Prof. Ali Asghar Peyvandi, President of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, met Mr. Mark Lowocock, the Under Secretary General and Emergency Relief Coordinator of the United Nations, on Wednesday, 21 November 2017 in his office in IRCS headquarters in Tehran.
In his meeting, he referred to the various & numerous capacities of the Iranian Red Crescent Society in disaster management, particularly humanitarian activities inside and outside country and mentioned that IRCS activities are highlighted in the fields of relief & rescue, disaster response, health, treatment and rehabilitation, training, youth, volunteers and production of medicine and medical supplies.
He also stated that the IRCS has rendered its neutral humanitarian contributions in favor of the vulnerable people in other countries such as Pakistan flood, Somalia drought and contributed to the Iraq & Yemen Crisis.
Prof. Peyvandi referred to the close cooperation between the IRCS and IFRC in the projects of Urban Risk Reduction, increasing community resilience and training as well as emphasized on IRCS endeavor in the prevention of the disasters.
He expressed that IRCS welcome international cooperation on strengthening the infrastructures of earthquake affected people in Kermanshah and to resume their normal life. He emphasized on bilateral cooperation to increase community resilience.
Also, Mr. Mark Lowocock, expressed his condolences to Iranian nationals and mentioned its readiness to cooperate with IRCS to contribute to the earthquake affected people in Kermanshah.
He expressed that we are always witnessing the IRCS good cooperation in local & international disasters and restated that UN office is ready to enhance its cooperation with IRCS particularly during the disasters and mentioned that it is appropriate time to develop our cooperation and assist the IRCS.
Mr. Lowocock requested the IRCS cooperation with the UN 13 - persons team who are currently Kermanshah to visit the earthquake affected areas.