Iran, Red Cross discuss aiding war-ravaged countries

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian

Iran’s deputy foreign minister has hailed the Red Cross for its efforts to battle the grim humanitarian situation in Yemen.

8ae9154d-4780-46b4-aa3f-2ca6b8ce4d3cTop officials from Iran and the International Committee of the Red Cross have held talks on how to optimize aiding crisis-hit countries in the region including Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a meeting with Robert Mardini, the regional director for the Middle East at the Red Cross, in Tehran on Wednesday.

Amir-Abdollahian hailed the Red Cross for its efforts to battle the grim humanitarian situation in Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country under Saudi aggression since March 26.

He voiced concerns over the situation there, calling for facilitating aid delivery to the impoverished nation.

Mardini, for his part, expressed concerns over the situation, further elaborating on measures by the Red Cross in Syria and Iraq.

The regional director said the organization is trying to do more to help the Yemenis who are in dire need of foodstuff, medicine, and fuel during the Saudi war that has claimed nearly 1,000 lives so far.

Mardini also thanked Iran for sending humanitarian aid to Iraq and Syria, gripped by ISIL Takfiri militancy.

   
   

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