World Refugee Day

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  • World refugee Day 2021: Together we can heal, learn and shine 2021-06-19 18:07

    By Ivo Freijsen, UNHCR representative and Negar Gerami, WFP representative

    World refugee Day 2021: Together we can heal, learn and shine

    Over the course of the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all facets of life, causing millions of deaths around the world and leading to human suffering, economic recession, restrictions on mobility, and severe limitations on daily life. Iran was one of the first countries impacted by the virus and still today, we all continue to struggle to get our normal lives back.

  • Ivo Freijsen, UNHCR representative to Iran 2020-06-23 22:22

    By Ivo Freijsen, UNHCR representative to Iran

    World Refugee Day: time for rally around Iran on humanitarian purposes

    As I read the new Global Trends report issued last week from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, I cannot help but feel worried. 1 in 97 people worldwide has been forced to flee their homes. This represents 79.5 million people forcibly displaced in and out of their countries at the end of 2019 – an unprecedented number.