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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 »

OPENING CEREMONY OF ESFAHAN’S NEWLY RELOCATED FIELD UNIT

The opening ceremony of Esfahan’s newly relocated Field Unit office took place in the presence of UNHCR Representative Mr. Sivanka Dhanapala. The Provincial Mayor, representative if the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director General of the Bureau of Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA) of Esfahan and a number of other partners attended the opening ceremony of the UNHCR Office and all expressed full support for UNHCR interventions in the province, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

Second SSAR Partners Meeting Convened at BAFIA Premises

Over the past five years, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, UNHCR and national and international partners consisting of several NGOs and INGOs have firmly rooted their assistance to Afghan refugees in the regional, multi-year framework of the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR), which is now complemented by the addition of the Resilience and Solutions Measures, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

On December 3 the world marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. “This is a day for us to recognize the achievements and contributions of persons with disabilities,“ noted Carol Batchelor, Director of the Division of International Protection, “and to reaffirm our commitment towards promoting their rights on an equal basis with others.“, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

UNIVERSAL PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE FOR REFUGEES IN IRAN; A SUCCESS STORY

On the outskirts of Mashhad in northeastern Iran, a 48 year-old Afghan refugee lies on a hospital bed in a small health clinic. Connected to a dialysis machine, Habibollah’s blood circulates through his main artery, to and from the machine. He appears a little pale as the procedure takes place but he wears a broad smile as he greets the UNHCR Representative in Iran, Mr. Sivanka Dhanapala, who is visiting that morning, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

UN Day commemorated at Azad University

Islamic Azad University’s Science and Research Branch in cooperation with UNIC Tehran commemorated UN Day at the University’s Ibn Sina Building on 23 October 2016, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »