The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has estimated that 274,000 Afghan refugees, including those that have arrived in 2021, will remain in Iran by end of 2022.
Some 170,000 refugees residing in Iran are now covered by health insurance, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Four million Afghan refugees in Iran, regardless of nationality and residency status, have received vaccination against COVID-19, which is a great achievement for Iran, World Health Organization (WHO) representative to Iran Jaffar Hussain, has said.
he United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is extremely concerned by the rapid escalation of conflict in Afghanistan, which forced two hundred Afghan refugees to flee to Iran over the weekend.
Iran has urged the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide funding and strengthen the necessary infrastructure to receive vaccines and facilities for the refugees, ISNA reported.
The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced readiness to vaccinate some three million refugees and people with special diseases against coronavirus if the required doses of the vaccine are provided.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is ready to support the Iranian Red Crescent Society for vaccinating refugees living in the country against the coronavirus.
The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has asked the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to provide 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to be used for Afghan refugees.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres praised Iran and Pakistan for hosting millions of Afghan refugees during the past four decades.
The UNHCR envoy in Iran, Ivo Freijsen, said on Saturday that Tehran's extensive services to asylum seekers and refugees are admirable.