WFP in Iran

Under an agreement with the government of Iran and UNHCR, WFP has been assisting refugees residing in settlements in Iran since 1987 to ensure that their basic food needs are met

Overview

Civil and military conflicts in neighbouring countries have surrounded Iran ever since its own war with Iraq came to an end in the late 1980s. Although the resource-rich country was able to recover from the war with Iraq, the continuous influx of refugees, especially from Afghanistan and Iraq, required international assistance.