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IRCS President Meets Maraji

Qom, 11 June 2019 (IRCS) – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) President, Ali Asghar Peyvandi, met with a number of Maraji and Ulama in Qom on June 11, offering a report on the Red Crescent relief operations in response to floods in March and April.

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IRCS President Meets Maraji

IRCS President met with Ayatollah Safi Golpaygani, Ayatollah Sobhani, Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani, Ayatollah Alavi Boroujerdi as well as Ayatollah Saeedi, Representative of Wali-Faqih in Qom province and Custodian of Hazrat Masoumeh Holy Shrine, Hojatoleslam Shahrestani, representative of Ayatollah Sistani in Iran and Hojatoleslam Rahimian, Custodian of Jamkaran Mosque.

Outlining Red Crescent activities in the fields of relief and rescue, emergency settlement, health and treatment, psychosocial services and public contributions in the recent floods, which impacted almost all 31 Iranian provinces, IRCS president said: “The Iranian Red Crescent provided relief services to 680,000 affected people through 28,000 operational relief forces and transferred to the safe areas those who were affected by the flood.”

Prof, Peyvandi also said that Red Crescent’s relief helicopters carried out 1,000 hours of flight in flood-affected provinces to transport relief items, injured people and relief workers.

According to the Red Crescent president, IRCS has distributed 60,000 tents, 200,000 blankets as well as food parcels to the flood-hit families, protecting more than 320,000 people from injuries through providing emergency sheltering and essential items.

During the visits, the Maraji and Ulama appreciated Red Crescent services to the flood-affected families, adding that relief organizations remained beside the people until the end of the problems of the flood-affected people.

Furthermore, IRCS president met and talked with the governor of Qom Province, discussing the increase of the number of Qom provincial Red Crescent’s relief bases. Peyvandi also appreciated contributions by Qom people to the flood-affected families.