Relief and Rescue
The latest news and views about relief and rescue operations in Iran and other parts of the world
An Iranian emergency official says the Turkish private jet which crashed into Iran’s Shahr-e Kord on Sunday had caught fire before the deadly incident.
An Iranian rescue helicopter is going to bring down bodies of people on board a Turkish private jet that crashed in southwestern Iran on Sunday night, while crash investigation teams from Turkey and families of the victims have arrived in Iran.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has voiced deep regret over the fatal crash of a Turkish private jet in southwestern Iran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer have sat for talks in Tehran.
Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a top aide to Iranian Foreign Minister in special political affairs, has held talks with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer.
The remnants of several victims of the recent plane crash have been recovered in mountains adjacent to the crash site near the peak of Dena Mountain, south of Isfahan.
Iran’s IRGC has announced the end of its relief operations in earthquake-stricken areas in west of the country.
The Iranian army has prepared 20,000 packages of dried nuts and fruits to distribute among quake-hit people in the western province of Kermanshah on the occasion of a Persian festival celebrated on the longest night of the year.
A deputy director of Iran’s Red Crescent Society has been fired due to his negligence in providing relief assistance to the earthquake-hit people in western Kermanshah province.
The Iranian armed forces have been engaged in relief and rescue operations in the quake-hit areas in Western Iran since a few hours after the deadly incident, and have seen shocking and heartbreaking scenes since two weeks ago.
Gary Lewis, the UN Resident Coordinator in Iran, has hailed the "quite impressive" effectiveness and organization of the Iranian Army and Red Crescent during the relief and rescue operations following the recent deadly earthquake.
The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has described the recent deadly earthquake in the country’s western areas as a test for Iranian authorities to perform their duties.
Paul Bouvier, a senior Medical Advisor to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), described the academic and administrative capabilities of the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran as unrivalled.
The Iranian Red Crescent Society is one the world's most competent, a senior official with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says.
In a meeting with the visiting Chairman of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Deputy FM Sarmadi deplored as “unacceptable” the politicization of aid supplies to Yemen.
Iran’s ship, carrying 2,500 tons of basic supplies for the war-hit Yemenis as well as international journalists, doctors, and anti-war activists, has arrived in Djibouti.