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Iran urges international NGOs to help refugees there

Date Published: 
05/11/2009
Summary: 

The Iranian government is seeking greater assistance from international NGOs to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). (..)According to a World Food Programme report issued in December 2008, only a few thousand Afghan refugees live in refugee camps. Their incomes are low and the average family spends about 77 percent of its income on rent.