empowering refugees in Iran

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  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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 wins Nansen Award for empowering refugees in Iran 2020-12-01 20:00

    Afghan coach wins Nansen Award for empowering refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN – Rozma Ghafouri, a 29-year-old sports coach, won the UNHCR’s annual Nansen Refugee Award, a prestigious annual prize that honors those who have gone to extraordinary lengths to help forcibly displaced or stateless people.