Afghan Refugees in Iran
The latest news about the Afghan refugees in Iran
1,000s of Afghan refugees crossing into Iran daily
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 minister calls on Afghans not to come to borders
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.
Iran FM: Int’l community responsible for Afghan refugees
The Iranian foreign minister says the International Community must assume its responsibility to attend to the Afghan refugees.
Germany lauds Iran’s services to refugees
Germany’s Ambassador to Tehran Hans-Udo Muzel has appreciated Iran’s efforts in providing services to refugees and displaced people.
Iranian, Afghan artworks on display in Tehran
The Sateen Exhibition, displaying Iranian and Afghan artists’ works, is underway in Tehran.
Afghans residing in Iran’s Mashhad receive over 62,000 COVID-19 shots
Afghans residing in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad have received over 62,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine.
Iran repatriating thousands of illegal Afghan refugees daily
Iran says it is repatriating Afghans who have illegally entered the country.
Afghans to get scholarship and special residency in Iran
Iran says it is granting scholarships and special residency to top Afghan students and academics.
UN says Afghan nationals not fleeing to Iran and Pakistan despite Taliban’s victory
The UN refugee agency reported on Friday Afghans have not been fleeing in large numbers across the borders to neighboring countries, Iran and Pakistan, in the wake of the Taliban’s return to national power, but some have crossed over indicating they intend to claim asylum.
First Iranian ID Card Issued for Child Born to Iranian Mother, Foreign Father
Iran’s government spokesman says the first Iranian identity card has recently been issued for a child born to an Iranian mother and a foreign father.
Iran Provides Refugees, Immigrants with Free Coronavirus Treatment
The spokeswoman for Iran’s Ministry of Health says based on the announcement of the Minister, all health services provided to the foreign nationals and immigrants suffering from the novel Coronavirus will be free of charge.
Iran to Make Medical Services More Affordable for Afghans
Iran says it plans to make health and treatment services more affordable for Afghan migrants, as there is a great potential for attracting Afghan health tourists.
Iran’s FM Blames Human Traffickers for Tragic Event at Afghan Border
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed sorrow over the recent incident for Afghan nationals near the border with Iran, saying that human traffickers must be blamed for the tragic events as there is not enough monitoring at the borders.
Top Afghan Diplomat to Visit Iran on June 21
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has unveiled plans for an upcoming visit to Iran by caretaker of the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hanif Atmar.
Iranian Mothers Can Now Pass Nationality to Children
Iran has approved the bylaws of the legislation that grants permanent citizenship to children born to Iranian mothers and foreign fathers.
Foreign Minister Zarif, NGOs Weigh Plans to Help Afghans in Iran
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and representatives of non-governmental charities have discussed the ways to address the problems that Afghan citizens residing in Iran are facing.
Iran Welcomes National Reconciliation Deal between Afghan Leaders
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has welcomed the clinching of a political agreement between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his main rival Abdullah Abdullah.
Afghanistan Lauds COVID-19 Medical Care for Nationals in Iran
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan has expressed gratitude to the Islamic Republic for providing humanitarian support and medical services for the Afghan nationals residing in Iran amid the outbreak of coronavirus epidemic, says an Iranian official.
Iran to Continue Giving Medical Services to Foreign Nationals Infected with COVID-19
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the government will keep giving service to foreign nationals in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Border Incident Killing Afghan Migrants Took Place Inside Afghanistan: Iran
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has asserted that an incident involving the deaths of Afghan migrants trying to cross into Iran illegally has taken place on the Afghan soil.
Afghans Producing Hospital Masks in Iran amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Afghan nationals residing near the capital, Tehran, are producing over 1,000 hospital gowns per day.
Iran Denies Refusing to Admit Foreign Suspected Cases of COVID-19
Health Ministry Spokesman has rejected the allegations that Iran does not admit foreign nationals suspected of having coronavirus, describing it as a sheer lie.
Afghan Woman Runs Largest Hospital Clothing Workshop in Iran
Zeinab Shaban, a thirty-four-year-old Afghan woman who is living in Iran, has launched a successful business and manufactures hospital clothing to help Afghan and Iranian staff.
500,000 Foreign Students Going to School in Iran
Iran is currently providing educational services for about half a million foreign students, according to the country’s deputy minister of education.
In Photos: Iranian Market Run by Afghan Immigrants
Razzaqzadeh market is one of the oldest and most colourful, attractive and crowded markets in Zahedan in south-eastern Iran, which is mostly run by Afghan immigrants living in Zahedan due to their country’s difficult, unsafe conditions.