United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


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Topic 1: "Preventing Refugee Crisis - A Pro-Active Approach"

The ongoing refugee crisis is a long-term challenge for the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iran is the fourth largest host country for refugees under the UNHCR-mandate with around 1 million refugees registered in 2016. About 95% of the refugees are originally from Afghanistan and fled during the Soviet war in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989. Our Ministry of Interior estimates that the number of registered and unregistered Afghans in Iran is around 3 million. We work hard to avoid situations like those Iran had to face in the 1990s in which a country is confronted with such a high number of refugees. So, the relevance of preventing refugee crises is very high in Iran. For s...

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