KABUL: Representatives of the Governments of the Islamic Republics of Afghanistan and Iran and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today in Kabul reaffirmed their commitment to the principle of voluntary repatriation, in safety and dignity, to end the protracted stay of Afghan refugees in Iran. The parties agreed that innovative approaches and enhanced outreach are needed in order to support the voluntary return and sustainable reintegration of Afghan returnees.
Ali Asghar Ahmadi, Secretary General of the Iranian Red Crescent Society met with Syria’s health minister Dr. Nizar Yazig in Tehran on August 19th, 2015.
He underlined IRCS’s willingness to supply needed medicines of the Syrian people. “The Iranian Red Crescent is ready to cooperate in the fields of professional relief and rescue trainings, exchange of experience on the activities of youth and volunteers, disaster management and crisis, health and physical rehabilitation by using its high experience,”
Kabul, Aug 19, IRNA – Iran and Afghanistan signed two cooperation documents on Afghan refugees. One document is about those who have residence card and the other about illegal immigrants residing in Iran.
The documents were signed by Director General of Foreign Citizens and Immigrants Department of Iran's Interior Ministry Ahmad Mohammadifar and Deputy Minister of Immigration Affairs of Afghanistan Abdul-Hajj Fazl Ahmad Azimi.
Immigration Detention And Community Statistics
As at 31 July 2015, there were 2,015 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,842 in immigration detention on the mainland and 173 in immigration detention on Christmas Island. A further 878 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 28,890 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.
The family of a female Iranian asylum seeker, who was allegedly raped three months ago in Nauru, say the Federal Government has refused to allow her to be treated in Australia.
In May, 23-year-old Nazanin Bagheri left the Nauru detention centre to visit friends on the island.
She was raped as she made her way back to the family camp.
Ms Bagheri's brother Omid said following the attack, staff from medical provider, IHMS, informed the family his deeply traumatised sister would be sent to Australia for treatment.
Tehran, Iran | AFP | Tuesday 8/11/2015 - 13:02 GMT
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Syria on Wednesday and discuss a "new plan" by the Islamic republic to help resolve the conflict there, his spokeswoman said.
Iran is President Bashar al-Assad's main regional ally, providing him with both financial and military support.
It will be Zarif's first visit to Damascus since Tehran signed a nuclear deal with world powers on July 14, and comes as part of a regional tour.
Tehran, 2 August 2015 - The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in Iran signed a Letter of Understanding on Sunday, 2nd August 2015 to cooperate on a number of areas namely Child Protection, Education, Health and Nutrition as well as emergency preparedness, to assist Afghan refugees in Iran.
Tehran, August 6, IRNA - The people of Japan has contributed 2,983,722 million dollars to UNHCR-Iran within the framework of the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR), a regional, multi-year strategy, supporting voluntary repatriation, sustainable reintegration and assistance to host countries. Japan donates $2.9 million to Afghan refugees in Iran
Summary of WFP assistance: The governments of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan, with the support of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), agreed upon a four year Solutions Strategy in 2012 to support voluntary repatriation, sustainable reintegration, and assistance to host countries. Despite efforts to facilitate the repatriation of refugees living in Iran, a significant number of poor and food insecure refugee households continue to require humanitarian support, including WFP food assistance.
Unseasonable floods hit 16 provinces and 56 counties in the Islamic Republic of Iran in late July, leaving at least 23 people dead and 50 injured. The floods were triggered by torrential rains, and they caused great damage to the infrastructure of more than 140 villages.
This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has determined that external assistance is not required, and is therefore not seeking funding or other assistance from donors at this time.
Karaj, Alborz Prov, July 20, IRNA – At least eight people were reported to be killed on Sunday due to floods triggered by torrential rains in this northern Iranian province, a local official told IRNA on Monday.
Mohammad-Taqi Irani, deputy governor of Alborz province, said the Karaj river overflowed following heavy rain and thunder in Chalous road washing away 25 cars.
The flood caused serious damage to the area, the official added.
Based on initial assessment reports from the Relief and Rescue Organisation of the Iranian Red Crescent, at least 11 people have been killed, 30 injured and 12 persons listed as missing in unseasonable flash floods in ten provinces of Iran during the last two days.
The flooding, triggered by torrential rains, affected several counties in 10 provinces including 2 counties in Alborz, 2 in Tehran, 10 in Mazandaran, 3 in Qazvin, 1 in Khorasane-Shomali, 3 in Kurdestan, 1 in Kerman, 2 in Semnan, 1 in Zanjan and 1 in Azerbaijane-Gharbi so far.
Islam Qala, Afghanistan | AFP | Tuesday 7/14/2015 - 03:17 GMT | 787 words
by Emmanuel PARISSE
At Zero Point, the main border crossing between Afghanistan and Iran, hundreds of Afghan labourers return to their homeland each day.
Some are exhausted by gruelling working conditions, but many others bear the hallmarks of heroin addiction they acquired while in Iran.
About this report
This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Regional Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.
Geneva, 28 June 2015
The Kurdistan Freedom Party from Iran, (Parti Azadi Kurdistan, PAK), signed Geneva Call’s Deeds of Commitment banning AP mines, prohibiting sexual violence and against gender discrimination and protecting children in armed conflict on 28th June 2015 in the Kurdish region of Iraq. The PAK was represented by its Vice President Hussein Yazdanpana.
Situation Générale en juin 2015, Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-août 2015
La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en juin. De bonnes pluies et au moins deux générations seront nécessaires pour que les effectifs augment cet été dans les aires de reproduction estivale traditionnelles du Sahel septentrional d'Afrique de l'ouest et du Soudan ainsi que de part et d'autre de la frontière indo-pakistanaise.
In May 2015, a total of 12,053 Afghan refugees voluntarily repatriated to Afghanistan. 11,794 came from Pakistan, 253 from Iran, and 6 from India. This figure is more than four times the 2,840 returnees who returned in May 2014, and is also 30% higher compared to 9,287 returnees in April 2015.
In the first five months of 2015, a total of 33,558 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan under UNHCR’s assisted return program.