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State Welfare Organization of Kerman / Sazman e Behzistie Kerman

NGO Directory, 27 October 2011

Address:
Mostafa Khomaini Avenue
Post code 7813 754 177
Kerman
Iran

Tel: +98 341 231055 or 58
Fax: +98 341 2231249

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Afghan Refugees in Iran

At a recent conference in Geneva, the international community endorsed a "solutions strategy" for millions of Afghan refugees and those returning to Afghanistan after years in exile. The plan, drawn up between Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and UNHCR, aims to support repatriation, sustainable reintegration and assistance to host countries.

It will benefit refugee returnees to Afghanistan as well as 3 million Afghan refugees, including 1 million in Iran and 1.7 million in Pakistan.

Many of the refugees in Iran have been living there for more than three decades. This photo set captures the lives of some of these exiles, who wait in hope of a lasting solution to their situation.

Afghan Refugees in Iran

Iran: A New LifePlay video

Iran: A New Life

Afghan refugees adjust to a new life in western Iran after being moved from their former homes in an area declared off limits.
Iran: Getting CarePlay video

Iran: Getting Care

Afghan refugee Sakhi needs dialysis treatment three time a week in the Iranian capital, Tehran. UNHCR helps cover his bills, but some people with other ailments are not so lucky.
Afghans Going HomePlay video

Afghans Going Home

The number of Afghans returning home from Iran is up this year from last. The cost of living seems to be one reason.