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IRCS Offers Water Tanks, Medical Services to Drought-Affected People in Humanitarian Campaign
TEHRAN, 2 September 2019 (IRCS) – Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) is running Water Offering Campaign in drought-affected areas of four provinces for a second consecutive year, rendering livelihood services in addition to facilitating access to water to the local people.
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The campaign has been launched in the provinces of Sistan and Baluchestan, Kerman, South Khorasan and Hormozgan. The provincial Red Crescent branches are serving the drought-affected areas.
Last week, IRCS President Ali Asghar Peyvandi said: “Every year, 10 million people suffer from droughts in Iran, with an estimated 8.5 million people in the country’s southeastern provinces. Last year, Water Offering Campaign was implemented in Sistan and Baluchestan for the first time, sending 1,200 water tanks to 502 villages suffering from drought with the cooperation of the Water and Sewerage Department of the Province.”
Water Offering Campaign also commenced in South Rudbar, Jaz Murian and Zeh-e Kalut, Kerman Province, distributing 40 water tanks with a capacity of 1,000 to 5,000 liters in the villages. Furthermore, 4,500 hygiene sets, clothing, blankets, first aid kits and stationery were distributed among families.
40 Physicians and paramedics are also present in the areas, performing examination, treatment and outpatient surgeries. Those who need more treatment are transferred to Kerman and Tehran.
Tehran provincial Red Crescent branch has also been tasked with joining the campaign in the villages of Khash County, Sistan and Baluchestan. Volunteer physicians examined 300 patients every day and more than 1,000 people received free services.
The teams of Tehran provincial Red Crescent branch distributed 60 water tanks in Khash villages and overhauled schools in Nok Abad district, too.
Moreover, IRCS Youth Organistaion has deployed Sahar Groups (that offer psychological support to survivors of disasters), to drought affected areas, to render cultural and artistic services and distribute toy among kids.