The Islamic Republic of Iran is host to one of the largest and most protracted urban refugee populations worldwide, with approximately 3 million Afghans living in the country. UNHCR works with refugee communities and assists the most vulnerable.

We are supporting progressive government policies on education to ensure refugee and host-community children’s continued and enhanced access to safe learning spaces, through the construction of schools in densely refugee-populated areas. By the end of 2018, our aim is that 89 per cent of primary school-aged refugee children will be enrolled in school. 

For information about our work in Islamic Republic of Iran:

  • Visit our Global Focus Islamic Republic of Iran page
  • Read the latest documents, reports and publications in Refworld

Contact Information

The UNHCR Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Street Address:
UNHCR OR Tehran-Iran, No.3, East Emdad St., North Shiraz Ave., Vanak Sq., Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of), 19917-75941 Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Mailing Address:
No 3, East Emdad Street,, North Shiraz Ave, Vanak Sq, 1991775941 Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Telephone:
98 21 429 39

Facsimile:
98 21 89 349 900

Email:
irnte@unhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + 3.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:00 - 16:15
Tuesday: 8:00 - 16:15
Wednesday: 8:00 - 16:15
Thursday: 8:00 - 16:15
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 8:00 - 16:15

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, new year
11 February 2018, victory of Iran
21 March 2018, iranian new year
22 March 2018, nowruz
02 April 2018, nature day
06 June 2018, demise of imam ali
14 June 2018, in lieu of eid al fetr
22 August 2018, aid al adha
20 September 2018, ashoora
25 November 2018, birth of prophet mohammaed

The UNHCR Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran

The UNHCR Head of Field Office at Dogharun

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Head of Field Office at Dogharun

Street Address:
Ansar Camp, Dogharoun, Taybad,, Dogharoun, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Mailing Address:
Ansar Camp, Dogharoun, Taybad,, Dogharoun, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Telephone:
98 529 425 7355 57

Facsimile:
98 529 427 3358

Email:
irndo@unhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + 3.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 16:00
Tuesday: 8:30 - 16:00
Wednesday: 8:30 - 16:00
Thursday: 8:30 - 16:00
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 8:30 - 16:00

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, new year
11 February 2018, victory of Iran
21 March 2018, iranian new year
22 March 2018, nowruz
02 April 2018, nature day
06 June 2018, demise of imam ali
14 June 2018, in lieu of eid al fetr
22 August 2018, aid al adha
20 September 2018, ashoora
25 November 2018, birth of prophet mohammaed

The UNHCR Head of Sub-Office at Kerman

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Head of Sub-Office at Kerman

Street Address:
42, Hezar-o-Yekshab Ave, Jomhouri Islami Blvd, (In the corner of the third alley), Kerman, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Mailing Address:
42, Hezar-o-Yekshab Ave, Jomhouri Islami Blvd, 7618653588 Kerman, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Telephone:
98 34 32477794

Facsimile:
98 34 32477746

Email:
IRNKM@unhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + 3.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:00 - 16:15
Tuesday: 08:00 - 16:15
Wednesday: 08:00 - 16:15
Thursday: 08:00 - 16:15
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 08:00 - 16:15

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, new year
11 February 2018, victory of Iran
21 March 2018, iranian new year
22 March 2018, nowruz
02 April 2018, nature day
06 June 2018, demise of imam ali
14 June 2018, in lieu of eid al fetr
22 August 2018, aid al adha
20 September 2018, ashoora
25 November 2018, birth of prophet mohammaed

The UNHCR Sub-Office at Shiraz

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Sub-Office at Shiraz

Street Address:
Podonak Street, Shiraz, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Mailing Address:
Podonak Street, Shiraz, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Telephone:
98 711 722 9690

Facsimile:
98 711 722 9690 Ext 290

Email:
irnsh@unhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + 3.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday: 08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday: 08:30 - 16:00
Thursday: 08:30 - 16:00
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 08:30 - 16:00

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, new year
11 February 2018, victory of Iran
21 March 2018, iranian new year
22 March 2018, nowruz
02 April 2018, nature day
06 June 2018, demise of imam ali
14 June 2018, in lieu of eid al fetr
22 August 2018, aid al adha
20 September 2018, ashoora
25 November 2018, birth of prophet mohammaed

The UNHCR Sub-Office in Mashhad

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Head of Sub-Office at Mashhad

Street Address:
45, Sajjad Blvd, 9187713994, Mashhad, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Mailing Address:
P.O.BOX 91775 - 1876, Mashhad, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Telephone:
98 511 768 5081

Facsimile:
98 511 768 3017

Email:
irnma@unhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + 3.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 16:00
Tuesday: 8:30 - 16:00
Wednesday: 8:30 - 16:00
Thursday: 8:30 - 16:00
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 8:30 - 16:00

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, new year
11 February 2018, victory of Iran
21 March 2018, iranian new year
22 March 2018, nowruz
02 April 2018, nature day
06 June 2018, demise of imam ali
14 June 2018, in lieu of eid al fetr
22 August 2018, aid al adha
20 September 2018, ashoora
25 November 2018, birth of prophet mohammaed

Iran Fact Sheet

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