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25 Nov 2015 description

Shiraz, Nov 24, IRNA – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Iran Sivanka Dhanapala hailed the measures taken to provide health insurance coverage to refugees in the Islamic Republic saying they are unmatched at the global level.

On a visit to the Fars Province with a group of Tehran-based foreign diplomats, he made the remarks in a meeting with local officials in which he said Iran's endeavors are unparalleled by any country hosting foreign displaced refugees.

19 Aug 2015 description

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.

12 Dec 2014 description

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.

21 Aug 2014 description

Tehran, Aug 17, IRNA – The UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos on Sunday announced that the UN favors cooperation with Iran in sharing information on crisis management as the country ranks sixth worldwide in term of being prone to natural disasters.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with IRNA, Amos said there is a lot of experience available to Iran that are important to share.

04 May 2014 description

Tehran, May 4, IRNA – Head of Health, Remedy, Cure, and Medical Training Ministryˈs Food and Medicine Organizationˈs International Affairs Department said here Saturday Iran-Afghanistan bilateral cooperation in health, cure, food and medical cooperation will expand.

ˈA delegation headed by Afghanistanˈs Health Minister Ms. Najiyeh Tariq and inclusive of that ministryˈs Food and Medicine Control Department Dr. Kameleh Soltani visited the Iranian Health Ministryˈs Food and Medicine Control Laboratory,ˈ said Dr. Ali-Reza Hosseini.

16 Mar 2014 description

Tehran, March 16, IRNA – With a recent 6 million dollar donation in 2014, the Government of Japan, one of UNHCR’s biggest donors, supports Afghan refugees in Iran to voluntarily repatriate to Afghanistan in safety and dignity.

03 Mar 2014 description

Tehran, March 3, IRNA – With a population of over 882,000 refugees, the Islamic Republic of Iran hosts one of the largest refugee population in the world.

The Government of Iran with a minimal support from the international community tries its best to provide the basic needs of these refugees. However with the dramatic rise in living expenses, including a 30% rise in health treatment tariffs, refugees living far from home struggle every day to send their children to school, to access timely health care and to earn a living to support their livelihood.

07 Jul 2011 description

Islamabad, July 7, IRNA-- pakistan's Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, telephoned President Hamid Karzai Wednesday night and expressed 'serious concern over activities of militants' along Pakistan-Afghanistan border, PM's office said Wednesday.

Pakistani and Afghan sides claim that militants have recently carried out cross-border attacks, causing casualties of security forces and civilians.

Also on Wednesday Pakistan said that over 100 militants from Afghanistan entered Pakistani border Dir District and killed several policemen.

30 Jun 2011 description

Islamabad, June 30, IRNA – Pakistan on Wednesday renewed support to Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process and promised to facilitate it, the Foreign Ministry said.

Senior Pakistani and Afghan officials met in Kabul and decided to set up specialized working groups to deliberate in-depth on related aspects and propose concrete steps to move forward in a responsible and sure-footed manner, a joint statement said.

23 Jun 2011 description

Tehran, June 23, IRAN- Refugees in Iran are to receive more assistance in the fields of health, skills training and repatriation.

14 Jun 2011 description

Tehran, June 14, IRNA – Registered Afghans refugees will once again have their legal residence status in Iran renewed through receipt of Amayesh 7 cards.

These cards that serve as valid identity cards for registered refugees in Iran, permit their legal stay and access to a variety of services such as basic health care and education, a press release issued by the UN Information Center (UNIC) said in Tehran.

08 Jun 2011 description

Islamabad, June 7, IRNA – Pakistan and Afghanistan will formally launch a Joint Commission on Reconciliation during the upcoming visit to Islamabad by Afghan President Hamid Karzai later this month, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Tuesday.

Pakistan and Afghanistan had launched the commission in April when Prime Minister Gilani traveled to Kabul in April.

The commission is tasked to carry forward the reconciliation process, following the withdrawal of foreign troops from the insurgency-torn country.

02 Jun 2011 description

Islamabad, June 2 ,IRNA - The UN Refugee Agency and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Thursday signed an agreement for enhanced collaboration to support mainstreaming services for Afghans in Pakistan in the Joint Programs under One UN in Pakistan.

23 Mar 2011 description

London, March 23, IRNA - Eight aid agencies, including Oxfam, Christian Aid and Afghanaid, joined together on Wednesday to launch a new campaign for a comprehensive peace process in Afghanistan and for better protection of civilians caught up in the war.

The joint call for a new approach comes after a poll found that most Britons are unclear about what the UK government's goals are in Afghanistan and only one in four believe the current strategy is working well.

A YouGov Afghan poll, commissioned by the aid organisations, found that 58 percent of the public said they …

25 Jan 2011 description

New Delhi, Jan 25, IRNA - Afghanistan sought India's cooperation in rural infrastructure development in a ministerial level meeting here Monday.

A ten member delegation from Afghanistan led by Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development Jarullah Mansoori, the Afghan minsiter called on Union Rural Development and Panchayti Raj Minister VilasRao Deshmukh at Krishi Bhawan, Monday in New Delhi.

The delegation sought the cooperation of the Ministry of Rural Development in furthering Indo-Afghan cooperation in rural infrastructure development, capacity building of local …

24 Oct 2010 description

Islamabad, Oct 24, IRNA -- Suspected militants blew up two government schools in a Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan in their campaign against the education system, officials said Sunday.

Militants in their fight against the government and educational institutions dynamited two schools in Bajaur tribal region in the night between Saturday and Sunday.

No one was hurt as the schools were closed at the time of the attack.

Both boys schools were located near Khar, the center of Bajaur agency, the former stronghold of Taliban militants.

The security forces conducted …

13 Sep 2009 description

Tehran, Sept 13, IRNA - With fewer Afghan refugees going home, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is concentrating on giving those staying in Iran skills to earn support their families.

Afghan refugee Nafiseh, a 28-year-old-widow with eight children, looks up from cutting out a dress pattern just long enough to express optimism about her own future, a press release issued by the UN Information Center (UNIC) said here on Sunday.

"Now I feel self confident. I feel I can make it, regardless of where I live," she says, barely pausing in her industrious work.

15 Apr 2009 description

Tehran, April 15, IRNA - Most precise clarification of Iran-Afghanistan Border line began Wednesday in presence of both countries' concerned officials.

According to IRNA Political Desk, the Defense Propagation Office of the Ministry of Defense and Logistics of the Armed Forces announced on Wednesday morning that in the presence of a delegation from Afghanistan and an Iranian delegation comprised of Ministry of Foreign Affairs representatives as Legal Affairs Committee, IRI Geographical Association as Technical Affairs Committee, and IRIP Border Police, the most precise clarification …

01 Apr 2009 description

Berlin, April 1, IRNA - Two private German logistic companies are involved in talks with Iran, seeking alternative non-military supply routes to Afghanistan, a German Army spokesman told IRNA here Wednesday.

Both companies which have been transporting food and fuel destined for German NATO troops in Afghanistan, have been in contact with Iran and have been trying to find alternative transportation routes, the German official said.

He stressed neither NATO nor the German government were involved in any contractual talks whatsoever but were merely "monitoring" the …