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Afghan Refugees in Iran

Exhibition of Afghan Artworks Underway in Tehran

An exhibition showcasing works by Afghan artists has been underway in Tehran, drawing a considerable number of visitors.

3 Afghan Sisters Exhibiting Surreal Artworks in Tehran

Three young Afghan sisters have staged their third art exhibition in Tehran, putting on show their surreal and abstract artworks.

Iran Providing Education for All Afghan Refugee Children

Iran has provided education for Afghan refugee children, even illegal immigrants who have no residence permits.

Iranian FM Meets Afghanistan’s President in Kabul

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan, during his official visit to Kabul on Sunday.

Iran to Provide Social Security for Foreign Nationals

An Iranian official declared that immigrants and refugees who have a work permit and reside in Iran will be covered by the Social Security Organisation.

Iran Slams Int’l Refugee Bodies for Politicised Allocation of Budget

An Iranian MP has slammed the politicised approach held by some international organizations in allocating refugee budgets to different countries.

Iran and Afghanistan: Two Nations, One Culture

Geographical boundaries have split Iranians and Afghans, but they are two peoples with a common culture and language, says an Afghan poet who has become the first refugee in Iran to assume an official position.

4 Afghan Nationals Killed in 5.1-Magnitude Quake in Southern Iran

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale in Iran’s southern city of Khonj has killed four Afghan workers and injured four others.

Illegal Immigrants Dominate Iran’s Job Market

A number of Iranian Parliament Members have openly criticized the excessive presence of illegal refugees and immigrants in Iran’s job market.

Iran to Continue Helping Afghanistan Move towards Prosperity: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister says Tehran is resolved to continue its support for the nation and government of Afghanistan as they move towards “a stable, safe and prosperous Afghanistan”.

Not All Women Have the Eyes of “Afghan Girl”

A female member of Afghanistan’s Parliament has talked about the problems of women, refugees and the presence of foreign troops in her country.

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.

Afghan media team visits refugees’ schools in Tehran

A media delegation from neighboring Afghanistan has visited Tehran-based schools where the Afghan refugees and nationals receive educational training.

Iran to offer free education services to Afghan children

The government of President Rouhani is trying to implement a plan which highlights equal treatment of Iranian and Afghan students.

Mistreatment of Afghan nationals by police is totally unacceptable: Official

After the release of a video featuring police mistreatment of a group of Afghan nationals, the Iranian top law enforcement officer ordered a full investigation.

Iran is to offer healthcare services to Afghan refugees

Iran’s Health Ministry is tasked with providing Afghan immigrants with basic healthcare services.

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