When you join Team UNHCR, you join a community of Australians who are passionate about supporting refugees around the world.
You’ll be joining people from all walks of life, people brought together by their shared commitment to humanitarian issues. Team UNHCR is for people who choose to do more of the activities they love to raise money for humanitarian aid and refugees.
The funds you raise are vital, providing refugees in crisis situations with food, water, shelter, medicine, protection and respect. As part of Team UNHCR, you will have a real and lasting impact on the lives of people who have been forced to flee their homes.
Every donation, large or small, makes a difference. And by talking to your friends and family and building support in your networks, you’ll also be helping us raise vital awareness about refugee issues.
Australia for UNHCR is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing life-changing humanitarian support to refugees and other displaced and stateless people in the care of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). We achieve this by raising funds for UNHCR’s global emergency and humanitarian operations.
UNHCR is almost entirely funded by direct, voluntary contributions – mostly from donor countries but also and increasingly from individual citizens around the world, the private sector, trusts and foundations.
Team UNHCR’s fundraising helps UNHCR respond to humanitarian emergencies as they occur, providing urgent relief such as shelter, medicine, blankets, jerry cans, cooking sets and stoves. It helps maintain a lifeline for refugees long after the media spotlight has faded, funding long-term projects in health, education, clean water, sanitation and self-reliance that would not be possible without our Australian donor support.