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Australia for UNHCR

Contact

Name: David Dubin

Position: Bequest Program

Email: info@unrefugees.org.au

Address

PO Box 428

QVB

Sydney 1229

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Our Mission / Objective

Australia for UNHCR is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing life-changing humanitarian support to refugees and other displaced and stateless people who are supported by the United Nations Refugee Agency (The UN Refugee Agency). We achieve this by raising funds for UNHCR’s international humanitarian operations.

UNHCR is almost entirely funded by direct, voluntary contributions – mostly from donor countries but also increasingly from individual citizens around the world, the private sector, and foundations and trusts.

Our fundraising support helps UNHCR respond to humanitarian emergencies when they occur, providing vital practical emergency support such as shelter, medicine, blankets, jerry cans and cooking sets. It also enables them to keep providing support long after the media spotlight has faded, funding long term project that would not exist without our Australian donor support. We also support programs and projects for healtheducationshelterclean water and sanitation, and womenand children.

Our accreditation

Australia for UNHCR is a member of the Australian Council For International Development (ACFID), the peak body representing nongovernment organisations working in the field of international aid and development. We are also a Signatory to ACFID’s Code of Conduct. Australia for UNHCR is also a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA), the peak body representing charities in Australia.

The United Nations Refugee Agency

Established in 1951, UNHCR provides and coordinates international relief for refugees and displaced people, offering them protection and assistance at every stage of their ordeal.

As well as providing emergency shelter, food, water and medical care, UNHCR strives to improve refugees’ quality of life and future opportunities. This includes providing infrastructure, schools and income generating projects in established refugee camps and communities.

The current High Commissioner is António Guterres. A former Portuguese prime minister, Guterres was elected by the UN General Assembly to a five-year term in June 2005 and re-elected to a second five-year term in 2010.

UNHCR Regional Office – Canberra

UNHCR’s Regional Representation is based in Canberra, and is responsible for the promotion and protection of refugee rights in the region which includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. The Regional Office focuses on three key areas: legal protection, resettlement, and public information. The current UNHCR Regional Representative is Thomas Albrecht.

Contact the Regional Office.

Projects in Progress

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

35 092 843 322

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

General Donations

Why We Need You

ert

When crisis strikes, UNHCR is there.

Be it an eruption of fighting in places like Darfur, an earthquake in Haiti, or floods in Pakistan, within 72 hours or even sooner, our Emergency Response Team is on the ground delivering life-saving essentials such as shelter, food, water and healthcare to families in desperate need. Without the support of our donors, this response couldn’t happen.

By giving a monthly donation, you ensure we can go straight into action when disaster strikes. Regular donations also reduce our administration costs so we can ensure more of your money reaches the people who need it the most, as soon as possible.

You can change lives by supporting the Emergency Response Team.

  • Your funds go straight to the field when a crisis hits
  • Regular monthly donations save us administrative costs
  • You directly help us deliver emergency relief to families in need

Find out more about Emergency Response Team now!

 

http://www.unrefugees.org.au/what-we-do/why-we-need-you

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteer/Intern

Volunteer intern image

Our office is deeply indebted to the fantastic work done by our volunteers and interns who provide invaluable help with various administrative tasks and research projects in the Sydney office.

We’re always on the lookout for more helping hands who want to make a difference, so if you feel confident performing some of the tasks detailed below and are able to dedicate a minimum of three hours a week for two months or more, please e-mail us your CV and availability. Please include previous volunteer experience, if any, and why you have chosen Australia for UNHCR to dedicate your time to.

Key volunteer tasks:

  • Phoning donors to update details
  • Phoning new donors to welcome them to the organisation
  • Preparing mail-outs
  • Filing
  • Basic word processing and computer tasks

Skills required:

  • Previous experience in customer service
  • Previous experience of working in an administrative or office environment would be an advantage
  • Effective communication and listening skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Maturity, reliability and an ability to seek advice/assistance

Training:

  • Volunteers will be given a relevant induction to the organisation
  • Training will be provided on an ongoing basis

Internships

We don’t currently have any internships available in our office.

The UNHCR regional office in Canberra accepts interns in the Legal Protection Unit and the Public Information Unit on a competitive basis. For further information, visit their website or call 02 6260 3411.

UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva also accept interns in all units on a competitive basis. Read more information.

The United Nations has a volunteer arm known as UNV that mobilises qualified UN volunteers and interns, and encourages people to become active in volunteering in their countries. UNV is active in 140 countries, where it works with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming. To find out more about UNV please visithttp://www.unv.org/about-us.html.

