Afghan refugees

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  • 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.

  • Iran hosting largest, most protracted urban refugee situations 2020-07-18 18:15

    Iran hosting largest, most protracted urban refugee situations

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran is host to one of the largest and most protracted urban refugee situations in the world and has provided asylum to refugees for four decades.

  • Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali-Asghar Mounesan stands in front of an Achaemenid-era (c. 550-330) bas-relief carving in an undated photo.  2020-06-22 18:24

    Iran ready to facilitate arrival of Afghan medical travelers: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran is considering to make it easier for the Afghan nationals who are willing to visit the neighboring country for medical purposes, tourism minister has said.

  • Afghan 2020-04-22 19:33

    How awfully COVID-19 outbreak can affect Afghan refugees in Pakistan!

    A rapid surge in coronavirus cases globally has raised concerns that the outbreak could be particularly devastating for a huge number of Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan.

  • United Nations Global Refugee Forum 2019-12-18 19:09

    UN global forum lauds Iran for hosting refugees

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Global Refugee Forum appreciated Iran’s efforts to provide services to Afghan refugees.

  • WFP Representative in Iran Negar Gerami (R), and Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, Ryu Jeong-Hyun 2019-05-04 21:06

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    WFP Iran, S. Korea join hands to build refugees’ self-reliance 

    TEHRAN — On Wednesday the Republic of Korea made a generous contribution of $2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to build refugees’ self-reliance through vocational training in Iran.

  • Ryu Jeong-Hyun, Korean Ambassador to Iran, (R) and WFP Representative in Iran, Negar Gerami 2019-05-01 20:18

    WFP Iran welcomes $2 million contribution from the republic of Korea

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$2 million contribution from the Republic of Korea to support over the coming two years 30,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan refugees living in settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) summit 2018-11-11 21:27

    Iran’s support for refugee students unnoticed, says minister

    TEHRAN — Iranian Education Minister Mohammad Bat’haei regretted that Iran is receiving limited coverage for its support for refugee students from international entities.

  • H.E. Ambassador of The Republic of Korea, Ryu Jeong-hyun (R), and UNHCR Acting Representative, Iryna Korenyak 2018-10-28 17:22

    Korea continues to support humanitarian assistance to Afghan refugees in Iran

    The government of the Republic of Korea has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Afghan refugees in the Islamic Republic of Iran through the signing of a new Letter of Understanding (LoU) with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iran on October 15, 2018.

  • Afghan refugees 2018-09-05 21:29

    Iran needs more help to support Afghan refugees – UNHCR chief

    Iran continues to set a global example through its progressive and inclusive refugee policies, but the country needs more support hosting one of the largest refugee populations in the world, said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi during a three-day visit.

  • Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, Ryu Jeong-Hyun WFP Representative and Country Director in Iran, Negar Gerami 2018-08-26 09:29

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Global community should help Iran address refugee issues: S. Korean envoy

    Korea contributes $2.2m to WFP to support 30,000 Afghan refugees living in Iran

    TEHRAN — The issue of refugees in Iran is not the problem of a certain country, so definitely they need the assistance from the global community, ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, Ryu Jeong-Hyun, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • Republic of Korea donates $2.2m to support refugees in Iran 2018-08-20 17:27

    Republic of Korea donates $2.2m to support refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN – The Republic of Korea made a US$2.2 million multi-year contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) during a signing ceremony to support 30,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan refugees living in settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran, here on Monday.WFP Representative and Country Director in Iran, Negar Gerami, and Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, Ryu Jeong-Hyun, attended the ceremony. Tehran Times / Mohammad Khodabakhsh

  • ‘Iran among top host countries for refugee students’ 2018-08-09 09:17

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    ‘Iran among top host countries for refugee students’

    450,000 foreign national students studying in Iran

    TEHRAN — Over the past 4 decades Iran has been faced with crowds of refugees due to the wars and conflicts in the region and currently Iran is among the countries with the highest refugee population and refugee students, deputy for international affairs department of the Ministry of Education said.

  • One million refugees would pour into Europe if Iran hangs back: minister 2018-07-03 21:15

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    One million refugees would pour into Europe if Iran hangs back: minister

    TEHRAN – Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on Tuesday “if we close our eyes for 24 hours, one million refugees who are inside Iran will leave for Europe via our western borders.”