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IRCS Services to Arbaeen Pilgrims in a Glance


KARBALA, Oct. 31 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS)’s volunteers and staff worked around the clock to offer health and relief services to the Arbaeen pilgrims in Iraq. Arbaeen Pilgrimage is a Shia Muslim religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura.

IRCS will continue offering its medical and health services to the pilgrims in the Iraqi cities of Najaf (Alnaba Hotel, Umm-AL Ghora Hotel), Karbala (Malak Hotel, Almas Shargh Hotel), and Kadhimiya (Jinah al-Firdaws Hotel) until November 8, end of the Safar, the second month of the Islamic calendar.


For Arbaeen Campaign (October 13-November 2), IRCS enjoyed 12,000 physicians, nurses, rescuers, relief workers, and logistic forces to offer services to Arbaeen pilgrims.


By 29 October, 688,532 pilgrims received treatment services at Iranian Red Crescent clinics stationed Najaf/Karbala route as well as in Iraq. More than 456,000 were visited. Over 208,000 received nursing services, 5 people received surgery, and 17 pilgrims were hospitalized.


By 28 October, 50,000 pilgrims received relief services in Iranian Red Crescent bases in the border terminals of Mehran, Chazabe, Shalamcheh, as well as bases deployed in the route of Najaf to Karbala.