Tag: Afghan refugees in Iran

The latest news, views, and developments about Afghan refugees in Iran as covered by Iranian media outlets.

10 Countries Host Half of World’s Refugees

Ten countries - which account for just 2.5 percent of the global economy - are hosting more than half the world's refugees, a rights group recently reported.

Illegal Afghan Immigrant Sexually Assaults Iranian Woman

An illegal Afghan immigrant was arrested on charge of sexual offence against an Iranian woman.

FAO Enters into Partnership with UNHCR to Help Afghan Refugees in Iran

The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) office in Iran has entered into partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in an attempt to improve livelihood of Afghan refugees in the Islamic Republic.

A Canadian Minister Born in Iran’s Mashhad

The Canadian Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef says she was shocked to discover that she was born in Mashhad, Iran, rather than Afghanistan.

Death of Afghan Girl Leads to a Call for Revision of Iranian Law

Following the death of an Afghan girl in Shiraz, an Iranian Member of Parliament has called for the revision of a law that prevents illegal immigrants and foreign nationals from undergoing organ transplant procedures.

Vaccination of Immigrants Costs Iran $2.9m Annually

An Iranian health official announced that the majority of immigrants and refugees in Iran are not vaccinated against measles or polio, and the government should spend millions of dollars to vaccinate all of them.

Ministry of Health Apprehensive About Fresh Wave of Immigration

In an interview with ISNA, as translated by IFP, Mohammad Mahdi Gouya, the director of the Centre for Communicable Disease Control of the Ministry of Health, voiced concern over the new wave of immigrants to the country.

Iran among top 4 nations with highest refugees

The latest United Nations survey on international migrant trends reports that Iran is one of the world’s four countries with the highest number of refugees.

Islamic Azad University ready to offer scholarship to Afghan students

The Afghan minister of higher education has asked the Islamic Azad University to grant scholarships to Afghan students and hire them for research and science-based projects.

School for migrant children in Qom (PHOTOS)

More than 100 migrant children, mostly Afghans, who come from different corners of Qom, are studying in this school.

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