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Afghan refugees reach Iran as violence escalates

Afghan refugees reach Iran as violence escalates

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is extremely concerned by the rapid escalation of conflict in Afghanistan this week. Amid intensified clashes in Nimruz province in the country’s south-west, nearly two hundred Afghan refugees have been forced to flee to the Islamic...

Announcement on Amayesh 16 Registration

Announcement on Amayesh 16 Registration

Amayesh 16 registration is currently underway, until 21 September 2021. However, the new cards being issued by BAFIA to refugees contain new and different codes as compared to previous years. UNHCR highly recommends that you make a copy, scan or take a photo of the...

UNHCR warns of imminent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

UNHCR warns of imminent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning of a looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan as the escalating conflict brings increased human suffering and civilian displacement. An estimated 270,000 Afghans have been newly displaced inside the country since January 2021...

Announcement on school enrolment for non-Iranian children in Iran

Announcement on school enrolment for non-Iranian children in Iran

Every child has a right to go to school. Making sure that all children have access to education is at the heart of UNHCR’s mandate. In 2015, Iran began allowing all children of school age to attend primary and secondary school regardless of their documentation status...

Announcement on Resettlement

Announcement on Resettlement

UNHCR expresses its concerns regarding the circulation of misinformation on social media and through other channels about resettlement. Do not believe rumours about registration for resettlement by UNHCR. We do not conduct registration for resettlement. Refugees with...

How to contact UNHCR during COVID-19

How to contact UNHCR during COVID-19

In order to mitigate risks of refugees and staff contracting and potentially spreading the Coronavirus, UNHCR Iran reception centres continue to be physically closed for regular in-person interaction for the time being. We are working to make our receptions centres as...