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UNHCR flies additional aid items to Iran to fight the Coronavirus

UNHCR flies additional aid items to Iran to fight the Coronavirus

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, received over the last week an additional of 1.8 tonnes of essential medical items to support the national COVID-19 response in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The consignment, which arrived in three flights from Shanghai, China, to Imam...

Temporary closure of UNHCR receptions

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: 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 refugees...