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Of the 16,500 homes that were in need of repair after the March and April flooding in Khuzestan, 13,000 have been completely repaired, director of a headquarters tasked with coordinating the reconstruction of flood-affected areas said on Saturday.
An independent campaign has been launched in Iran in order to attract international aid in cryptocurrency for flood victims in the face of US sanctions which have choked off foreign funds.
Head of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation (IKRF), the main relief organization of Iran, says the country’s government should have rejected the European Union’s offer to send €1.5 million in cash aid to Iranian flood-stricken people, as the amount was extremely small.
Iranian Vice President for Legal Affairs says the country is legally pursuing the United States’ move to block the flow of cash aid to flood victims in the Islamic Republic.
A group of Iranian researchers managed to develop a horizontal drill used to suck up mud, after they realized flood-hit provinces need the drill but the country cannot import it due to the US sanctions.
Iran Computer and Video Games Foundation has dispatched a video game van to a flood-hit area in the north to raise the morale of children in the makeshift camps.
The Iranian Red Crescent Society says due to the unilateral sanctions the US has imposed on the Islamic Republic, no international cash aid has ever reached and handed over to the people affected by the recent floods, which have so far killed at least 76.