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LEGO bricks help build confidence for Syrian children in Lebanon
BEIRUT, Lebanon, October 16 (UNHCR) – Thirteen-year-old Mohammad* and Ramadan,* aged 12, face.....
Carried to safety, Kobane refugee joins thousands heading to Iraq
IBRAHIM KHALIL BORDER CROSSING, Iraq, October 13 (UNHCR) – When residents of the Syrian town of.....
Growing number of Syrian refugees from Kobane seek safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria
GENEVA, October 10 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Friday reported that many of the more than.....
The Nun and the Imam, two faith leaders working with refugees appeal for peace and reconciliation.
Sister Maria Concetta walks out of the labour room with a newborn baby in her arms and rushes through.....

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 focused on three key areas: legal protection, resettlement and public information.