Afghan Refugees in Iran
The latest news about the Afghan refugees in Iran
Why and How to Get Iran’s Residency
A new by-law passed by the Iranian government provides foreign nationals, particularly those from Afghanistan, with a new chance to get Iran’s residency. But why and how should they do that?
Iran Bans Segregating Foreign Students from Nationals
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.
Racist Shop Owner in Iran Ordered by Court to Apologize to Afghans
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 Implementing Plan to Promote Refugees’ Health
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.
Iran, UN Discuss Issue of Afghan, Syrian Refugees
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi have sat for talks on the issue of refugees in the Middle East.
Iranians Enjoy Tasty Afghan Bolani at Heart of Tehran
Afghanistan is famous for its never-ending wars. Permanent conflicts in the country have associated Afghanistan with death and destruction in the minds of many people in Iran, leading the country’s beauties and lovely characteristics to remain largely unknown, particularly Afghan foods.
Deported by Germany, Afghan Asylum-Seeker Commits Suicide
The German Interior Ministry says one of 69 Afghan refugees it deported last week has committed suicide on the way back home.
Afghan Immigrants Leaving Iran after Devaluation of Iranian Currency
A huge number of Afghan immigrants and refugees have begun to leave Iran due to the recent decline in the value of the Iranian national currency, arguing that it’s no more cost-efficient to work in the country.
Three Afghan Refugees Rank First in Iran’s University Entrance Exam
Three refugees from Afghanistan, including a woman, have attained top ranks in Iran’s highly-competitive nationwide university entrance exam for Master’s degree.
Iran Leader Hails Afghan Forces Killed in Iraq, Syria
The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has praised Afghan troops’ resistance against terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
UNHCR Envoy Praises Iran’s Contributions to Refugees
Sivanka Dhanapala, the outgoing representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iran, has lauded the great efforts made by the Islamic Republic to help refugees and immigrants.
IOM Chief Praises Iran’s Hospitality towards Refugees
Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing, has commended Iran for its long-term hospitality towards refugees, particularly the Afghan population.
Iran Urges UN to Play Greater Role in Resolving Afghanistan Problems
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi and visiting UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Tadamichi Yamamoto, have sat for talks in Tehran on Afghanistan’s latest developments.
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.