Afghan Refugees in Iran
The latest news about the Afghan refugees in Iran
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.