January 20, 2022

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UN official thanks Iran for generous hosting of Afghans

According to the Sistan and Baluchestan provincial government, Commissioner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi inspected construction operation of a temporary camp for Afghan asylum seekers in Niatak near Zabul, eastern Iran.

Grandi said that 11 million dollars has been allocated for construction of the site in Niatak and that more than half of the amount will be provided by the UN Refugee Agency.

According to the international official, the camp will provide Afghan asylum seekers with health, education and livelihood requirements.

Pointing to Iran’s generous cooperation in giving refuge to the oppressed people from Afghanistan, he expressed gratitude for the humanitarian move by Iranians, adding that the United Nations is reviewing issues of different countries in dealing with the refugees problems.

Moreover, the United Nations is striving to pave the ground for returning stability to Afghanistan.

Grandi wrote on his Twitter account on Sunday, “Iran, which has hosted Afghan refugees for decades, is now facing new arrivals from Afghanistan. I visited a site in Sistan and Baluchistan being built with UNHCR’s help to receive some of them. Iran needs more support for all the Afghans it hosts, including long-term refugees.”

Heading a delegation, Filippo Grandi arrived in Sistan and Baluchestan Province on Saturday. He was welcomed by provincial officials and held talks with deputy governor general and then paid a visit to the construction site of a camp for Afghan refugees in Niatak.


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Original News : https://en.irna.ir/news/84582303/UN-official-thanks-Iran-for-generous-hosting-of-Afghans

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