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Iran: Afghan Refugees

(see also Iran: Islamic Revolution 1979-1998, Iran since 1998, Afghanistan, Afghanistan: Taliban Regime, US-Afghan War & Afghanistan: Postwar)

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US Committee for Refugees: Iran.

On the Web: Articles

Iran: Special on Afghan Refugees. IRIN News (6/04).

Afghanistan-Iran: Interview with Ruud Lubbers, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. IRIN News (4/15/04)

Iran: Tripartite Meeting Looks at New Ways to Facilitate Afghan Repatriation. IRIN News (5/6/04).

IRAN: Government Moves to Tighten Afghan Border Against Drugs. IRIN News (4/22/04)

Some 2,500 Afghan Refugees Return Home this Year. Xinhuanet (1/29/04).

Official: 1.9 Million Afghan Refugees in Iran Now. Payvand Iran News (1/15/03).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

UNHCR Afghan Refugee Crisis (9/10/01)

In the Library: Articles

Kalafi Y. & Hagh-Shenas H. & Ostovar A . ”Mental health among Afghan refugees settled in Shiraz, Iran,” Psychological Report 90,1 (2/02):262-266.

Schmeidl S. “(Human) security dilemmas: long-term implications of the Afghan refugee crisis,” Third World Quarterly 23,1 (2/02):7-29.

Weinbaum, Marvin G. “The politics of Afghan resettlement & rehabilitation,” Asian Survey 29,3 (4/89):287-307.

Wood, William B. “Long time coming: the repatriation of Afghan refugees,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 79,3 (9/89):345-369.

Xiaofeng, Jiang. “Relief flocks into Iran as Afghan refugee crisis looms,” Xinhua News Agency (10/7/01).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Human Rights Watch. Closed Door Policy: Afghan Refugees in Pakistan & Iran Trial (Washington, 2002).

In the Library: Fiction

Rahimi, Atiq. Earth & Ashes (Trans. Erdag M. Goknar; NY : Harcourt, 2002)

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Baran," dir. Majid Majidi. Tender love story centered on relationship between Afghan refugees & Iranians in the construction trades.

"The Cyclist" [1989], dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Neo-realist drama about Afghan refugees in Iran.

"Kandahar" [1999], dir.Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Afghan refugees & a return to Afghanistan.

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