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  • UNHCR Iran’s Air Freight of Aid Lands in Tehran to Contribute Towards Government-led Flood Relief Efforts 4/11/2019 (Visited Count : 117 )
    Unprecedented heavy rains and flooding in the Islamic Republic of Iran have swept over much of the country, affecting 24 of its 31 provinces. Since 19th March 2019, 70 people have died and over 1,000 have been injured according to latest government estimates. Displacing an estimated 500,000 people, the floods have left over 2 million in need of immediate humanitarian assistance, including refugees living in Iran. As part of government-led relief response and coordination efforts, national actors have been able to provide assistance to people in need, including foreign nationals, however reportedly more than 100,000 people are in emergency temporary shelters and thousands of houses have been partially damaged or totally destroyed altogether. Six provinces in the worst-hit area of western Iran and bordering Iraq remain in a state of emergency. Thousands of refugees reside in these provinces, largely in urban dwellings where they live side-by-side with host communities. Generously hosting close to 1 million refugees over four decades, potentially thousands of Iran’s large refugee population could be affected in these six provinces. Prompted by the seriousness of the situation, UNHCR took an early decision, in coordination with the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs of the Ministry of Interior (BAFIA), to use existing in-country resources including blankets, sleeping mats, jerry cans and kitchen sets to assist government-led relief efforts. Drawing on additional HQ reserves, UNHCR has now dispatched 1,000 tents and other relief items from its global stockpile, which landed in Iran by air freight on 10 April 2019 and will be distributed in coordination with the government to the most affected communities, including refugees, as soon as possible. UNHCR commends the Government of Iran’s ongoing emergency response which has been directed at both Iranians and refugees alike, and appreciates its willingness to engage with UNHCR and the wider UN family in Iran. With further heavy rainfall anticipated and over 10 million individuals affected so far, UNHCR continues to work alongside its main counterpart, BAFIA, to support government assistance efforts, particularly in refugee populated locations. Leah Cowan
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  • Changing Children’s Lives Through Specialized Surgery 12/10/2018 (Visited Count : 130 )
    UNHCR partners with Chain of Hope charity to bring specialist treatment to refugee children with specific needs
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  • The Republic of Korea Continues to Support Humanitarian Assistance to Afghan refugees in Islamic Republic of Iran 10/28/2018 (Visited Count : 191 )
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  • THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE FOR WORLD REFUGEES DAY 6/20/2018 (Visited Count : 260 )
    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE FOR WORLD REFUGEES DAY
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  • Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi on World Refugee Day 2018 6/20/2018 (Visited Count : 266 )
    Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi on World Refugee Day 2018
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  • UN Assistant High Commissioner for Protection arrives in Tehran 5/28/2018 (Visited Count : 250 )
    27 May 2018 Tehran, Iran – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Mr. Volker Türk, has arrived in Tehran on a two-day visit.
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  • Inauguration ceremony of Shahid Majid Boshkouh High School 2/18/2018 (Visited Count : 373 )
    The official inauguration ceremony of Shahid Majid Boshkouh High School for boys in Bushehr province took place on 4 February 2018.
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  • UNHCR Supports Iran’s Largest Refugee Football Tournament 1/18/2018 (Visited Count : 513 )
    With the support of UNHCR’s Field Office Tehran, the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA) under the Ministry of Interior of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran organized the country’s biggest refugee football tournament yet.
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  • Refugee Child Protection Event brings fun and laughter to Afghan refugees children in Tehran 1/11/2018 (Visited Count : 445 )
    On 12 December 2017, over 200 Afghan refugee children from schools across Tehran province participated in a fun-filled day of activities which focused on refugee child protection, in an effort foster childhood development and self-confidence through learning and play.
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  • 16 new schools open in Iran to welcome Afghans and Iranian students 1/9/2018 (Visited Count : 439 )
    As the Islamic Republic of Iran incorporates all Afghan children into its education system, UNHCR helps the Ministry of Education respond to the demand for more schools across the country.
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