UN Refugee Agency
|Record #: OCR2680||Last Full Update: 15 Nov 2018|
|Alternate Name||Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ; The UN Refugee Agency ; UN Refugee Agency ; UNHCR|
|Location & Accessibility|
|Located In Community||Ottawa|
|Address & Map||
280 Albert St, Ste 401
Ottawa, ON K1P 5G8
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|Intersection||Bank St and Albert St|
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|Description and Services|
|Description (Service)||Office mandated by the United Nations to lead and coordinate international action to protect people forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict and persecution * provides shelter, food, water, medical care, and other life-saving assistance to refugees around the world
Protection: observes Canadian asylum practices and policies in order to promote the highest standards of protection for refugees and asylum-seekers.
Resettlement: works with the Canadian government and private sponsorship groups to help coordinate resettlement opportunities in Canada.
Awareness: informs and educates Canadians about the situation of refugees and other displaced persons around the world.
Fundraising: encourages the Canadian public and the Government of Canada to provide financial assistance to UNHCR programs worldwide.
UNHCR Gift Shop: targeted donations toward essential resources for refugees such as shelter, medical care, education, nutrition, and clean water
|Hours||Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Eastern Standard Time|
|Application||Visit the website for more information about the organization * call or send an email for any questions related to an existing donation, for a tax receipt, or to cancel, pause, or change a monthly donation * for questions related to refugee issues, media inquiries, in-kind donations or corporate partnerships, call 1-877-232-0909 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The UNHCR Gift Shop can be found at https://give.unhcr.ca/page/30236/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=18-OL_UNR#_ga=2.213731348.1482911214.1542291162-1461816609.1522939166 * monetary donations can also be made through the website
|Languages||English ; French|
|Service Categories||Disaster Recovery Services ~ Refugees ; Fundraising Campaigns ; International Relief ; Refugee Application Assistance ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Immigration Issues|
|Toll Free Phone||Donor care line, toll free 1-877-232-0909|