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Human lives, Human rights
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Refugees need and deserve protection and respect
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About Us

The UNHCR Regional Representation is based in Canberra, and is responsible for the promotion and protection of refugee rights in the region which includes Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Featured Stories

Refugee students recognised for excelling in their studies
From little things big things grow
One Year in Wellington
“Everyone Belongs”
“Step Forth and Extend a Hand”
“Strong, Determined, Patient, Loving and Visionary”
Separated by the Sea
The Story of Mai Sie
New smartphone app helps refugees settle in Australia

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