EU says to aid victims of Iran’s flood through IFRC

April 6, 2019

TEHRAN - Carlos Martin Ruiz de Gordejuela, spokesperson at the European Commission, has said that the European Union’s aid to flood-stricken people in Iran will reach them through the International Federation of Red Cross.

“We will give this money to the International Federation of Red Cross and they are not under the U.S. sanctions and can use the money,” he said, according to the Persian service of Euronews.

European Commission announced on Thursday that the EU provides €1.2 million in emergency support following floods.

Since March 19, large parts of Iran have been inundated with flash floods. So far, about 70 people have lost their lives and hundreds of thousands have been displaced. 24 provinces out of 31 have been affected by the flood and landslide.

NA/PA

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