United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

School students hold Model United Nations

Some 35 elementary and secondary high school students from Rah-e-Roshd Educational Complex, in cooperation with the UN Information Centre (UNIC) and the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tehran held a Model United Nations (MUN) conference simulating the 2016 UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants. The MUN exercise was held at the UN building on 16 May 2018, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

PISHKHAN CENTRES DELIVER HIGH QUALITY SERVICES TO REFUGEES FOR THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE

Over 120,000 refugees living in the Islamic Republic of Iran have enrolled in the 3rd cycle of the Salamat health insurance scheme in record time. The Universal Public Health Insurance (UPHI) is a tripartite agreement between the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA) of the Ministry of Interior, the Iranian Heath Insurance Organization (IHIO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iran, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

PISHKHAN CENTRES DELIVER HIGH QUALITY SERVICES TO REFUGEES FOR THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE

Over 120,000 refugees living in the Islamic Republic of Iran have enrolled in the 3rd cycle of the Salamat health insurance scheme in record time. The Universal Public Health Insurance (UPHI) is a tripartite agreement between the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA) of the Ministry of Interior, the Iranian Heath Insurance Organization (IHIO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iran, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

ONE REFUGEE NURSE’S PURSUIT TO HELP AFGHANS IN IRAN

Zakieh Mohammadi’s parents came to Iran from Afghanistan 33 years ago. Nine years later she was born in Falavarjan, a rural farming area at the bank of the river in Esfahan province, central Iran. Zakieh is now 24 years old and is the youngest member of her family of ten, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

UNHCR AND RELIEF INTERNATIONAL PARTNER FOR AFGHAN REFUGEES

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Relief International (RI) signed a new Letter of Understanding (LoU) on the World Refugee Day to enhance collaboration in the field of assistance activities for Afghan refugees.  The main areas of cooperation between the two offices will be in the areas of overall and thematic coordination, Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR), information sharing, protection, education, health, livelihoods, Cash Based Interventions (CBI), emergency preparedness and response, advocacy and resource mobilization, partner’s capacity building and needs assessment for people with specific needs, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »