President Rouhani Appreciates Red Crescent for Humanitarian Campaigns
TEHRAN, 15 October 2020 (IRCS) - President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr Hassan Rouhani has honored Iranian Red Crescent Society for its efforts to implement campaigns of “Water Offering” and “Khademan-e Hosseini”.
Mahmoud Vaezi, Head of Presidential Office, sending the appreciation letter of President Rouhani to Red Crescent, conveyed the gratitude of Mr Rouhani to all volunteers and members of the Iranian Red Crescent for implementing national campaigns of Water Offering and Khademan-e Hosseini.
This year, the national "Water Offering" campaign was implemented for the third time by the Red Crescent Society of Iran in underdeveloped areas of Sistan and Baluchestan, Kerman, Hormozgan, and South Khorasan provinces. The Red Crescent volunteer teams rendered health services to villagers. Furthermore, youth members of the Red Crescent provided livelihood items for deprived villagers from raising cash contributions of benefactors. Red Crescent also installed water tankers in the villages.
Moreover, with the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, Iranian Red Crescent screened travellers and passengers at the entry points of the provinces during Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) which begins on 20 March. For combating the virus, the Red Crescent also distributed protective masks, gloves and sanitation solutions in places where people mourned the martyrdom of the third Shia Imam through a campaign named Khademan-e Hosseini over the first ten days of Muharram month.