International Conference on Social Protection in Contexts of Fragility and Forced Displacement - Profile - Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran is host to one of the largest and most protracted urban refugee situations in the world, and has provided asylum to refugees for nearly four decades. There are an estimated 3-3.5 million Afghans residing in Iran –registered refugees, passport holders and undocumented– and some 30,000 registered Iraqi refugees. Many are second or third generation Afghans living in Iran.