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Regional Updates

IKEA Foundation helps restore sense of home for Syrian refugees in Iraq
ARBAT REFUGEE CAMP, Iraq, July 30 (UNHCR) – Since arriving from Syria nearly a year ago,.....
Iraq: Thousands uprooted from home
Ten days ago, a warehouse in the middle of empty wheatgrass fields became home to 5,000 displaced.....
Young refugee sisters survive on wild grass as they trek alone to safety
GAMBELLA, Ethiopia, 25 July (UNHCR) -- Twelve-year-old Nyawech Chuol can barely stop sobbing long.....
A refugee teenager wonders when his family will be whole again
Sporting a new haircut, 13-year-old Malak walks casually into the cramped apartment he currently.....

UNHCR Regional Office Canberra

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is an impartial, non-political humanitarian organisation mandated by the United Nations to protect refugees and seek ways to help them restart their lives. UNHCR's Regional Office in Canberra covers Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, and is focussed on three key areas: legal protection, resettlement and public information.