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With 1 human in every 113 affected, forced displacement hits record high

With 1 human in every 113 affected, forced displacement hits record high

Conflict and persecution caused global forced displacement to escalate sharply in 2015 reaching the highest level ever recorded and representing immense human suffering, according to a report released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. UNHCR’s annual Global Trends...

Iran commemorates World Refugee Day 2016

Iran commemorates World Refugee Day 2016

To commemorate his first ever World Refugee Day as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi has chosen to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. This was combined with his will to show respect to the holy month of...

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi visits Iran

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi visits Iran

Less than six months after having taken up his new assignment, the newly appointed United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi, opted to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran 17 – 19 June 2016. On his first official tour of the region which...