UNHCR Iran's Operational Update (January-February 2021)
24 May 2021
- As of March 2021, UNHCR’s Iran operation was 7% funded, with USD 6.5 million received out of the USD 97.2 million requested for Iran for 2021.
- In February, UNHCR and its partners BAFIA and IHIO signed the partnership agreement for the 7th cycle of the Universal Public Health Insurance (UPHI) scheme, allowing 120,000 of the most vulnerable refugees to see their premium costs covered for 12 months.
- The COVID-19 situation in Iran was on the verge of entering its fourth wave as of February 2021, with over 1.6 million cases and 60,000 deaths by the end of the month. Iran purchased 16.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX and on 9 February, the country started nationwide vaccination using the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.
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