Relief and Rescue
The latest news and views about relief and rescue operations in Iran and other parts of the world
Top commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Ja’fari says the military unit will adopt further preemptive measures to cope with the floods engulfing the country to lessen the casualties and damages.
The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution has urged people to work in tandem with officials to ease the sufferings of those affected by floods across the country.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has sent condolences and offered help over the tragic flash floods in Iran which have so far claimed the lives of 26 people.
Search and rescue work is underway in several Iranian provinces as flash floods have struck much of the country in recent days.
An Iranian copter operated by the country’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has gone down in the southwest of the country during a rescue operation, leaving five people dead.
The Iranian Red Crescent Society says it has established a company in Switzerland to transfer pharmaceuticals to Iran more easily in the wake of the US sanctions.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on an official visit to the Swiss city of Geneva, held talks with Peter Mauer, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has called for all-out efforts to provide assistance to those affected by a powerful earthquake in western Kermanshah Province, which left over 700 people injured.
A survivor of a family of six, all of whose members were killed in the 2017 deadly earthquake in Western Iran, has finally got a house and seen her dream come true.
The people whose houses were devastated by a strong earthquake in Iran’s Kermanshah province last year have started painting the conex boxes they use for temporary accommodation in order to make them more pleasant for living.
The wildfires that had been mostly contained in the Iraqi part of Hoor-al-Azim Wetland have once again swept through the region and the smoke has affected the cities of Iran’s Khuzestan province.
A huge fire which occurred at 21-storey Paramis Tower in Tehran’s 22nd District Sunday afternoon left nobody dead but 87 people injured, Iran's Emergency Medical Services said.
A group of Iranian artists have created the country’s biggest peace painting to commemorate the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, May 8.
A passenger plane en route from Malaysia to Turkey has made an emergency landing at Tehran’s International Imam Khomeini Airport over a Malaysian passenger’s medical situation.
The president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) lauded Iran’s great contribution to humanitarian aid programs around the world and the high quality of its services, voicing his organization’s enthusiasm for close cooperation with Iran.
A group of Iranian scientists have invented a robot that can extinguish fires of up to 1000 Celsius degrees while it is engulfed in flames.
An Iranian official says the search for victims of the February plane crash in south-western Iran is continuing non-stop in areas near the peak of the Dena Mountain.
The death toll from the fire at the Winter Cherry shopping centre in Kemerovo, Sunday, has increased to 37, with reports of 69 people still missing, including 40 children.