Sunday, July 3, 2022

Refugees and Immigrants

Afghan Minister Praises Iranians’ Hospitality

Afghan Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Faizullah Zaki has praised the Iranians’ hospitality towards the Afghan refugees.

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.

Iranian Charity Brings Smile to Faces of Immigrant Family

An Iranian charitable NGO provides help for a disadvantaged Pakistani immigrant family residing in southern Tehran.

Secrets behind Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Expel 5m Immigrants

Political experts believe that Saudi Arabia’s plan to expel 5 million foreign residents is a policy to ease the regional crises Riyadh is faced with.

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.

Trump’s ‘Discriminatory’ Visa Ban Reminiscent of Middle Ages: Iranian MP

An Iranian lawmaker lashed out at the temporary ban introduced by the US President on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of seven Muslim nations, including Iran, as evocative of discriminatory practices that characterized the Middle Ages.

Iran’s President Slams Trump for Building Wall along Mexico Border

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized his US counterpart Donald Trump for ordering the construction of a wall along the US southern border with Mexico, reminding him of the fate of the Berlin wall.

US President Signs Executive Order for ‘Extreme Vetting’ of Immigrants

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that indefinitely suspends admissions for Syrian refugees and limits the flow of other refugees from several Muslim countries into the United States by instituting what the President has called "extreme vetting" of immigrants.

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.

Child Refugees at Risk of Freezing to Death on Europe’s Doorstep

Hundreds of child refugees in various European countries, particularly Serbia, risk freezing to death as temperatures plunge to as low as minus -16C.

5-Month-Old Baby Shows How Ridiculous Are Spanish Laws!

A Moroccan baby was denied the permission to live in Spain because, according to local officials, she hadn’t applied for it in person!

Toddler’s Death Highlights Plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya Refugees

Face down in the mud, chubby arms in a water-soaked yellow T-shirt, feet tucked in — this image of a 16-month-old Rohingya baby circulating on social media delivers an unforgettably poignant message.

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.

Turkey Threatens to Let Migrant Flood into Europe Resume

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan angrily threatened on Friday to open the floodgates of migrants into Europe again, apparently in response to a move to suspend talks on Turkey’s membership in the European Union.

ISIS Is Teaching Its Elements How to Infiltrate into Europe

The ISIS terrorist group is giving its members specific training on how to pass as ordinary refugees while trying to gain asylum in European countries, says a report.

Bodies of Syrian Refugee Mother and Her Two Children Found in Freezer in Denmark

The bodies of three Syrian refugees have been discovered by Danish police in a freezer, local police said in a statement.

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.

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.

Iran Urges Australia’s Respect for Law in Dealing with Asylum Seekers

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Australia to treat refugees within the bounds of international law.

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.

Australia Urged to Settle Iranian Immigrants’ Woes

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Australia’s incoming ambassador to ramp up efforts to resolve the problems that Iranian immigrants are facing in the Oceanian country.

Lebanon Threatens to Reciprocate If Stockholm Deports Lebanese Families

Lebanese Labour Minister Sejaan Azzi on Monday threatened to expel Swedes working in Lebanon if Stockholm follows through with its reported plan to deport dozens of Lebanese families.

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.

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