Naomi Steer, Australia for UNHCR’s National Director and Thomas Mukoya, an award winning photojournalist, shared stories about the work Australia for UNHCR undertakes to protect refugees and stateless people worldwide today at the Corrs Chambers Westgarth Sydney office.

Naomi Steer, Australia for UNHCR’s National Director and Thomas Mukoya, an award winning photojournalist, shared stories about the work Australia for UNHCR undertakes to protect refugees and stateless people worldwide today at the Corrs Chambers Westgarth Sydney office.

Naomi spoke to Corrs lawyers and staff about her recent trip to Jordan and the current Syrian humanitarian crisis, giving an in-depth account of the support UNHCR provides to refugees in these areas.

Thomas, who has worked extensively with many humanitarian organisations, including Australia for UNHCR, shared some of his outstanding photos from locations across the globe.

The UNHCR agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.

In more than six decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 7,685 people in more than 125 countries continues to help some 33.9 million persons

Corrs partner and CEO John W.H. Denton is the founding chair of Australia for UNHCR.

Click here for more information about Australia for UNHCR.


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