Afghan Refugees in Iran
The latest news about the Afghan refugees in Iran
Afghans residing in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad have received over 62,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine.
Iran says it is repatriating Afghans who have illegally entered the country.
Iran says it is granting scholarships and special residency to top Afghan students and academics.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Iran has approved the bylaws of the legislation that grants permanent citizenship to children born to Iranian mothers and foreign fathers.
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’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.
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’s President Hassan Rouhani says the government will keep giving service to foreign nationals in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Afghan nationals residing near the capital, Tehran, are producing over 1,000 hospital gowns per day.
Health Ministry Spokesman has rejected the allegations that Iran does not admit foreign nationals suspected of having coronavirus, describing it as a sheer lie.
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.
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.
An official with Iran's education ministry says there should not be any discrimination between foreign and Iranian national at schools and this has been announced through formal letters to school deans.
A boutique owner in Iran has been convicted of insulting the Afghan nationals after hanging a racist comment on the window of his clothing store and ordered by the court to make a public apology to the Afghan people, among other things.
Iran’s Health Ministry and the Immigrants Department of the country’s Interior Ministry have signed a memorandum of understanding on the assessment and promotion of the health of refugees and foreign immigrants, with a focus on fight against tuberculosis, AIDS, and Malaria.