families are forced to flee their homes and leave everything behind. People like you, people like me

As the number of people forced to flee their homes continues to grow, it is the world’s poorest countries that are shouldering much of the responsibility for refugees. Meanwhile, the global response to large-scale movements of people remains inadequate and underfunded. 

UNHCR is working on a new, more systematic vision for supporting the world's refugees, but is calling on Australian citizens to get behind it. 

Stand #WithRefugees and add your voice to a global movement demanding governments safeguard the rights of refugees everywhere.

Australian supporters


have pledged their support!

Yes, I want to be kept informed about how I can help support this campaign and UNHCR's work.

Why your voice matters

This petition will help UNHCR:

  • Ensure every refugee family has somewhere safe to live.
  • Ensure every refugee child gets an education.
  • Ensure every refugee can work or learn new skills to make a positive contribution to their community.

Your name will be included when the final petition is presented at the next UN General Assembly in September 2018, representing the voices of citizens around the world.

Find out about UNHCR's new vision for supporting the world's refugees

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You can help

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Every donation makes a real and lasting difference in the lives of refugees.

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