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Temporary closure of UNHCR receptions

In order to mitigate risks of refugees and staff contracting and potentially spreading the Coronavirus, UNHCR Iran has temporarily closed its reception centres. For the time being, UNHCR is also not processing voluntary repatriation cases. Continuing services and...

UNHCR: Staying and delivering for refugees amid COVID-19 crisis

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, detailed today a series of measures it is taking in its field operations to help respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and prevent further spread. “I am deeply concerned at this unprecedented pandemic and its impact on...

UNHCR’s airlift with vital medical aid lands in Iran

Geneva, Switzerland – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, airlifted today (23 March) some 4.4 tonnes of much-needed medical aid items, including supplies to support the COVID-19 response in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Airbus A330-200 arrived at Imam Khomeini...

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