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As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.
In light of the recent events in Afghanistan, UNHCR has set up a Welcome to the Iran “HELP” website page of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency available both in English and Persian. This page was created to provide useful information to individuals seeking support in Iran. On this page, you will also find relevant information relating to:
- Contact UNHCR Iran
- Information for new arrivals from Afghanistan
- Latest updates on the Announcements page.
You can also follow UNHCR Iran on Instagram.
Association for Protection of Refugee Women and Children (HAMI)
No 20, Sepand St, Nejatollahi (Vila) St.Taleghani St .Tehran, Iran 1598994711
Tel: +98 21 88912785
Fax: +98 21 88912786
Mobile: +98 91 21 19 87 07
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Contact Person: Fatemeh Ashrafi, Executive Director
The Association for Protection of Refugee Women and Children (HAMI) is an Iranian non-governmental and non-profit organisation which aims to protect and empower the migrant and refugee communities, particularly women and children, in the Islamic Republic of Iran. HAMI in cooperation with Afghan domestic and international civil association organisations and institutions, has sought to play a role in reconstructing the human resources among women in Afghanistan too. HAMI focuses on the following key areas: education and empowerment; raising awareness and providing information; conducting research studies and offering pro bono counseling and legal services to migrant and refugee women.
International Coalition for the Rights of Iranian Refugees
Tel: +1 24 05 95 26 33
Contact Person: Maria Rohaly
The International Coalition for the Rights of Iranian Refugees (ICRIR) is a collection of international grassroots organizations advocating for refugee rights with a specialised, though not exclusive, focus on the Iranian refugee situation. ICRIR tries to prevent illegal deportation (refoulement) and imprisonment at border detention centers; to end abusive practices by UNHCR staff and national authorities responsible for protecting the rights of asylum seekers. ICRIR also disseminates news about the condition of Iranian and other refugees with regard to their asylum process, conditions in the asylum country, and the local UNHCR offices handling of refugee cases, with the goal of informing and mobilizing the public to promote and demand just and fair treatment of Iranian and other refugees by both the host country and UNHCR. A refugee or asylum seeker can contact ICRIR directly. Refugees and asylum seekers may contact Maria Rohaly directly to ask ICRIR’s support.
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Since 2012, NRC Iran has been assisting displaced Afghans in Iran as well as their Iranian host communities. NRC works to improve protection and access to basic humanitarian services through its programmes including, Information, counselling and legal assistance, across ten provinces: – Alborz, Hormozgan, Kerman, Khouzestan, Lorestan, Razavi Khorasan, Semnan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Tehran provinces. NRC Iran coordinates with NRC operations in Afghanistan.