OFID approves $500,000 aid to flood-hit areas in Iran

IRNA – Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the international organizations in Vienna Kazem Gharibabadi on Tuesday announced that OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) approved an aid of $500,000 to flood-stricken people in Iran.

According to OFID’s website, A US$500,000 grant to Iran will help fund ongoing disaster relief operations after severe flooding affected nearly all of the country’s 31 provinces.

An estimated two million people are in immediate need of assistance owing to the widespread devastation of houses (at least 54,000 have been destroyed and another 90,000 have been damaged) and other infrastructure.

OFID’s grant will be used primarily for the purchase and distribution of tents, blankets, kitchen sets, hygiene kits and food items for the most vulnerable households.