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Russian Red Cross appealed to Iranian Red Crescent for Help

TEHRAN (IRCS) – The Russian Red Cross needs the help of the Iranian Red ‎Crescent.

On Tuesday, during a virtual meeting, Chairman of the Russian Red Cross Society Pavel Savchuk talked with the President of the Iranian Red Crescent Society Pir Hossein Kolivand on humanitarian aid to Ukranian dispalaced people in Russia.

During the meeting, the IRCS president said: “In the early days of the conflict, the Iranian Red Crescent Society was ready to render relief services to the Ukrainian refugees on the Polish border and to send emergency medical teams to help the displaced people if necessary.”

In his part, Mr Savchuk siad: “675,000 Ukranian refugees, 130,000 of whom are children, have arrived in Russia, and so far we have been able to provide sheltering services only for 11,000 children and 19,000 adults so we ask for help from National Societies, particularly the Iranian Red Crescent Society,”

He added that the Russian Red Cross had received more than 7,000 calls from families involved in the war to search for missing persons.

The Russian Red Cross has distributed 180,000 tons of food items among the refugees, according to the chairman of the Russian Red Cross.