Afghan Refugees in Iran
The latest news about the Afghan refugees in Iran
The number of Afghan pupils at Iranian schools has increased by 40 percent to 800k from about 500k in previous years, an Iranian official says.
A United Nations refugee agency official has praised Iran for bending over backwards to improve living conditions for millions of refugees during the past four decades and especially after the Taliban takeover in neighboring Afghanistan last year which triggered an influx of refugees.
The Iranian Interior Ministry says all foreign nationals, who are staying in the country illegally, will be immediately deported if they fail to register with the ministry’s offices for registration of illegal immigrants by Wednesday.
Iran’s Interior Ministry says Afghans who fail to participate in an ongoing census for foreigners will be treated as illegal and deported from the country.
The Iranian interior minister says it’s mandatory for Afghan nationals living in Iran to take part in an ongoing census in the country.
An Iranian health expert warns that the country’s northeastern Khorasan Razavi, which borders Afghanistan, is facing the risk of a measles outbreak amid a rise in the cases of the highly-contagious disease in the neighboring country.
An Iranian daily warns against a rise in the number of Afghan refugees arriving in Iran every day, saying the total number of the refugees seeking shelter in the Islamic Republic has reached 8 million so far.
Iran’s deputy health minister says 164 measles cases have been detected in the country blaming it on the influx of Afghan refugees into Iran.
Iran’s interior minister Ahmad Vahidi has instructed the director general for foreign nationals’ affairs to extend young Afghan poet Najib Barvar’s visa asap.
Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations has warned Europe that a great number of Afghan refugees will flood the continent if international promises to help the country tackle the problem of Afghan refugees، fail to materialize.
The Iranian foreign minister says Tehran does not have the capacities to provide Afghan refugees with services more than the current level.
Iran has called on European countries and international organizations to fulfill their commitments regarding Afghan refugees.
Iran’s interior ministry says European countries should pay their share of the costs inflicted on the Islamic Republic by illegal migrants, using its territory to travel to Europe.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has hailed Iran for hosting millions of Afghan migrants.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi warned of a surge in Afghan refugees amid mounting fears of economic collapse in the war-ravaged country and called for urgent economic aid. The official stated he will travel to Tehran to discuss the issue with Iranian officials.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says that war and insecurity in Afghanistan have displaced 3.5 million people in the country who are on the brink of poverty as the winter season is approaching.
The World Health Organization’s representative in Iran says four million Afghan refugees have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Iran, which is a great achievement.
The Iranian embassy in Belgium underlined the need for the international community to support Afghan refugees residing in Iran.
A member of Iran’s parliament’s National Security Commission has called for the establishment of a regional taskforce to help Afghan refugees, amid the crisis in the country.
An Iranian immigration official says the world has closed its eye on the realities of Afghanistan complaining that no country other than Iran is ready to admit Afghan migrants.
A Human rights organization has announced thousands of Afghans have been crossing into Iran daily since the Taliban seized Kabul in August and hundreds of thousands more are expected to arrive in the coming winter.
Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has called on Afghan officials to provide security and improve the living conditions of people in Afghanistan so that the Afghans would not come to the borders.