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Trudi Mitchell

Australia for UNHCR, CEO

Australia for UNHCR, Trudi Mitchell

Protect the displaced, Protect the Afghan people & Respond to famine

UNHCR is on the ground in Ukraine providing immediate humanitarian support such as medicine, water, thermal blankets and cash relief. They are setting up safe spaces for women and girls within Ukraine, and along the routes taken to enter Poland and other countries.

On the 9th of August 2023, we welcomed Australia for UNHCR to discuss the crisis of 15 million+ Ukrainians who have become internally displaced or have crossed into neighbouring countries to flee military hostilities. Australia for UNHCR are on the ground providing humanitarian support through their ‘protect the displaced’ project.

Over 15 million Ukrainians are internally displaced, or have crossed into neighbouring countries to flee military hostilities

Key insights

What does Australia for UNHCR do? 

 

Australia for UNHCR collaborates with i=Change on three projects aimed at mobilising Australians, including individuals, community groups, and businesses, to support people escaping conflict, disaster, and persecution. Our efforts encompass refugee protection, emergency aid, and long-term solutions, enabling the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to assist millions of vulnerable individuals annually.

As the national partner for UNHCR, our primary role is to garner support and raise awareness among Australians to support UNHCR’s global mission, which involves responding to emergencies in 130 countries worldwide. In 2022 alone, UNHCR addressed 35 emergencies, highlighting the broad scope of their work beyond specific countries like Ukraine.

What are the impacts of the funds raised for Australia for UNHCR through the i=Change platform? 

 

A contribution of $55,000+ is incredibly impactful, allowing us to provide aid items, offer cash assistance, and support the most vulnerable. We’re deeply appreciative of this partnership with i=Change and the generous Australian retailers who have selected us as their charity of choice. Our heartfelt thanks go out to them and to you. This support is fantastic, and we’re eager to do even more.

Every $10 raised for the ‘Protect the displaced’ project provides a thermal blanket. Every $10 raised for the ‘Protect the Afghan people’ project provides a blanket for warmth, protection and shelter. Every $15 raised for the ‘Respond to famine’ project supports a malnourished child.

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