• 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.

  • Refugee 2020-05-18 10:31

    How Palestinian refugees' status has been gradually downgraded by certain Arab countries!

    The Palestinian refugees, residing in certain Arab countries in the West Asia, have in recent years faced irresponsible approach adopted by the hosting governments under different pretexts, including civil war, a situation that has assisted officials in Tel Aviv to intensify plots in the international scenes to undermine urgent attention to plight of the Palestinians.  

  • 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.

  • One million refugees would pour into Europe if Iran hangs back: minister 2019-10-09 23:40

    Iran urges Intl. community to fulfill commitments to refugees

    TEHRAN - In a quad-lateral meeting attended by his Afghan and Pakistani counterparts and representative of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva…, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli called on the international community to fulfill its obligation regarding asylum seeker and refugees.

  • Germany helps support vulnerable afghan and Iraqi refugees in Iran 2019-06-10 20:38

    Germany helps support vulnerable Afghan and Iraqi refugees in Iran

    The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has contributed €2 million (US$2.2 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in support of 30,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan and Iraqi refugees, most of them women and girls living in settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • araqchi 2019-05-11 19:48

    Iran says those who caused problems for Afghans should bear responsibility

    TEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi said on Saturday that Iran does not intend to deport Afghan refugees, however, those who have caused problems for the Afghan people should bear responsibility.

  • 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.

  • Rohingya 2019-02-17 11:08

    UN calls for $920m aid for Rohingya refugees

    TEHRAN - United Nations has called for $920 million in aid for around a million Rohingya refugees currently putting up in refugee camps of Bangladesh.

  • Bangladesh 2019-02-07 01:32

    Bangladesh seeks India’s help to resolve Rohingya crisis

    TEHRAN _ Bangladesh will seek more Indian support to resolve the Rohingya crisis as foreign minister AK Abdul Momen visits New Delhi on Wednesday in his maiden overseas tour since his party retained power in the controversial elections late last year.

  • Polish refugees in Isfahan, Iran - 1943 2019-01-12 20:05

    Zarif says Poland “can't wash the shame” for agreeing to host anti-Iran summit

    Polish meeting means opponents have lost Iran case: Shamkhani

    TEHRAN – Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, says for enemies looking forward to an anti-Iran summit means that they have lost their case against the country.

  • Bangladesh-Myanmar 2019-01-10 11:59

    Myanmar wants to 'work closely' with Bangladesh

    TEHRAN - Myanmar President Win Myint has expressed his interest in working closely with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to address the common challenges of both countries.

  • Prof. Nasir uddin 2018-12-18 09:33

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Rohingya refugees want to go back home but with safety and dignity’

    TEHRAN - Prof. Nasir uddin is a cultural anthropologist based in Bangladesh, and professor of anthropology at Chittagong University. He has been working with Rohingya people in the borderland of Bangladesh and Myanmar for more than two decades and has written on the Rohingya refugee situation extensively in the form of both academic and popular pieces. His forthcoming ethnography is named The Rohingyas: A Case of Subhuman (Oxford University Press, 2019).

  • World Food Program 2018-12-02 20:54

    WFP welcomes German contribution to support refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a supplementary contribution of €1 million (approximately US$1.1 million) from the German Federal Foreign Office to support the most vulnerable Afghan and Iraqi 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.

  • Rohingya 2018-11-11 10:12

    ‘Time not ripe for Rohingya repatriation’

    TEHRAN _ Bangladesh and Myanmar should shelve plans of repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Rakhine State as they face a “high risk of persecution”, a top United Nations' human rights investigator has warned.

  • Forozan Faghiri 2018-10-15 22:37

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Afghan refugee who defied odds to become an accomplished physicist in Iran

    TEHRAN - She was forced to leave her homeland as a small child, along with her family, when the country was battling civil war, much before 9/11 and the American invasion. She became a refugee at a tender age, and faced tremendous hardships while growing up. But, somehow adversities proved to be blessing in disguise for her, making her strong and giving her definite purpose and direction in life.

  • Rohingya 2018/10/10

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Global media and Muslims: Selective coverage, selective outrage

    TEHRAN -“If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? William Shakespeare’s lines in The Merchant of Venice hold true today.

  • Iran, Afghanistan discuss refugee issues 2018-10-06 20:49

    Iran, Afghanistan discuss refugee issues

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs, Hossein Zolfaqari, has held talks with Afghan Minister of Refugees and Repatriations Hussain Alami Balkhi on the sidelines of the 69th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme.

  • Rohigya 2018-09-30 02:00

    Sexual violence against Rohingyas

    TEHRAN- Bangladesh government and the United Nations have agreed to jointly address conflict-related sexual violence committed against Rohingya refugees forcibly evicted from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

  • Rohigya 2018-09-26 23:49

    Rohingyas with disabilities face perils

    TEHRN - The overcrowded, hilly, and rain-soaked camps for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are precarious for everyone, but especially for people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

  • Rohingya 2018-09-23 09:57

    ICC probe into Rohingya issue in progress

    TEHRAN - The probe into the atrocities unleashed on Rohingya Muslims by the Myanmar state, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations, is currently being probed by the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has been tasked with investigating crimes against humanity.

  • Afghan refugees 2018-09-18 09:44

    Afghan refugees born in Pakistan to get nationality

    TEHRAN - The newly-elected Pakistan government led by Imran Khan has announced that it will grant nationality to all Pakistan-born refugees of Afghan and Bangladeshi origin, ending months of suspense and speculation.

  • Vienna prison 2018-09-16 21:48

    Austria: Six men, Iranian included, attempt suicide in face of deportation

    TEHRAN - Six men who were scheduled to be deported from Austria were brought to local hospitals in critical condition late on Friday night after apparently setting fire to their cells in a Vienna detention center. 

  • Afghan refugees 2018-09-11 09:45

    UN refugee chief visits Pakistan

    TEHRAN - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visited Pakistan with UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock this week to assess the situation of Afghan refugees living there.

  • Rohingya 2018-09-09 06:45

    Myanmar welcomes repatriation plan of Rohingya

    TEHRAN - After facing blistering criticism and outrage from across the world, Myanmar has welcomed the Bangladeshi government’s plan to begin the long-delayed process of repatriating Rohingya refugees back to their homeland.

  • Rohingya 2018-09-04 10:46

    Bangladesh PM blasts Myanmar military for anti-Rohingya propaganda

    TEHRAN - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blasted the Myanmar regime for spreading disinformation about Rohingya Muslims presently stationed in Bangladesh’s refugee camps.

  • Rohingya 2018-09-02 10:35

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘It’s been a horrendous year for Rohingya refugees, met with international inaction’

    TEHRAN - It has been one year since Rohingya Muslims were forced to leave Myanmar following brutal crackdown by Myanmar military with tacit support from the government. As per conservative estimates, there are around 905,000 Rohingya refugees presently in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, although some human rights bodies have put the figure higher.

  • Bangladesh refugees 2018-08-28 10:08

    Rohingya refugees mark one year in Bangladesh

    TEHRAN - Refugees in Bangladesh held demonstrations on Saturday to mark the passing of a year since the outbreak of a conflict in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state that drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homes.

  • 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.