Iran receives Japan aids to flood survivors

IRNA – The Japanese government’s humanitarian aid consignment was delivered through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Iranian Red Crescent Society.

The consignment consisted of 140 tents, 50 light tents, 1150 sleeping pads and 100 plastic sheets worth $144,000
Meanwhile, Japan Red Crescent gave $90,000 to International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Unprecedented heavy rains caused floods in various parts of Iran over past two weeks. Scores of people were killed and 478 others were injured while a large number of people were displaced across Iran.

The disaster coincided with the high season of Iranians’ trips as they were spending the national two-week holidays of Nowruz.

Several regional countries, such as Turkey, Russia and Kuwait as well as a few European states have sent in in-kind assistance to be received by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) in the flood-hit regions.