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Young Afghans weigh their future

Young Afghans weigh their future

Sonita was born and raised in Iran. Zia arrived at age six. Meet two Afghan refugees intent on rebuilding their ancestral homeland.

Sparks, skills and new hope for Afghan refugee women in Iran

Sparks, skills and new hope for Afghan refugee women in Iran

In the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, a group of Afghan women are connecting wires, soldering motherboards and making cars safer. One of them is a 20 year-old who has lived with her disabled mother since her father died. Another is an 18 year-old living with an...

UNHCR ExCom Chair Ambassador Comissário visits Iran

UNHCR ExCom Chair Ambassador Comissário visits Iran

The Chair of UNHCR’s Executive Committee (ExCom), Ambassador Pedro Comissário of Mozambique visited the Islamic Republic of Iran from 28-31 August 2015 accompanied by the First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Mozambique to the United Nations in Geneva Mr....

UNICEF and UNHCR Iran offices partner to assist Afghan refugees

UNICEF and UNHCR Iran offices partner to assist Afghan refugees

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in Iran signed a Letter of Understanding on Sunday, 2nd August 2015 to cooperate on a number of areas namely Child...