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IRSC unveils new rescue equipment ‎

TEHRAN, 10 May 2020 (IRCS) – Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) unveiled a ‎new piece of rescue equipment to be used in disasters.‎

During a ceremony held in the presence of Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri and a number of Iranian MPs in the Society’s Relief and Rescue Organization, IRCS President Dr Karim Hemmati said that simultaneously with the outbreak of the coronavirus, floods and inundations occurred in the country, but none of them caused Red Crescent to decline and the Society managed the incidents well.

He underlined the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, in 2020, and said: “The Iranian Red Crescent was the first Society to respond to the incident and set up a field hospital in less than 24 hours.”

Mr Hemmati refereed to the Iranian Red Crescent’s assistance to six countries, and said: “We have sent humanitarian aid to six countries around the world. We have even offered to send consignments to neighboring countries that were involved in the war. These contributions were based on cooperation between the national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.”

At this ceremony, Iranian First Vice President Mr Jahangiri said that the country is located in a high-risk region that makes our work difficult, but the Red Crescent has also been active and capable in providing assistance in international events.

Furthermore, three relief software systems were unveiled. A messaging application named Farakhan (literally, Call) to call aid workers in the fastest time with the least error when an emergency happens.

Also, Emergency Sheltering and Meals software accelerate the processes of registering the information on affected the households in disasters, distributing relief items as well as public and international contributions.

Another system named Emdadyar (literally, Reliefworker companion) to provide online access to personal and relief information of rescuers and aid workers.

11 relief posts and 2400 Khaney-e Helal (literally, Red Crescent Houses) were commissioned through video conference.

Furthermore, two repaired helicopters belonging to the Iranian Red Crescent were run.