United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative and Deputy Representative along with the Deputy Director General of the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA), Deputy Head of Mission for the Australian Embassy and Second Secretary from the Japanese Embassy inaugurated Molavi School located in Tabadkan area in Mashhad. The area hosts one of the highest concentrations of refugees of school age in the province (22,000 in Tabadkan out of 47,444 in Khorasan e Razavi province) and one third of all refugee students in Mashhad.
SARVESTAN, Islamic Republic of Iran, January 21 (UNHCR) – Kobra Roosta is up at dawn each day, helping her husband take their goats out to graze. She also cleans the house and prepares the family meals. Her afternoons are spent looking after her two small boys.
Kobra is Iranian and lives in a village near Sarvestan Refugee Settlement, which provides shelter to about 10,000 Afghanis and lies about an hour's drive away from Shiraz in the Islamic Republic of Iran's Fars province.
Mashhad, Khorassan Razavi Prov, Jan 20, IRNA – Interior Ministry official Abbas Nasrollahi on Tuesday announced that Iran is spending rls 60,000 billion on each refugee or immigrant living in the country to complete education.
He made the remarks during the opening ceremony of a school for foreign refugees in this northeastern province. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and ambassadors of Japan and Australia were also present in the ceremony.
The Republic of Korea has confirmed a first ever multi-year contribution to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) within the framework of the Solution Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR). A regional, multi-year strategy, the SSAR has been spearheaded by UNHCR and endorsed by the Islamic Republics of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan, supporting voluntary repatriation and sustainable reintegration as well as the efforts of host countries to assist refugees.
Gorgan, Golestan Prov., Jan 15, IRNA – Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Iran Yasuto Takeuchi said his office is ready for further cooperation with Iran in the area of improving water productivity.
Speaking in a local meeting on water management here on Thursday, the Japanese official termed positive the plan for increasing water efficiency and improving production level.
Tehran – Refugees have an important role in the reconstruction of their homeland. The Government of Japan has consistently supported efforts to promote education, livelihood opportunities and access to health care for Afghan refugees in Iran so they may be healthy and better equipped to contribute to the Afghan society when they choose to return in a safe and dignified manner.
AMOUNT: EUR 47 000 000
The full implementation of the HIP is conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2014 general budget of the European Union.
0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
General Situation during December 2014 Forecast until mid-February 2015
Author: Monica Bernabe
Date: 31 December 2014
Faizullah Jafari, Managing Director of the Iranian Red Crescent provincial branch in Shiraz announced that 5,000 square meters of land donated by Shirazi donors to the Iranian Red Crescent in this province.
“2,500 square meters of the donated lands will be used for the construction of Red Crescent health house and 2,500 square meters of the donated lands for the construction of road relief posts of the Iranian Red Crescent,” said Jafari at the opening ceremony of sixth Health and Hope Itinerary which has been launched today in Shiraz province on Saturday, December 27th, 2014.
The Government of the Russian Federation has decided to donate 2.6 million US dollars to UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) for the implementation of the project "Social protection and services for Afghan children in the Islamic Republic of Iran". This extra budgetary funding will support UNICEF’s national partners and institutions in Iran providing services to these children.
Visa Plan Helpful But Lacks Path to Asylum
(Beirut) – The Iranian government’s December 13, 2014 announcement that it will grant a six-month visa extension to 450,000 Afghans is a helpful move to prevent their imminent deportation, Human Rights Watch said today. However, the visa-extension plan is no substitute for an asylum system that will allow newly arriving Afghans to lodge refugee claims.
Tehran, 16 December 2014 - UN-Habitat and the State Organization of Schools Renovation, Development and Mobilization (SOSDRM) of the Islamic Republic of Iran have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to improve the safety and security facilities in schools in Iran.
Dr. Morteza Raissi Dehkordi, the Deputy Minister of Education and Head of SOSRDM and Mr. Siamak Moghaddam, acting Chief of the UN-Habitat Tehran office, signed the agreement at a ceremony held at the SOSRDM conference hall.
Voluntary Return to Afghanistan
In November 2014, a total of 1,018 Afghan refugees voluntarily repatriated to Afghanistan. Of these, 772 came from Pakistan, 239 from Iran and 7 from India.
- There are no more admissions related to the 19 September influx from Kobane since 13 November, when 368 Syrian entered Turkey.
- The cumulative number of individuals admitted remains 192,417 according to AFAD. So far, 52,314 Syrian refugees have been biometrically registered.
- Over 22,000 blankets and 11,000 mats have been delivered to Oncupinar and Nizip 1 and 2 camps. On 05 December, 600 heaters were delivered to Viranşehir camp
Tehran, Dec 12, IRNA – Following discussions this week with visiting Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan Mohammad Mohaqiq, Iran extended for six months the residence time of some 450,000 Afghan refugees living in Iran, according to Foreign Ministry announcement.
The Desert Locust (SGR1 ) situation deteriorated along the Red Sea coast in the central outbreak region during November. Aerial and ground operations treated swarms and groups of adults and hoppers on close to 83,000 ha in Sudan during this month. A few adult locusts were detected on the Gulf of Aden & the Red Sea coastal plains in Yemen the last week of November. No locusts were reported in Ethiopia, Oman or Somalia and no reports were received from Eritrea or Saudi Arabia during this period (DLCO-EA, DLMCC/Yemen, LCC/Oman, PPD/Sudan).
During his visit to Tabriz and the eastern shores of Lake Urmia, the FAO Representative to the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Serge Nakouzi, noted the significant adverse impacts that the continued decline of Lake Urmia was having on surrounding areas and local populations.
He stated that FAO was ready to provide technical assistance to Iran to address this challenge in a sustainable manner.