World Refugee Day Commemoration

World Refugee Day was marked at Iran's Ministry of the Interior hall

Monday, July 1, 2019

World Refugee Day Commemoration was held at Ministry of the Interior hall with Zanjireh Omid's staff also in attendance.

World Refugee Day Commemoration began with a welcoming speech by Interior minister of Iran on July 01, 2019. He spoke about refugees 40 years of hosting Afghan refugees, and their living conditions, declaring, "Iran is not able to administer refugees' affairs all by itself and requires support of refugees' origin countries."
Following that, Mr. Freijsen, the UNHCR representative delivered a speech on challenges of refugees and UNHCR activities.
The ceremony ended with honoring a group of Afghan refugees and an Afghan chorus performance. Guests visited the booths of NGOs and related organizations afterwards.
Zanjireh Omid, other charities foundation and relevant organizations participated with booths. There were also booths where afghan handicrafts were on display. 
After opening of the booths, Mr. Mahmoodi and Freijsen visited Zanjireh Omid's booth and acknowledged activities of Zanjireh Omid concerning medical services to refugee. Afterwards, the spouse of Austrian ambassador, Relief international officials, the Japan's embassy officials, NRC managers, Mr. Sasani and Mohammadi (BAFIA) also visited Zanjireh Omid's booth and received annual report of the institute, appreciating Zanjireh Omid's humanitarian efforts in delivering healthcare services to refugees.

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