TEHRAN, April 6, (Agencies): The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has praised the initiative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in providing urgent assistance to victims of floods which recently hit a number of areas in Iran.
Kuwait is the first Arab country to provide assistance to those affected by the floods, IRCS Director General for International Operations and Programs, Mehrdad Eshraghi, told KUNA Saturday.
Around 11 million people were affected by floods that swept through 23 Iranian provinces, where the IRCS have provided shelter for about 220,000 people, Eshraghi said.
The most affected provinces are Lorestan and Khuzestan, he said, and about 266,000 people need an urgent help, especially as the weather is still bad amid continuous rain.
For his part, Deputy Chairman of Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) and head of the mission Anwar Al-Hasawi said in similar statement to KUNA during a meeting with IRCS team, that plans have been made to be implemented urgently to help the victims of the floods in the affected areas.