Iran urges international NGOs to help refugees there

Published on 10 May 2009

The Iranian government is seeking greater assistance from international NGOs to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). (..)According to a World Food Programme report issued in December 2008, only a few thousand Afghan refugees live in refugee camps. Their incomes are low and the average family spends about 77 percent of its income on rent.

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