IRCS humanitarian aid to Senegal

News and Press Release
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The Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran has donated a relief consignment with a total value of 29,000 USD to help victims in northern regions of Senegal affected by flood in January 2002. The 20-ton consignment including relief tents, blankets, tea, edible oil, pulses, wheat flour, and canned beans was despatched to Dakar, capital of Senegal, on 18 April 2002.

" Despite various natural disasters occurring in Iran, the IRCS feels a sense of responsibility, as a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, for assisting the affected people the world over," said Bakhtiyar Asadzadeh, from the Iranian Embassy in Dakar.

Babakar Toware, Technical Advisor of the Senegalese Prime Minister in charge of a Committee for International Relief Donations, appreciating the IRCS humanitarian aid emphasised on the importance of this action. He also expressed his condolences on behalf of the Senegalese authorities and people to the Iranian government and people concerning earthquake which rocked Qazvin, Hamedan, and Zanjan on June 22,2002.