Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Relief and Rescue

President Rouhani Visits Flood-Hit Areas in Iran’s Southeast

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has travelled to the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan to have a first-hand assessment of damages and people's conditions.

Iran Flood Relief Work Underway in Affected Areas

Various relief and rescue forces – from the Red Crescent Society to the IRGC – are carrying out search and rescue operations to reach out to victims of flooding in southeastern Iran.

Heavy Flooding in South-Eastern Iran Leaves Casualties

Heavy floods in Sistan and Baluchestan, an already underdeveloped province in south-east of Iran, as well as two adjacent provinces have so far killed one, wounded several, and displaced thousands of others.

Iran President Orders Rapid Relief Aid for Quake-Hit People

President Hassan Rouhani has issued an order to mobilise all facilities to provide rapid and effective relief to earthquake-hit areas, and meet the immediate and urgent needs of earthquake-hit people in the country’s East Azarbaijan province.

Bulk of Flood-Hit Homes in Southwest Iran Rebuilt

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.

‘Iran Rescue Bit’ Raises Crypto-Aid for Flood-Hit People

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.

Selfless Woman Wins Iran’s Top Midwife Award

Golnar Lorestani Rad, an Iranian midwife who offered medical services to pregnant women in flood-hit areas, has been chosen as the top midwife of Iran.

At Least 3 Dead in Iran Tunnel Blaze, Collapse

A tunnel on a freeway linking the Iranian capital, Tehran, to the north of the country has collapsed after a blaze, killing at least three constructions workers and wounding a number of others.

‘EU’s €1.5m Cash Aid Insult to Flood-Hit Iranians’

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.

Iran to Sue US over Prevention of Aid Flow to Flood Victims

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.

Iran Develops Drill to Clean Up Mud after Recent Floods

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 Uses Video Games to Boost Flood-Hit Children’s Morale

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.

Iran President Pays Visit to Flood-Hit Areas

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has visited flood-hit areas in Lorestan and Khuzestan provinces in western and south-western Iran, vowing to compensate for the damages as soon as possible.

US Sanctions Impeding Int’l Cash Aid to Flood-Hit Iranians

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.

Movie Stars Gather in Tehran to Raise Fund for Flood Victims

A group of movie stars and filmmakers recently gathered in a movie theatre in central Tehran to raise funds for the victims of the recent floods across the country, joining other Iranians from all walks of life who have donated over $7.5 million to the Iranian Red Crescent Society so far.

Flood-Hit People of Iran Saved by IRGC Vehicles: Commander

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force has saved people stranded in Iran’s southwestern rural areas with military personnel carriers, a top commander said.

Saudi, UAE Offer Help to Victims of Iran Floods

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have offered to help flood victims in Iran days after welcoming US blacklisting of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), which plays the central role in relief efforts.

Video of Colonel Helping Iranians Hit by Extreme Weather Goes Viral

A short video clip has recently gone viral on social media in Iran, showing a modest Army colonel turning his body into a staircase to help people affected by extreme weather climb up a relief vehicle.

Villages Evacuated as Huge Dam on Iran’s Karkhe River Overflows

The governor of Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan said a major dam on the Karkhe river has overflown and local residents in a number of cities and villages, including Soosangerd, have been ordered to leave their homes.

Pakistan Ready to Send Humanitarian Aid to Iran: FM

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Islamabad is prepared to dispatch humanitarian aid to Iran in the wake of the recent floods.

Pakistani PM Offers Assistance to Iran after Deadly Floods

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has offered humanitarian assistance to the Islamic republic of Iran in the wake of deadly flooding that killed dozens of people.

US Blocking Humanitarian Aid to Flood-Hit Iranians: DM

Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has strongly slammed the US’ move to block the delivery of international humanitarian aid to flood-hit areas in Iran, describing it as another indication of the US officials’ evil approach and animosity towards the great nation of Iran.

International Aid Pouring in for Flood-Hit People of Iran

Following the devastating floods which struck parts of Iran and left 70 people dead, several countries and international humanitarian bodies have started dispatching their aid cargos to the crisis-hit areas of Iran.

Villages in Iran’s Khuzestan Ordered to Evacuate over Flood Risk

Officials in Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan ordered residents in 14 villages on the banks of two swollen rivers to evacuate.

Iran FM Rejects Pompeo’s ‘Demagogic’ Flood Remarks

Iran's foreign minister blasts his US counterpart over his "unprofessional" and "demagogic" comments about Tehran's response to the unprecedented flash floods that have hit two dozen Iranian provinces, reminding the US of its own failure in dealing with the aftermath of similar natural disasters over the past years.

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