Afghan refugees

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  • Spain donates 2.2m doses of vaccine to Afghan refugees in Iran 2022-01-19 20:00

    Spain donates 2.2m doses of vaccine to Afghan refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN – A consignment of AstraZeneca vaccine from Spain amounting to 2.2 million doses arrived at Imam Khomeini Airport on Wednesday to help vaccination of Afghan refugees.

  • UK provides £1m through WFP to support refugees in Iran 2022-01-17 17:55

    UK provides £1m through WFP to support refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN – The United Kingdom has made its first-ever contribution equaling £1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in support of vulnerable Afghan refugees in Iran.

  • UK supports refugee programs in Iran 2021-12-25 19:00

    UK supports refugee programs in Iran

    TEHRAN – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has said it welcomes the United Kingdom’s donation of GBP 2 million (equivalent to some $2.7 million) to protect and assist Afghans fleeing to Iran seeking safety.

  • UNHCR thanks Iran for vaccinating Afghan refugees 2021-12-20 17:07

    UNHCR thanks Iran for vaccinating Afghan refugees

    TEHRAN – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, thanked Health Minister Bahram Einollahi for including Afghan refugees in Iran’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

  • کمک کره به پناهندگان 2021-12-15 20:50

    S. Korea allocates $2.5m to support Afghan refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN - The Republic of Korea has contributed USD 2.5 million to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNICEF, the UN Children’s Agency, in support of programs to help Afghan refugees in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Italy supports Afghan refugees in Iran 2021-12-07 17:38

    Italy supports Afghan refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN – Italy has contributed €1.5 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to support Afghans residing in Iran.

  • Vaccination of 4m Afghan refugees a great achievement for Iran: WHO 2021-11-28 18:45

    Vaccination of Afghan refugees a great achievement for Iran: WHO

    TEHRAN – World Health Organization (WHO) representative to Iran Jaffar Hussain has said it is a great achievement for Iran that the government is vaccinating every Afghan refugee going to the vaccination center even before receiving COVID vaccines from Humanitarian Buffer (COVAX).

  • Tehran considers easing visa rules for Afghan nationals 2021-11-24 20:30

    Tehran considers easing visa rules for Afghan nationals

    TEHRAN – The Foreign Ministry Director-General for West Asia has said that Iran considers easing visa rules for Afghan nationals.

  • Iran to vaccinate refugees against coronavirus 2021-11-20 18:13

    Iran to vaccinate refugees against coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Refugees in Iran will be vaccinated in cooperation with international organizations, Mehdi Mahmoudi, the director of the bureau for aliens and foreign immigrants at the Ministry of Interior, has announced.

  • Foreign aid to Afghan refugees in Iran is small: UNHCR 2021-11-15 16:42

    Foreign aid to Afghan refugees in Iran is small: UNHCR

    TEHRAN – The amount of assistance provided by international organizations to address the needs of Afghan refugees in Iran is small, and most of the support is provided by the Iranian government and people, Ivo Freijsen, UNHCR Representative in Iran, said.

  • WHO, UNHCR to provide more health services to Afghan refugees in Iran 2021-11-01 20:43

    WHO, UNHCR to provide more health services to Afghan refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN – The World Health Organization plans to boost support to Iran in delivering health care services to the Afghan community, as well as the host population in the country, orchestrated in collaboration with UNHCR.

  • Germany ready to help support refugees in Iran: envoy 2021-10-15 17:58

    Germany ready to help support refugees in Iran: envoy

    TEHRAN – German Ambassador to Iran Hans Odo Motzel has expressed readiness to help solve the problems of refugees by expanding cooperation with international organizations, appreciating Iran for the services provided to refugees.

  • Finland supports Afghan refugees in Iran 2021-10-08 19:30

    Finland supports Afghan refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN – Finland has contributed €1.5 million to help the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) support Afghan refugees in Iran.

  • Germany contributes €2m to support refugees in Iran 2021-09-03 19:00

    Germany contributes €2m to support refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN – Germany has contributed €2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in support of vulnerable Afghan and Iraqi refugees in Iran.

  • UNHCR concerned by Afghan refugees fleeing to Iran 2021-08-10 17:03

    UNHCR concerned by Afghan refugees fleeing to Iran

    TEHRAN – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is extremely concerned by the rapid escalation of conflict in Afghanistan, which forced two hundred Afghan refugees to flee to Iran over the weekend.

