Refugees

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Charity supports refugee children suffering from cancer 2021-06-19 18:08

    Charity supports refugee children suffering from cancer

    TEHRAN – During the past thirty years, MAHAK charity foundation has supported 2,438 refugee children suffering from cancer.

  • 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.

  • Afghan refugee Abdulrahim Rostami, 66, holds his health insurance booklet in Tehran, Iran.  2021-04-07 17:10

    Health insurance for 120,000 refugees in Iran: UNHCR

    TEHRAN – Some 120,000 refugees residing in Iran are now covered by health insurance, According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

  • UNDP praises Iran for refugee support 2021-03-13 17:24

    UNDP praises Iran for refugee support

    TEHRAN – Iran has always been praised by the world for being committed to global policies in providing financial assistance and support to vulnerable groups and refugees, Claudio Providas, United Nations Development Program representative to Iran said.

  • 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.

  • One million documented foreign nationals residing in Iran 2021-02-08 18:11

    One million documented foreign nationals residing in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran is hosting to some one million documented foreign nationals, and perhaps another one million are illegally living in the country, deputy minister of interior has stated.