Refugees

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  • Refugee deaths spark outrage in U.S.   2022-06-29 18:27

    Refugee deaths spark outrage in U.S.  

    Campaigners have slammed U.S. politicians following the grisly discovery of 51 dead asylum seekers and at least a dozen others who required hospital treatment after being found inside an abandoned trailer on a remote road in San Antonia, Texas on Monday. 

  • Significant increase in refugee literacy 2022-06-29 17:59

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Significant increase in refugee literacy

    TEHRAN – The literacy rate among refugees has increased significantly in recent decades. So that the literacy rate of Afghan immigrants in Iran is higher than the number of literate people in Afghanistan, according to a report published in June by the research center of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis).

  • Iran’s decent services to refugees are commendable: UNHCR 2022-06-27 18:23

    Iran’s decent services to refugees are commendable: UNHCR

    TEHRAN – Iran’s efforts and activities in the last 40 years have been commendable to refugees, and in the past year, after the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, has reached its peak, Maha Kashour, head of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Mashhad, has stated.

  • UNHCR holds World Refugee Day in Iran for first time since COVID-19 2022-06-25 17:59

    UNHCR holds World Refugee Day in Iran for first time since COVID-19

    TEHRAN – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, marked World Refugee Day on Wednesday with a series of events across the Islamic Republic of Iran, under the theme of “Whoever, Wherever, Whenever, everyone has the right to seek safety”.

  • Four decades of free hosting of refugees 2022-06-20 17:56

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Four decades of free hosting of refugees

    TEHRAN – As the number one destination for Afghan refugees, Iran alone, more than any other European or Western country in times of crisis, has opened its arms to accept asylum seekers from its eastern neighbor.

  • Khatibzadeh 2022-06-15 20:56

    ‘Refugees have rights that must be respected under Convention 1951’

    Iran says deportation of asylum seekers to Rwanda is shame for Britain

    TEHRAN- The forcible repatriation of asylum seekers, including a few Iranians, from the United Kingdom to Rwanda has been described as a historical shame for London, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson.

  • The story of Polish refugees in Iran 2022-05-30 12:54

    “Wave of Destiny”: Story of the arrival of Polish refugees to Iran in 1942

    TEHRAN - In 1942, approximately 120,000 Polish refugees arrived in Iran from the former Soviet Union. 

  • UNHCR, WFP help refugee children stay in school 2022-04-15 19:00

    UNHCR, WFP help refugee children stay in Iranian schools

    TEHRAN – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Program (WFP) help refugee children living in ran to stay in school and reach for their dreams.

  • واکسیناسیون اتباع خارجی در مشهد 2022-03-30 10:43

    All refugees in Iran, even unauthorized ones, vaccinated: IRCS chief

    TEHRAN – The head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society has said all refugees in the country, even unauthorized ones, have been vaccinated against coronavirus.

  • اتباع خارجی 2022-03-27 10:58

    Some 2,200 foreign nationals getting pensions

    TEHRAN – Up to 2,188 foreign nationals residing in Iran are currently receiving pensions from social security funds.

  • Iran provides free treatment to refugees with rare diseases 2022-03-02 19:00

    Iran provides free treatment to refugees with rare diseases

    TEHRAN – All refugees with rare diseases residing in Iran are provided with free medical services and medication and are exempt from paying treatment costs, the deputy head of the Health Insurance Organization has announced.

  • WHO Representative Syed Jaffar Hussain 2022-02-15 18:08

    Iran firms up efforts in support of WHO for health care services to refugees

    TEHRAN - In a recent two-day visit to Zahedan University of Medical Sciences (UMS) in the southern and border province of Sistan-Baluchestan, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative Syed Jaffar Hussain met with local health authorities to review the efforts made in scaling up health services in the province and to explore avenues of collaboration in promoting national plans in the area of health and health promotion in the area.

  • Health insurance provided for 170,000 refugees 2022-02-11 17:29

    Health insurance provided for 170,000 refugees

    TEHRAN – Some 170,000 refugees residing in Iran are now covered by health insurance, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

  • Intl. support for refugees in Iran should be strengthened: UN’s Freijsen 2022-01-31 17:35

    Intl. support for refugees in Iran should be strengthened: UN’s Freijsen

    TEHRAN – Ivo Freijsen, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Representative in Iran, said that international support for Iran should be strengthened given the presence of millions of refugees in the country.

  • 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.

  • Iran FM 2021-12-22 00:03

    520,000 foreign students in Iran study for free 

    TEHRAN - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi met with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Monday.

  • 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.

  • Iran has been generous to host refugees over past decades: UNHCR 2021-12-01 17:31

    Iran has been generous to host refugees over past decades: UNHCR

    TEHRAN –Millions of Afghans have fled their country over the past few decades, and Iran as a neighboring country has been generous to host many of them, said Ivo Freijsen, UNHCR’s Representative in Iran.

  • Protecting refugees is a human rights principle, Iran writes to UNHCR 2021-11-24 17:16

    Protecting refugees is a human rights principle, Iran writes to UNHCR

    TEHRAN – The communications and constitution implementation department of the Vice Presidency for Legal Affairs in a letter to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees called for the protection of asylum seekers and refugees in accordance with human rights obligations.

  • 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.

  • Mehdi Mahmoudi 2021-11-06 21:40

    Iran expects Europe to act responsibly toward refugees: official

    TEHRAN — The Director General of Foreign Affairs and Immigrants of the Iranian Interior Ministry has said Tehran expects the European countries and the international community in large, including the United Nations, to act responsibly in allocating the necessary fund and provide comprehensive support for Afghan refugees flooding into Iran.

  • پناهندگان ایران 2021-10-27 17:30

    Australia ready to help improve refugee situation in Iran

    TEHRAN – Australian Ambassador to Iran Lyndall Sachs has announced readiness to continue providing services to support refugees in Iran, ISNA reported.

  • 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.

  • Haiti migrants 2021-10-01 17:54

    Resignation exposes Biden's asylum policy failure

    TEHRAN - The resignation of the U.S. special envoy to Haiti in protest against the administration of President's Joe Biden immigration policy speaks volumes about the American President's campaign pledge to reverse his predecessor's "cruel" policies on asylum seekers.

  • 400,000 foreign nationals living in Iran vaccinated 2021-09-25 16:51

    400,000 foreign nationals living in Iran vaccinated

    TEHRAN – Iran has vaccinated 400,000 foreign nationals against coronavirus over the past few days, Karim Hemmati, head of Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) said on Saturday.

  • واکسیناسیون 2021-09-07 17:23

    IRCS to vaccinate refugees residing in Iran

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will vaccinate refugees residing in the country against coronavirus soon.

  • 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.

  • عجز 800 مليون دولار في أموال المساعدات للشعب الأفغاني 2021-08-19 22:03

    Refugees seek asylum in Iran as Taliban takes over in Afghanistan

    Panicked and distressed, Afghans continue to seek refuge in Iran as the Taliban has taken over in Afghanistan, Press TV reports.