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The Secretary General’s message on World Refugee Day 2017

The Secretary General’s message on World Refugee Day 2017

World Refugee Day is an expression of solidarity with people who have been uprooted from their homes by war or persecution. The latest figures from the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, show that at least 65.6 million people – 1 of every 113 members of the human family...

UNHCR Iran expresses its appreciation to the government of Japan

UNHCR Iran expresses its appreciation to the government of Japan

UNHCR Representative in Iran, Sivanka Dhanapala, met with the Ambassador of Japan, Hiroyasu Kobayashi on 8 June 2017 to express UNHCR’s deep appreciation for the ongoing support from the Government and People of Japan in assisting refugees in the Islamic Republic of...

Opening ceremony of Esfahan’s  newly relocated Field Unit

Opening ceremony of Esfahan’s newly relocated Field Unit

The opening ceremony of Esfahan’s newly relocated Field Unit office took place in the presence of UNHCR Representative Mr. Sivanka Dhanapala on 24 April. The Provincial Mayor, representative if the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director General of the Bureau of Aliens...

Knowing Afghanistan; bringing Afghan refugees closer to their homeland

Knowing Afghanistan; bringing Afghan refugees closer to their homeland

Over 200 refugees participated in a vibrant three-day event was held in Yazd from 4-6 March 2017 to mark the closing ceremony of the Government of Iran’s cultural initiative for Afghan refugees, ‘Knowing Afghanistan’. For the fourth year running, the Bureau for Aliens...