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08 Oct 2018 description

TEHRAN, Oct. 6 (IRCS) _ Red Crescent offered relief to over 6,000 flood victims during the past 4 days in 6 provinces of Gilan, Mazandaran, Golestan, North Khorasan, Isfahan, and Yazd.

“6990 people were offered relief by the Red Crescent, 143 people transferred to safe places, and 327 were given emergency shelters in either Red Crescent bases or mosques.” said Morteza Salimi, head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society’s Relief and Rescue Organization.

Red Crescent relief workers also transferred 12 injured to medical centers, 9 received outpatient treatment services.

08 Oct 2018 description

TEHRAN, Oct. 6 (IRCS) _ Red Crescent volunteers have been providing relief services to the people affected by flood triggered by heavy rains and thunderstorm from Friday, October 5, in several Iranian provinces.

27 Sep 2018 description

TEHRAN, Sept. 25 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society’s (IRCS) volunteers and relief workers across the country offered relief services to over 30,000 injured in various disasters during the summer of 2018.

National Summer Relief and Rescue Campaign of the Iranian Red Crescent Society lasted 100 days, beginning on 14 June through September 22.

23 Sep 2018 description

TEHRAN, Sept. 20 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red crescent is rendering relief services to people in multiple provinces impacted by flood, rainstorm and inundation, providing shelter, tent, canned food and blanket to over 900 who have been involved in 12 provinces.

According to Relief and Rescue Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), the provinces of East Azarbaijan, West Azarbaijan, Ardebil, North Khorasan, Zanjan, Semnan, Golestan, Mazandaran, Hamedan, Isfahan, Khuzestan, Sistan and Baluchestan were impacted by flood and rainstorm.

13 Sep 2018 description

KABUL, Sept. 11 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) is ready to expand its humanitarian activities such as health and education in neighboring Afghanistan.

During a visit to Kabul, IRCS President Prof. Ali Asghar Peyvandi met and talked with Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, on enhancing cooperation on Tuesday, September 11.

Iranian Red Crescent has two medical centers in the southwestern city of Zaranj, Nimruz, and the southern city of Qandhar, Qandhar, in Afghanistan.

13 Sep 2018 description

KABUL, Sept. 12 (IRCS) _ Senior officials of the Red Crescent Societies of Iran and Afghanistan discussed developing cooperation in education and disaster management areas.

13 Sep 2018 description

KABUL, Sept. 12 (IRCS) _ Afghanistan’s Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled called for Iranian Red Crescent to assist to set up a rehabilitation center, which is inactive now.

IRCS President Prof. Ali Asghar Peyvandi met Faizullah Zaki, Afghan Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled, on Wednesday, talking about Afghanistan’s staff education.

08 Sep 2018 description

ZAHEDAN, Sept. 7 (IRCS)_ An earthquake that shook Iranshahr County, Iran's southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, on Friday morning killed one and injured two people. Relief services were provided by Red Crescent to the affected areas.

A magnitude 5.6 quake shook Rigan County of Iran's southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan at 10:53 a.m. local time on September 7. The quake happened at the 10-kilometer depth of the ground surface. It cracked the walls of several rural houses. The quake was felt in the neighboring province of Kerman.

06 Sep 2018 description

TEHRAN, Sept. 5 (IRCS) _ The crisis of displaced people in Myanmar's Rakhine State began in August 2017, which led to the mass influx of people to Bangladesh.

Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) immediately responded to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)’s appeal to support the influx of Rohingya displaced people.

05 Sep 2018 description

Following the earthquake of August 26th in Kermanshah, the IRCS started relief operation with dispatching 21 assessment teams (consist of 63 operational forces) to the affected area and assessed 42 villages (22 villages in Solas-e Babajani, 8 villages in Javanrood, 12 villages in Sar Pol-e Zahab).

28 Aug 2018 description

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake on the Richter scale hit, Tazehabad a city and the capital of Salas-e Babajani County, Kermanshah Province, Iran, on Sunday August 26, 2018 at 02:43 local time, killing 2 people and injuring 267. The epicenter of the earthquake was at 34.63o degrees north and 46.22o degrees east at the depth of 8 km. It was felt in districts of Kermanshah and Kurdistan Provinces and led people to flee out their houses.

