Around UNHCR Iran


Supporting refugees to have access to livelihood opportunities

In Iran, UNHCR implements various livelihood projects for refugees, including certified technical and vocational training and other income generating projects. UNHCR Iran Representative, Ivo Freijsen was in Bani Najar refugee settlement recently where he visited a skills training workshop run by the refugees.


Distribution of core relief items to Afghan families residing in Kerman province

UNHCR and our government partner BAFIA have distributed core relief items to Afghan families residing in Kerman province. Some 500 families – refugees who live in these areas and those Afghans who have recently arrived in Iran – received items such as, blankets, kitchen sets, sleeping mats and hygiene kits.


UNHCR co-finances school construction in Ahwaz

UNHCR Iran Representative, Ivo Freijsen, explains how UNHCR’s support is helping the Government of Iran to construct and co-fund more classrooms and schools for refugee and Iranian children to study together.

Afghanistan Emergency

Millions of people in Afghanistan are experiencing misery and hunger amid decades of conflict, the collapse of the country’s economy, years of drought, and freezing wintertime temperatures.

Afghanistan, which has endured repeated humanitarian crises, faces its darkest time.

UNHCR and its partners have launched joint response plans to deliver vital humanitarian relief. There are 24 million people inside Afghanistan and 5.7 million Afghans and host communities in five neighbouring countries who need support.

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24 million

people in Afghanistan in need of vital humanitarian relief


700,000

people newly displaced within Afghanistan in 2021 (OCHA)


3.4 million

people internally displaced by conflict in Afghanistan by 31 December 2021


5.7 million

Afghans and host communities in five neighbouring countries in need of support

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