United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres attends a meeting at a camp for people displaced by the recent unrest, at the Mpoko international airport of Bangui February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres visits Iran on Monday for talks with officials on the plight of hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees, the UNHCR said in a statement.Almost one million Afghans are illegal immigrants in Iran while some 840,000 have been able to register as refugees, according to police figures.The UNHCR and non-governmental organisations say Afghanistan -- whose economy is mostly supported by foreign aid -- is ill-prepared to host a large return of refugees after the departure of NATO forces.
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