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120,000 refugees assisted to access Iran’s health insurance scheme

120,000 refugees assisted to access Iran’s health insurance scheme

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect refugees and host communities in the Islamic Republic of Iran, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is ensuring that another 20,000 refugees can access the country’s national health insurance scheme, taking the numbers assisted...

Japan donates more than USD 1 million to support Afghan refugees in Iran

Japan donates more than USD 1 million to support Afghan refugees in Iran

Tehran, Iran – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the generous contribution of USD 1,250,000 from the Government of Japan. This new funding will be crucial in enabling UNHCR to enhance its support of refugees over the course of 2021, in coordination with UNHCR’s...

UNHCR at 70: proud of our work but we cannot celebrate just yet

UNHCR at 70: proud of our work but we cannot celebrate just yet

On 14 December, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will be 70 years old. For an organization that should have ceased to exist after three years, it is an uncomfortable birthday that we are not in the mood to celebrate. As a shattered world...