Iran

19 March 2014

20,000 volunteers on standby to help Nowruz travelers in Iran

As millions of Iranians are preparing for celebrating the Nowruz Festival (Persian New Year starting March 21st), the IRCS Youth Organization
Red Crescent Response to snowstorm in Iran
2 March 2014

Red Crescent responds to severe snowstorm in Iran

The record-breaking early-February snowstorm dumped severe snow in 26 provinces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, mainly in the Northern Province of Mazandaran and left local people with immense needs. During the last two weeks,  relief workers from the provincial branch of the Red Crescent of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRCS) in Mazandaran provided relief and rescue services to 11,900 people and...
UN humanitarian chief visits Iranian Red Crescent
18 September 2013

UN humanitarian chief visits Iranian Red Crescent

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos met with Dr Mohammad Farhadi, President of the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in Tehran on 14 September 2013.
Iran: distributing 30,000 food parcels to people in need during Ramadan
19 July 2013

Iran: distributing 30,000 food parcels to people in need during Ramadan

A long time before the holy month of Ramadan begins, Mrs Farahnaz Rafeh, spends time planning how to implement the Homaye Rahmat Plan.
Launch of the IFRC and Iranian Red Crescent partnership on urban disaster risk reduction and management
17 June 2013

Launch of the IFRC and Iranian Red Crescent partnership on urban disaster risk reduction and management

Today more than half of the world’s population lives in cities, with an additional two billion urban residents expected in the next 20 years.
IFRC President Konoé in talks with Iranian Vice-President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi in Tehran
23 April 2013

IFRC President Konoé in talks with Iranian Vice-President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi in Tehran

The President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today met Iran's Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi for an official meeting at the Presidential Office in the Iranian capital Tehran.
IFRC President reiterates support for Red Crescent Society during official visit to Tehran
21 April 2013

IFRC President reiterates support for Red Crescent Society during official visit to Tehran

The presidents of the IFRC and Iranian Red Crescent met to launch the 8th MENA conference.
Massive earthquake strikes in south east Iran
16 April 2013

Massive earthquake strikes in south east Iran

View Larger Map At 11.44 GMT a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck in southeast Iran, on the border with Pakistan. The USGS said the quake was at a depth of 82km. Reports from the city of Saravan, which is close to the epicentre, suggest damage has been minimal, though power and communications were disrupted for some time in Sistan and Baluchistan provinces. Assessment teams from the Red Crescent...
Rescue teams deployed to areas affected by 6.3 magnitude earthquake
9 April 2013

Rescue teams deployed to areas affected by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

Updated: 10 April, 2013: 10am. A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck south-west Iran, 96km (60 miles) from the port city of Bushehr on Tuesday, 9 April at 4.22pm local time. The exact death toll is not yet clear but regional authorities say at least 37 people have been killed and as many as 850 injured. 120 of these required hospital treatment. Some 10,000 people are thought to live in the...
Red Crescent on the ground following earthquakes in north-west Iran
12 August 2012

Red Crescent on the ground following earthquakes in north-west Iran

A series of earthquakes yesterday in north-west Iran has left hundreds dead and thousands without homes.
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