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IRCS Honors 490 martyred aid workers

TEHRAN (IRCS) - The Iranian Red Crescent Society commemorated its 490 martyred aid workers in the Iran-Iraq war in the 80s.

During a ceremony which was held on May 12, the Society commemorated martyred aid workers and appreciated the families of the martyrs in Tehran and provinces.

The Red Crescent officials also appreciated the families of Dr Naser Hoseini and Dr Mousa Fakhrabadi who lost their lives while they were serving the patients with the Covid-19 in the Red Crescent medical centers.

Moreover, a number of war veterans were appreciated.

Two retired staff members of the Search for the Missing prisoners of war Office who served the families of prisoners of during the years of the Iran-iraq war were appreciated by Dr Pir Hossein Kolivand, IRCS President.

“Most of the martyrs in the eight years of the imposed war (Iran-Iraq war in the 80s) were in their adolescence and youth. They did not have any property, so they traded their lives to protect their homeland,” said the IRCS Secretary-General, Dr Yaghoub Soleimani during the ceremony. “Today, "Red Crescent volunteers and young members, in disasters and crises, even in the Nowruz holiday, leave their families to help people without being paid. These sacrifices are reminiscent of the efforts of the youth of this land during the years of sacred defence.”

At the ceremony of commemoration of the IRCS martyred aid workers, Dr Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, Head of the Martyr and Veterans Affairs Foundation, said: "Those who serve the people voluntarily in times of crisis their names and services must be registered as veterans."

The President of the Iranian Red Crescent Society pays tribute to the mother of the martyr Lali

A Red Crescent relief worker helps the mother of one of the martyrs to attend the ceremony