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IRCS offers Relief Services to over 14,000 Travellers in Norouz


TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has so far rendered relief services to as many as 14,162 people in traffic accidents across the country in the Norouz Relief and Rescue National Campaign. 

IRCS’ Relief and Rescue Organization released figures in a report on IRCS operations and activities during Norouz holidays in Iran. 

According to the report, IRCS volunteers have carried out 2,227 relief operations in traffic accidents in the Norouz Relief and Rescue National Campaign which began on March 15, and will run through April 6.

From March 15 to 25, 6 a.m. (local time), IRCS relief workers managed to save 1,426 people and transferred 1,025 injured to nearby medical centers. 11,179 people received outpatient services by Red Crescent volunteers during the period.

Furthermore, Red Crescent relief teams provided shelter for 2,946 people, among whom 2,371 people were New Year travellers that were sheltered in Red Crescent relief bases.

The relief workers were also able to release 345 injured people stuck in traffic accidents. In total, 192 recovering operations have been carried out by Red Crescent relief workers in the past eleven days.

530 permanent relief bases and 800 makeshift relief posts render relief services to the travelers in Red Crescent Norouz Relief and Rescue National Campaign. Also, over 800 posts are being run under the National Campaign for the Safety and Health of the Norouz Travellers in Iran during new year holidays. Persian New Year starts on March 20.