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Regional Updates

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.....
A thousand desperate souls find safety aboard the San Giorgio
UNHCR - 24 July 2014. In a single day, a thousand desperate souls find safety aboard the San Giorgio,.....
UNHCR seeks 210m dollars in revised appeal for refugees from Central African Republic
GENEVA, July 22 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency and its partners today appealed for greater.....

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.