Girl leans against a tree at Milé refugee camp in Chad.
© UNHCR/Xavier Bourgois

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Your gift can transform the lives of refugees and displaced people

A donation to Australia for UNHCR will bring life-changing assistance to people fleeing conflict, disaster or persecution.

Your gift can provide urgent relief like shelter, food, water and healthcare to those in need

It will also help refugees and displaced people on their journeys to build better futures, by supporting education and livelihood opportunities.

With more than 100 million people now displaced globally, your help is needed more than ever.

Your donations in action

Displaced Yemenis wait in line to receive a UNHCR cash rental subsidy at Al Amal Bank in Sana’a Yemen.
Cash Assistance
A tent set up at temporary transit centre in Opatovac.
© UNHCR / Rafal Kostrzynski
Shelter
A refugee woman in Tanzania studies by lamplight.
Education and Livelihoods
Cash Assistance

UNHCR is expanding cash assistance so millions of displaced people can meet their needs with dignity and become more resilient.

Most displaced people spend their cash on everyday essentials, such as rent and groceries. Once they are able to meet their basic needs, some are able to spend their cash on education, pay off debt or build businesses.

Shelter

UNHCR provides shelter for people at every stage of their displacement – in camps and long-term settlements, in urban settings, and as they return home to rebuild their lives.

The simplest shelter can be life-saving for families escaping from conflict, protecting them from the elements, providing privacy, and allowing them to maintain their dignity and daily rituals.

Education and Livelihoods

Quality education helps refugee children prepare for the future and recover from the effects of trauma. Access to a safe place to learn reduces the chance of exploitative and dangerous child labour. It can also greatly reduce the risk of early child marriages for girls.

UNHCR also helps displaced people find work or start their own businesses, helping refugees earn much-needed income while also instilling greater dignity and confidence.

Our fundraising commitment

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.

78%
Humanitarian programs
12%
Admin
10%
Funding