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Korea continues to support humanitarian assistance to afghan refugees in Iran

The government of the Republic of Korea has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Afghan refugees in the Islamic Republic of Iran through the signing of a new Letter of Understanding (LoU) with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iran on October 15, 2018, AVA Diplomatic reports. A voluntary financial contribution of six million US dollars (USD 6,000,000) has been pledged by the government of the Republic of Korea to the UNHCR project ‘Protection and humanitarian assistance to Afghan refugees in Iran’ to support its humanitarian activities to enhance the health, self-reliance and livelihoods of Afghan refugees in Iran. The project is in line with ... Read More »

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 »