26 Aug 2018 description

ZAHEDAN, Aug. 25 (IRCS) _ Red Crescent teams have provided filtered masks and food items to the people who have been affected by a dust storm in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan.

Sistan and Baluchistan is suffering the harshest climatic conditions these days. However, it is nearly 20 years that the province is being hurt by drought.

The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) is providing support for those living in the province, considered to be the second largest Iranian province.

26 Aug 2018 description

KERMANSHAH, Aug. 26 (IRCS) _ Red Crescent has dispatched operational teams to earthquake-affected regions of Kermanshah province, which has so far killed two.

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Tazeh-abad district, Thalath-i-Babajani county, western province of Kermanshah at 2:43 a.m. local time on August 26. The quake happened at the 8-kilometer depth of the ground surface.

The quake killed two: a 70-year-old man in Thalath-i-Babajani county, and a pregnant woman in Eslamabad-e Gharb, both by heart attack. The quake has injured 267 people so far.

16 Aug 2018 description

ZAHEDAN (IRGC), Aug. 15 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has launched a humanitarian campaign under the title of “Water Offering” to offer services to the deprived people of the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan. Over 50,000 in-kind contributions have been provided to the needy by benefactors.

This campaign is mounted in three sections, including, “health”, “providing clean water”, and “livelihoods services”. For this purpose, Iranian Red Crescent dispatched 19 health caravans from different provinces to Sistan and Baluchestan.

06 Aug 2018 description

ZAHEDAN, Aug 5, (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) dispatched 19 health caravans to cities of the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan which are affected by drought and serious shortage of water.

The caravans consist of volunteer specialized doctors of orthopedics, cardiology, neurology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, dentistry, and surgery who render free health and treatment services to deprived people for one week.

01 Aug 2018 description

TEHRAN, July 30 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) provided training courses on mine risk and unexploded ordnance remnant of war for 73,000 people during the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (began on March 21).

Minimizing mortality loses due to explosion of mines and unexploded ordnance remnants since Iran-Iraq war in border regions of western and southern provinces of Ilam, Kermanshah, western Azerbaihjan, Kurdistan, and Khuzestan is the main objective of the courses.

23 Jul 2018 description

Kermanshah, July 22 (IRCS) _A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck today Tazeh Abad district, Salas-e Babajani County, in the western province of Kermanshah. Red Crescent teams rendered relief services to the victims.

The quake hit the region at 14: 45 p.m. local time on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at the 8-kilometer depth of ground surface.

Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has deployed 20 assessment and rapid response teams to the affected regions.

19 Jul 2018 description

BOJNOURD, July 18 (IRCS) _ Red Crescent has provided emergency shelter for 30 rural earthquake-affected households in Sankhast City, the northeastern Province of North Khorasan.

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck Sankhast city in Jajarm County on Tuesday, July 18, at 8:28 a.m. local time. The quake happened at the 9-meter depth of ground surface.

The quake left no deaths or injuries, but caused cracks in several buildings in villages.

28 May 2018 description

TEHRAN, May. 24 (IRCS) A flood caused by heavy rains in the Northern county of Shemiranat, Tehran Province, killed one person. The Red Crescent’s operational teams responded to the affected people, saving 89 people.

On Wednesday afternoon, May 23, heavy rains along Jajroud river in Roudbar Qasran, Shemiranat county, Tehran province, led to the overflow of rivers, flooding, blockage of the arteries and damage to houses and vehicles. Shemiranat neighbors Tehran, Iranian capitah, in the north and northeast.

14 May 2018 description

TEHRAN, May. 14 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) relief teams reached out to more than 8,000 people affected by flood in several regions of the country.

Since May 8 through 12, a total of 17 provinces including East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan, Ardebil, Isfahan, Alborz, Ilam, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Khorasan-e Razavi, North Khorasan, Khuzestan, Semnan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Fars, Kermanshah, Kohgiluyeh and Boyerahmad, Lorestan and Hamedan were involved in torrential rains causing flood and inundation of several residential buildings and passages.