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Today we celebrate #WorldRefugeeDay, a day to commemorate the courage and resilience of refugees and remember that we all have an important role to play in fulfilling the rights of refugees! This is why, today we, #UNFPA #Iran and our #UN sisters show solidarity with the refugees and pay tribute to their strength.

#UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report shows that an unprecedented 79.5 million were displaced as of the end of 2019; it represents the entire population of #Iran! We have not seen a higher total as of now.

Afghanistan, our neighboring country, is one of the five countries that represents two-thirds of the displaced across borders: Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Myanmar. This is why UNFPA Iran likes to pay tribute today to all the Afghan women and girls who have been forced to flee their country and appriciate the Iranian government and the Iranian people for warmly welcoming them and offering them the opportunity to live a decent life. 

The story of Masoumeh Nategh is a concrete story when we join the efforts and work together #UNFPAIRAN #IUMS #MOHME #ItalyinIran we make the difference.

On World Refugee Day, UNFPA Iran reaffirms its commitment to work with our national and international partners in the Islamic Republic of Iran to ensure that refugees have access to, are provided with maternal and reproductive health services and protected from gender-based violence. Every action counts.