Tag: Refugees

The latest news, views, and developments about refugees 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.

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.

Iran Urges Australia’s Respect for Law in Dealing with Asylum Seekers

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Australia to treat refugees within the bounds of international law.

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.

Australia Urged to Settle Iranian Immigrants’ Woes

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Australia’s incoming ambassador to ramp up efforts to resolve the problems that Iranian immigrants are facing in the Oceanian country.
Sejaan Azzi

Lebanon Threatens to Reciprocate If Stockholm Deports Lebanese Families

Lebanese Labour Minister Sejaan Azzi on Monday threatened to expel Swedes working in Lebanon if Stockholm follows through with its reported plan to deport dozens of Lebanese families.

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.

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