 

 

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Australia for UNHCR is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing life-changing humanitarian support to refugees and other displaced and stateless people who are supported by the United Nations Refugee Agency (The UN Refugee Agency). We achieve this by raising funds for UNHCR’s international humanitarian operations.

UNHCR is almost entirely funded by direct, voluntary contributions – mostly from donor countries but also increasingly from individual citizens around the world, the private sector, and foundations and trusts.

Our fundraising support helps UNHCR respond to humanitarian emergencies when they occur, providing vital practical emergency support such as shelter, medicine, blankets, jerry cans and cooking sets. It also enables them to keep providing support long after the media spotlight has faded, funding long term project that would not exist without our Australian donor support. We also support programs and projects for healtheducationshelterclean water and sanitation, and womenand children.

Our accreditation

Australia for UNHCR is a member of the Australian Council For International Development (ACFID), the peak body representing nongovernment organisations working in the field of international aid and development. We are also a Signatory to ACFID’s Code of Conduct. Australia for UNHCR is also a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA), the peak body representing charities in Australia.

The United Nations Refugee Agency

Established in 1951, UNHCR provides and coordinates international relief for refugees and displaced people, offering them protection and assistance at every stage of their ordeal.

As well as providing emergency shelter, food, water and medical care, UNHCR strives to improve refugees’ quality of life and future opportunities. This includes providing infrastructure, schools and income generating projects in established refugee camps and communities.

The current High Commissioner is António Guterres. A former Portuguese prime minister, Guterres was elected by the UN General Assembly to a five-year term in June 2005 and re-elected to a second five-year term in 2010.

UNHCR Regional Office – Canberra

UNHCR’s Regional Representation is based in Canberra, and is responsible for the promotion and protection of refugee rights in the region which includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. The Regional Office focuses on three key areas: legal protection, resettlement, and public information. The current UNHCR Regional Representative is Thomas Albrecht.

Contact the Regional Office.

Projects in Progress

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

35 092 843 322

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

General Donations

Why We Need You

ert

When crisis strikes, UNHCR is there.

Be it an eruption of fighting in places like Darfur, an earthquake in Haiti, or floods in Pakistan, within 72 hours or even sooner, our Emergency Response Team is on the ground delivering life-saving essentials such as shelter, food, water and healthcare to families in desperate need. Without the support of our donors, this response couldn’t happen.

By giving a monthly donation, you ensure we can go straight into action when disaster strikes. Regular donations also reduce our administration costs so we can ensure more of your money reaches the people who need it the most, as soon as possible.

You can change lives by supporting the Emergency Response Team.

  • Your funds go straight to the field when a crisis hits
  • Regular monthly donations save us administrative costs
  • You directly help us deliver emergency relief to families in need

Find out more about Emergency Response Team now!

 

http://www.unrefugees.org.au/what-we-do/why-we-need-you

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteer/Intern

Volunteer intern image

Our office is deeply indebted to the fantastic work done by our volunteers and interns who provide invaluable help with various administrative tasks and research projects in the Sydney office.

We’re always on the lookout for more helping hands who want to make a difference, so if you feel confident performing some of the tasks detailed below and are able to dedicate a minimum of three hours a week for two months or more, please e-mail us your CV and availability. Please include previous volunteer experience, if any, and why you have chosen Australia for UNHCR to dedicate your time to.

Key volunteer tasks:

  • Phoning donors to update details
  • Phoning new donors to welcome them to the organisation
  • Preparing mail-outs
  • Filing
  • Basic word processing and computer tasks

Skills required:

  • Previous experience in customer service
  • Previous experience of working in an administrative or office environment would be an advantage
  • Effective communication and listening skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Maturity, reliability and an ability to seek advice/assistance

Training:

  • Volunteers will be given a relevant induction to the organisation
  • Training will be provided on an ongoing basis

Internships

We don’t currently have any internships available in our office.

The UNHCR regional office in Canberra accepts interns in the Legal Protection Unit and the Public Information Unit on a competitive basis. For further information, visit their website or call 02 6260 3411.

UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva also accept interns in all units on a competitive basis. Read more information.

The United Nations has a volunteer arm known as UNV that mobilises qualified UN volunteers and interns, and encourages people to become active in volunteering in their countries. UNV is active in 140 countries, where it works with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming. To find out more about UNV please visithttp://www.unv.org/about-us.html.

 

 

Our Annual Reports

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