Australia for UNHCR is the UN Refugee Agency’s national partner in Australia, raising funds and awareness to support displaced people across the globe.
Australia for UNHCR unites caring Australians – individuals, community groups and businesses – to support people fleeing conflict, disaster and persecution. We advocate and fundraise for refugee protection, emergency aid and long-term support and solutions, helping UNHCR reach millions of displaced people each year.
With more than 100 million people now displaced around the world, your support is needed more than ever. Your regular gift can help UNHCR provide life-saving aid whenever and wherever an emergency arises.
UNHCR works in more than 130 countries around the world. We are often first in and last out in a refugee crisis, providing vulnerable families with shelter, water and other survival essentials.
Farishta*, a widow and mother of two, fled her home in northern Afghanistan when the Taliban overran her town. In Kabul, she struggled to pay for rent or food and was sinking into debt before she began receiving UNHCR assistance.
*Name changed for protection reasons