Qatar sends humanitarian aid to flood victims in Iran

Tasnim – The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has sent consignments of humanitarian assistance to flood-stricken people in Iran, local reports said.

The emergency assistance was provided for 15,000 flood-hit people in Iran through the Qatar Red Crescent Society in collaboration with the Iranian Red Crescent Society and the International Committee of the Red Cross, the QFFD said in a statement, according to the Qatar News Agency.

In collaboration with its partners, the QFFD will focus on supporting efforts to provide shelter and basic non-food items for the most affected families displaced by the floods as well as providing monthly assistance to them to meet their basic needs, the statement read.

Amid unprecedented torrential rains in northern, western and southwestern Iran that killed at least 77 people, the military forces mobilized efforts to help people trapped in the flood-affected areas and evacuate residents in the regions with an emergency situation.

Record spring rainfall that has battered Iran in the past weeks caused serious flooding in many areas, mainly the provinces of Golestan, Lorestan, Khuzestan, Fars and Ilam, forcing thousands to leave their homes.

While residents in some western areas are still in need of relief aid, the Army Ground Force, the IRGC, and Basij have deployed forces, heavy military machinery, aircraft and boats to the disaster zones.