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Targeted Assistance to Refugees from Afghanistan and Iraq

Despite efforts to facilitate the repatriation of refugees living in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a significant number of poor and food-insecure refugee households continue to require humanitarian support, including WFP food assistance. In 2012, 840,500 Afghan refugees and 45,000 refugees from Iraq were registered in Iran. Although the majority of the refugees live in urban areas, about 30,000 live in 19 refugee settlements, with very limited livelihood options.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries34,000
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)3,079,189
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 963,711
Private Donors44,075
Threats to food security
  • High number of refugees
  • Replacing blanket subsidies with targeted cash assistance that does not cover refugees