  • Iran urges UNHCR to provide coronavirus vaccine for refugees 2021-08-04 17:04

    Iran urges UNHCR to provide coronavirus vaccine for refugees

    TEHRAN – Iran has urged the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide funding and strengthen the necessary infrastructure to receive vaccines and facilities for the refugees, ISNA reported.

  • WFP supports over 30,000 refugees in Iran 2021-06-21 21:00

    WFP supports over 30,000 refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN – The World Food Program (WFP) has supported 30,009 refugees by providing food items and financial assistance during May.

  • World refugee Day 2021: Together we can heal, learn and shine 2021-06-19 18:07

    By Ivo Freijsen, UNHCR representative and Negar Gerami, WFP representative

    World refugee Day 2021: Together we can heal, learn and shine

    Over the course of the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all facets of life, causing millions of deaths around the world and leading to human suffering, economic recession, restrictions on mobility, and severe limitations on daily life. Iran was one of the first countries impacted by the virus and still today, we all continue to struggle to get our normal lives back.

  • Iranian hospitality for refugees impressive despite challenges 2021/06/19

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iranian hospitality for refugees impressive despite challenges

    TEHRAN – Over the past four decades, Iranian people have shown impressive hospitality and generosity to refugees, as the country is the 8th largest hosting nation for displaced people.

  • IRCS ready to vaccinate 3 million refugees, rare disease patients 2021-06-06 16:35

    IRCS ready to vaccinate 3 million refugees, rare disease patients

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced readiness to vaccinate some three million refugees and people with special diseases against coronavirus if the required doses of the vaccine are provided.

  • UN appreciates Iran for vaccinating foreign nationals 2021-05-24 15:59

    UN appreciates Iran for vaccinating foreign nationals

    TEHRAN – Iran has generously considered refugees over the age of 75 for vaccination against coronavirus, said Indrika Ratwatte, Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), appreciating Iran for over four decades of hosting refugees.

  • صلیب سرخ 2021-05-11 16:43

    ICRC ready to support Iran’s IRCS for vaccinating refugees

    TEHRAN – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is ready to support the Iranian Red Crescent Society for vaccinating refugees living in the country against the coronavirus.

  • ICRC asked to provide 2m COVID-19 vaccines for Afghan refugees 2021-05-09 17:12

    Iran asks ICRC to provide 2m COVID-19 vaccines for Afghan refugees

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has asked the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to provide 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to be used for Afghan refugees.

  • پناهندگان 2021-03-12 16:59

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    More refugees in Iran under insurance coverage

    TEHRAN – The number of refugees covered by social insurance services has increased by 20 percent in Iran, as 120,000 foreign nationals will be under the insurance coverage.

  • Japan, WFP support refugees in Iran 2021-02-23 17:06

    Japan, WFP support refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN – The Government of Japan has contributed $875,000 to support refugees in Iran through the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).

  • پناهندگان 2021-02-17 18:07

    Refugees in Iran to get better healthcare

    TEHRAN – A trilateral meeting on offering better healthcare to refugees in Iran was held in Tehran on Tuesday with the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ivo Freijsen, in attendance.

  • مهاجران 2021-02-12 16:39

    Even ‘illegal migrants’ in Iran will get COVID-19 vaccine

    TEHRAN – All foreign nationals residing in Iran, even those who are undocumented, will be included in the program for vaccination against the coronavirus, Health Ministry’s spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour has said.

  • Iran among top 20 Asian migrant countries 2020-12-16 18:04

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran among top 20 Asian migrant countries

    TEHRAN – Iran was placed 16th among the top 20 Asian migrant countries in 2019, and the fifth top country by total refugees and asylum seekers in 2018, according to the 2020 World Migration report released by International Organization for Migration (IOM).

  • Afghan coach helps young refugees back to school in Iran 2020-09-21 19:30

    Afghan coach helps young refugees back to school in Iran

    TEHRAN – Rozma Ghafouri, a 29-year-old sports coach, draws on her own to get young refugees and undocumented Afghans aged between 11 and 15, out of work, and back into school.

  • FAO, WFP support livelihoods for Afghan refugees in Iran 2020-08-01 18:55

    FAO, WFP support livelihoods for Afghan refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN – The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) are working to improve the livelihoods of Afghan refugees living in Iran amid COVID-19 pandemic.