Iran Cultural Backgrounder
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Cultural Backgrounder: Iran

Here are a few resources for you to review to elevate your knowledge about the country of Iran and what has led to its refugee crisis. If you work directly with people from the Iran, this may help you put some things into context.


Note: Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) Migration and Refugee Services department serves refugees and displaced peoples from all sides of national and cultural conflicts. Therefore, the perspectives in these resources do not directly reflect the perspectives of all of CCS’s clients. It is recommended that you not assume an individual’s personal beliefs about a conflict.





BBC Profile of Iran

An interactive map detailing the story of one woman and including the historical context in Iran from which she was fleeing


Timeline of the U.S.-Iran Conflict

A dynamic timeline illustrating the conflict between the U.S. and Iran from the 1950s until early 2020. 


Story of an Iranian Refugee

A timeline showing a broad history of Iran from 550 BC until 2020, including general information on the conflicts in recent years leading to some Iranians’ forced migration.




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Is your client from Iran? Use the following resources to better understand the context of where your client is coming from!