Asylum claims from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones rise in first half 2014

Congolese refugee music-lover charts his way to success

Creating a home from home, far from home in Erbil

UNHCR steps up response as 130,000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey

The humanitarian suffering continues in Ukraine, despite a ceasefire


Global Trends: In 2013, displacement reached the highest level in decades.

World Refugee Day is June 20. Find out what's happening in your community.

Winners of the Refugees and Human Rights Poetry Contest announced

UN Refugee Chief's Official Visit to Canada

1 Million Syrian Refuges in Lebanon: Asma's survival hangs in the balance

2013 Donor Report: see how your generosity has helped protect displaced people worldwide

IKEA Shines a Light for Families in Refugee Camps

Report: UNHCR Mid-Year Trends 2013

The Future of Syria: The world must act to save a generation of traumatised, isolated and suffering Syrian children.

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UNHCR Representation in Canada (English) (PDF, 2 MB)

Représentation du HCR au Canada (Français) (PDF, 2 MB)

How to get involved in Canada

How To Get Involved in Canada

Refugees anywhere in the world are people like each of us. They live in a community of friends, family and social groups. Frequently, it is the strength of their community that allows them to survive. This page contains suggestions on how you can enlist your community-friends, family, colleagues and others - to raise funds to support UNHCR's work with refugees and other displaced people.

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Current appeals

Current Appeals

UNHCR offers a simple and reliable way for people to reach out and make a real difference for those left with nothing after being forced to flee their homes. Individual citizens like yourself can make a big difference.

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Setting the Agenda

Questions and Answers

How is UNHCR different from CARE, Oxfam, or World Vision? Does UNHCR trade its donor list? Why doesn't UNHCR have a Charitable Registration Number? Can I donate clothes, or books, or our tent? These are just some of the questions asked by our donors that are answered on this page, designed to answer some of the tough questions posed to our volunteers and staff at UNHCR Canada.

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