Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) reiterated that new humanitarian crises should not lead to neglecting Afghan refugees' problems in Iran.

Iran PressEurope: In his address at the International Immigration Council on Friday, Ali Bahraini said: "The current status in Afghanistan perfectly well shows how ambitious moves of some wealthy countries and the trans-regional military interventions have put at stake the lives of the immigrants in their own homelands."

Bahraini criticized the international organizations for their insufficient attention to the deteriorating humanitarian conditions and reiterated, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has during the years of the past four decades spared no effort in offering services to the Afghan refugees.

He added that right now over 700 thousand Afghan students are enrolled in Iranian schools, 380,000 of whom are Afghan citizens with no identity cards.

Bahraini said that in order to issue identity cards to such people, 10,000 children of Iranian mothers, whose fathers are non-Iranian, were given Iranian national ID cards, and the host country, Iran, shared its limited resources with its Afghan guests.

The managing director of the International Immigration Council confirmed the words of the Iranian representative and said that the UN has always appreciated the moves made by Iran in hosting the refugees.

He said that in recent years, the IIC has always tried to increase its contribution to Iran, as the host country of those refugees.


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