Refugees and Immigrants
The latest news and views about refugees and immigrants across the world
Iran has earmarked more funds to fit the immigrant students, whose number is getting close to the one million mark, into the country’s education system, the Iranian education minister says.
Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi says it is illegal for foreign nationals to remain on Iranian soil, and that those foreigners who do not possess the required legal documents must return to their home countries.
Iran’s Health Ministry says all legal and illegal migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan in Iran, can vaccinate their children against preventable diseases free of charge.
The leader of the Turkish opposition says if his party comes to power after the elections in this country, he will send back the Syrian refugees to their country.
Chia Rabiee, an Iranian Kurdish asylum-seeker in Germany, has turned into a hero in the country after he and several other passersby prevented a stabbing attack by an assailant, who had earlier killed three women and injured seven others with a knife.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has recently talked to an Afghan refugee admitted to a hospital in Yazd province over the novel coronavirus.
Iran has extended visas and stay permits for foreign nationals in order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has set a new world record in providing schooling for foreign students, an Iranian official says.
Two young Afghans have opened a café in the Iranian capital to bring together Afghans and Iranians alike in a friendly atmosphere.
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.
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.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi says to move out of the current crisis that US President Donald Trump has created for himself and the US, there is no need to any phone number or intermediation.
Iran says it is hosting millions of refugees, including Afghan migrants, at a high cost, calling on Europe to meet part of the expenses.
Iran has threatened to allow migrants and narcotics to flood European countries as it cannot pay the costs of fighting terrorists, drug smugglers, and illegal migrants alone, especially now that it is under the US’ harshest sanctions ever.
In an annual ceremony in the Polish capital Warsaw, the Polish paid homage to the Iranian nation for their warm hospitality offered to a great number of Polish refugees who had fled their country, sheltering in Iran during the World War II.
A senior Iranian official has censured the US’ move to cut funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), saying the decision is yet another crime against the oppressed nation.
The German Interior Ministry says one of 69 Afghan refugees it deported last week has committed suicide on the way back home.
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.
The Iranian interior minister slammed Europe for its failure to cooperate with the Islamic Republic, saying that if Iran turns “a blind eye” to the smuggling of illicit drugs and refugee crisis, Europe will face one million refugees and two thousand tons of narcotics.
Three refugees from Afghanistan, including a woman, have attained top ranks in Iran’s highly-competitive nationwide university entrance exam for Master’s degree.
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.
A play named “Isfahan, the City of Polish Children” written by the Iranian dramatist Mohammad Charmshir and choreographed by Roxana Mehrafzun will be staged in City Theatre of Tehran from November 27 to December 3.