Australia for UNHCR
02/19/2017 at 23:24. Facebook
Internationally acclaimed writer and UNHCR supporter Neil Gaiman will be answering your questions LIVE on Facebook with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and Jonathan Ross.
Although it'll be Tuesday 3:30 am here on AEST you can still submit your questions and catch the recording tomorrow.
Australia for UNHCR
yesterday at 06:15. Facebook
A warm welcome to internationally-acclaimed author Neil Gaiman who today has become a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.
“I know many everyday Australians support UNHCR’s humanitarian work and there are Australians working for UNHCR all over the world, helping deliver emergency aid. There’s never been a greater need to protect the many thousands of families driven from their homes by conflict.” Neil...
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Australia for UNHCR
yesterday at 01:29. Facebook
TONIGHT: 8.30pm AEST Four Corners Middle East correspondent Matt Brown reports from the frontlines of the battle for Mosul in Iraq and talks with liberated East Mosul citizens who’ve endured years of brutal conditions under extremist rule.
Help UNHCR provide critical emergency relief to residents of Mosul at
Tune into a live chat with Matt Brown after the show at ABC News
Australia for UNHCR
02/18/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
#PhotoOfTheWeek Hope amid the destruction: UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi sits with a displaced Syrian girl during a psychosocial support session for traumatised children. These sessions are held at a UNHCR funded community centre in the Al-Midan neighbourhood of Homs in Syria.
UNHCR is currently assisting citizens of Homs whose lives have been destroyed by war. Over four years of war has...
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Australia for UNHCR
02/18/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
“These are people that flee from danger, they’re not dangerous themselves.”
UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi warns developed countries against undermining the principle of international solidarity with those fleeing war and persecution.
Stand with UNHCR #WithRefugees
Sign the #WithRefugees petition today at

UN refugee chief warns against politicising plight of refugees
Australia for UNHCR
02/17/2017 at 04:15. Facebook
Under the cover of night Saad, 45, fled west Mosul with his injured son on his back in search of medical treatment in the east of the city. Their journey involved scrambling for hours across destroyed bridges over the great Tigris River under militant fire.
“We knew it was dangerous but we had to come to this side. My family is still on the other side. The price of food there is so expensive;...
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Trapped Mosul civilians in dire need of relief
Australia for UNHCR
02/16/2017 at 06:20. Facebook
#RefugeeFacts 20 years is the average time for someone to remain displaced by conflict. UNHCR provides long-term support for as long as necessary.
We stand #WithRefugees. Stand with us.
Australia for UNHCR
02/15/2017 at 07:55. Facebook
Samuel Otieno Odhiambo, UNHCR Public Information Associate at the Kakuma Refugee Camp talked with SBS on the importance of Radio as a tool for information dissemination and engagement.

Radio a great tool in refugee camp, says UNHCR
Australia for UNHCR
02/14/2017 at 06:26. Facebook
#RefugeeFacts: 24 people worldwide are displaced from their homes due to war, conflict and natural disaster, every minute of every day. These are ordinary people living through extraordinary times. Stand with us #WithRefugees
Australia for UNHCR
02/14/2017 at 02:10. Facebook
Ongoing hostilities in Yemen have forced more than 3 million from their homes in search of safety.
“On Tuesday, two of our staff narrowly escaped a missile that fell close to their vehicle in Az Zaydiyah, less than 60 kilometres away from Hudaydah city.” UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler describes conditions in Yemen affecting the delivery of aid in conflict-affected zones and appeals for...
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Conditions deteriorating in Yemen, humanitarian catastrophe looms
“People have been living in an information blackout for more than two years. This project can help them realise that their voices will not go unheard.” Bruno Geddo, UNHCR’s Representative in Iraq.
This World Radio Day we celebrate the community radio projects across UNHCR camps in Iraq, Kenya, Malawi and Nigeria, which are a lifeline for displaced people.
Thanks to radio, for the first time...
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Broadcasting Hope on World Radio Day
“I could empathise with what they were feeling. I could feel their sense of loss. But I could also feel their sense of excitement for a new beginning.” Meeting the Nouman family from Syria brought back a wave of memories for Thuy Nguyen, a former refugee from Vietnam who fled at just 12 years old.
Canada’s private sponsorship program that was originally set up to help Vietnamese refugees like...
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Refugee given second chance in Canada helps Syrian family to safety
Mid-December in the western suburbs of Sydney, a group of asylum seekers from Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar, Egypt and Sri Lanka gathered together in a Community Kitchen over a Syrian BBQ feast. More than a meal, this regular fortnightly gathering initiated by Settlement Services International - SSI, is a place for skill sharing, gardening, arts, music and feeling welcome.

Every fortnight, this shared meal creates a community
Shocked by the scale of the devastation in Aleppo, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, calls for accelerated and immediate humanitarian assistance for families trying to rebuild their lives in Syria’s war-shattered cities. You can help now at

UN refugee chief calls for accelerated assistance for Aleppo
#RefugeeFacts The vast majority of the world’s refugees are hosted in developing countries, and less than 1% will ever be resettled globally. UNHCR continues to provide humanitarian aid to the millions who remain displaced. Please stand with us #WithRefugees
People who are returning to Aleppo are struggling to begin their lives again amidst the ruin of the ancient city.
“This is what they are escaping from. The world has to go back to solidarity, it has to think again of these people not with fear, not with suspicion but with open arms. In their hour of need we cannot forget their plight, we have to help them.” UN High Commissioner for Refugees,...
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Syria: High Commissioner’s Aleppo visit

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi was in Aleppo on the third day of an official visit to Syria. He witnessed at first-hand the devastation fro...

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Last weekend The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Weekend published an edited extract from A Hope More Powerful than the Sea, by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming.
A compelling read about a young woman's tumultuous journey to safety.

Syrian refugee Doaa Al Zamel's tumultuous journey to Europe
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"There is no greater humanitarian cause right now than the plight of refugees", Sydney-based high school teacher Peter Murphy.
As young people arrived back at school this week full of hope and excitement, teachers like our long-time supporter Peter Murphy awaited them ready to teach skills like critical thinking and tools for understanding others, or empathy.
We caught up with Peter before...
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Teacher, Peter Murphy's Donor Story