Germany contributes €1mn for refugees in Iran

TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) – Germany in support of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has contributed €1 million for food assistance to 30,000 most vulnerable Afghan and Iraqi refugees living in Iran.

This follows Germany’s contribution of €1 million earlier this year within the country’s continued support for WFP’s efforts.

The new contribution will enable WFP to meet the basic food and nutrition needs of refugees living in 20 settlements across 13 provinces in Iran through the first quarter of 2018.

“Germany continues to be one of WFP’s top five donors in Iran and we are immensely grateful for their steadfast commitment since 2014,” said WFP Representative and Country Director in Iran Negar Gerami.

 “By supporting WFP, Germany helps to alleviate the suffering of those most affected.” said Ambassador of Germany to Iran Michael Klor-Berchtold. “Through our continued support, we share the responsibility to solve and prevent the large and protracted refugee situation the country has been facing for more than three decades.”

Iran hosts the world’s fourth largest refugee population, with nearly 980,000 registered Afghan and Iraqi refugees residing in the country.

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