The World Food Programme receives €1.5 million contribution from the EU to support refugees in Iran

By World Food Programme

The World Food Programme receives €1.5 million contribution from the EU to support refugees in Iran

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is pleased to announce a generous humanitarian contribution of €1.5 million from the European Union (EU) to bolster its operations in support of Afghan refugees in Iran.

This significant contribution will be directed towards supporting 33,000 refugees residing in 20 settlements across the country through cash-based transfers.
WFP has been committed to providing essential assistance to vulnerable communities worldwide. This partnership with the EU marks a crucial step in enhancing the living conditions of refugees in Iran. The funds will enable WFP to provide refugees with cash assistance, ensuring they have access to the necessary resources to meet their basic needs.

“We are incredibly grateful to the European Union for their continued support and generosity,” said WFP Representative in Iran a.i Maysaa Alghribawy. “This contribution will have a profound impact on the lives of thousands of refugees, providing them with the dignity and autonomy to make choices that best suit their needs.”

The cash-based transfer program is designed to empower refugees by giving them the flexibility to buy food and other essential items according to their individual preferences. This approach supports both refugee communities and local markets, especially local producers and small enterprises.

The contribution from the EU is a testament to the importance of international cooperation in addressing humanitarian crises. By joining forces, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by displacement and ensure that no one is left behind.

WFP and EU remain steadfast in their commitment to providing life-saving assistance and support to the most vulnerable refugees. This contribution underscores the shared dedication to humanitarian principles and the pursuit of a world with Zero Hunger.