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 A Young girl stands in front of her tent while it snows in Beqaa valley.
UNHCR / Houssam Hariri
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Middle East, Afghanistan and Ukraine

Winter looms for displaced families

Winter will add to the suffering for refugees and displaced families in Europe, the Middle East and central Asia.

Mike Druce Community Fundraiser Hikes For Refugees
© Supplied by Mike Druce
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Hiking for refugees

Mike Druce has successfully hiked from Mexico to Canada, raising money for refugees.

Pakistan. UNHCR provides emergency support in flood-stricken Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
© UNHCR/Usman Ghani
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UNHCR rushes aid by air and road after Pakistan floods

Triggered by heavy monsoon rains, catastrophic floods in Pakistan have washed away homes and affected millions of people.

Shalle Hassan Abdirahman, a 53-year-old Somali refugee, was forced to flee his home with his family because of  worsening drought and violence from armed extremist group Al-Shabab.
© UNHCR/Eduardo Soteras Jalil
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Somalia has reached a tipping point

The Horn of Africa is experiencing a catastrophic drought, however, the situation is particularly dire in Somalia.

Janine Allis with Malak, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan.
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Malak's story

Kate Dundas connects with a Syrian refugee woman in Jordan.

Yemen. Displaced families in Hudaydah receive essential household items.
© UNHCR/Nisreen Qusha
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Your Will can be their refuge: Neville’s story

With his bequest, Neville’s passion for refugees will live on.

Jess Mester, a Leading Women Fund member, stands at her desk.
Courtesy of Jess Mester
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Donor Profile: Jess Mester

"I love knowing my contribution takes the pressure off a refugee woman.”

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Double shifts and overcrowded classrooms

What school's really like for Syrian refugee children - and what UNHCR is doing to help.

Displaced woman holds baby. Thousands of families have been displaced due to recent climate change and droughts in Ethiopia's Somali regions.
© UNHCR/Eugene Sibomana
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Over 18 million people face severe hunger in the Horn of Africa

UNHCR is appealing for life-saving aid for millions affected by catastrophic Horn of Africa drought.

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The majority of funds raised by Australia for UNHCR are directed to UNHCR’s emergency operations, providing the ready funds and resources to respond quickly and effectively in situations of crisis and disaster.

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