Iranian Red Crescent Society

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  • Iranians donate $31m in cash and kind to the flood victims   2019-04-13 22:01

    Iranians donate $31m in cash and kind to the flood victims  

    TEHRAN — Iranians have so far donated some 1.3 trillion rials (nearly $31 million) in both cash and kind to the flood victims, Iranian Red Crescent Society Chief Ali Asghar Peyvandi said on Saturday.

  • Relief of the Red Crescent Society to flood areas 2019-04-10 11:13

    Photo: Babak Borzouyeh

    The Iranian Red Crescent Society's aid to flood victims

    Iranian Red Crescent Society has dispatched aids to the flood-stricken victims in provinces hit hard with the flooding. Floods have inflicted serious damage to the infrastructures, houses, livestock and crops across provinces in northern, northeastern, western and southwestern Iran, with Lorestan, Kordestan, Kermanshah and Ilam in west, Mazandaran in north, Golestan in northeast and Khuzestan in southwest, being among the worst-hit.

  • National, international aids mobilized for flood-hit Iranians  2019-04-10 09:11

    National, international aids mobilized for flood-hit Iranians 

    TEHRAN — While some flood-hit victims are still struggling with adverse effects of torrential rainfalls in the past three weeks, national and international aids have been sent to the affected regions since the very first days.

  • Iran says not receiving cash humanitarian aid due to U.S. sanctions 2019-04-07 20:07

    Iran says not receiving humanitarian cash aid due to U.S. sanctions

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) says it has not received any cash for humanitarian aid from other countries for the flood victims in Iran as there are no monetary channel to receive such aid. 

  • IRCS centers to offer aerial emergency services during Noruz 2019-03-13 21:42

    IRCS centers to offer aerial emergency services during Noruz

    TEHRAN —24 Iranian Red Crescent Society centers will be offering aerial emergency services during Noruz (New Year holidays, starting on March 21), IRCS chief Ali Asghar Peyvandi  has said.

  • IRCS’s next year budget rises by $48m 2019-03-03 22:01

    IRCS’s next year budget rises by $48m

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has received a budget rise of 2 trillion rials (nearly $48 million) within the framework of the budget bill approved for the next calendar year (starting on March 21), deputy head of the IRCS has said.

  • IRCS plans rescue and relief scheme for New Year holidays 2019-02-28 12:10

    IRCS plans rescue and relief scheme for New Year holidays

    TEHRAN — Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) rescue and relief will launch a scheme on March 16 aiming to increase safety on roads during the New Year holidays, head of Rescue and Relief Organization, Morteza Salimi, has said.

  • red crescent 2018-12-26 09:27

    IRCS opens mental empowerment center

    TEHRAN- Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has set up a new center for empowerment of brain and mental abilities, announced the society’s deputy director for health and medical treatment.

  • Earthquake risk high in 78% of cities in Iran, says IRCS   2018-12-16 21:08

    Earthquake risk high in 78% of cities in Iran, says IRCS  

    TEHRAN — There are 120 active faults in Iran and about 78 percent of cities nationwide are located in earthquake prone regions, director of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Rescue and Relief Organization, Morteza Salimi, said on Saturday. 

  • Iran’s Rescue and Relief Organization to join INSARAG 2018-12-15 21:56

    Iran’s Rescue and Relief Organization to join INSARAG

    TEHRAN — The Iranian Red Crescent Society’s Rescue and Relief Organization will join the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), the organization’s deputy director Shahin Fat’hi has said. 

  • Volunteer dentists offer services in underprivileged region  2018-11-26 12:23

    Volunteer dentists offer services in underprivileged region 

    TEHRAN — Some 36 volunteer dentists have offered free of charge dental care services in underprivileged villages of Rigan county, southeastern province of Kerman, IRNA reported on Saturday. 

  • Comprehensive rehab centers to be launched nationwide 2018-10-31 20:53

    Comprehensive rehab centers to be launched nationwide

    TEHRAN – Comprehensive rehabilitation centers will be inaugurated in all provinces of the country by the Iranian calendar month of Bahman (January 21-February 19), an official with the Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has said.

  • Water solicitation for drought-ridden Sistan-Baluchestan to ease water stress 2018-09-01 08:51

    Water solicitation for drought-ridden Sistan-Baluchestan to ease water stress

    TEHRAN — With Hamoun wetland drained of water and the rainless sky in southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan many are in dire need of drinking water.

  • IRCS domestically produces dialysis equipment, supplies 2018-08-11 17:45

    IRCS domestically produces dialysis equipment, supplies

    TEHRAN — Helal Iran Medical Devices Company affiliated to the Iranian Red Crescent Society has succeeded in producing homegrown equipment and supplies for dialysis patients, Farzad Salaraddini, Helal Iran Medical Devices Company CEO said on Friday.

  • IRCS saves 6,000 from death in accidents 2018-07-25 09:06

    IRCS saves more than 6,300 from death in accidents

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has rescued some 6,324 individuals from June 3 to July 21 within the framework of a 100-day national rescue and relief scheme, deputy director for IRCS has said.

  • Red Crescent employee killed in shooting incident 2018-07-21 21:30

    Red Crescent employee killed in shooting incident

    TEHRAN – A Red Crescent employee was killed on Friday night in a shooting incident targeting an ambulance in Kamyaran town, Kurdistan Province, the YJC reported on Saturday.

  • Iran to manufacture relocatable tent-like structures for emergency situations 2018-07-11 09:16

    Iran to manufacture relocatable tent-like structures for emergency situations

    TEHRAN —Helal Textile Company, affiliated to Iran’s Red Crescent Society, will manufacture large, relocatable tent-like structures, also known as Rubb Hall, for emergency situations, the company CEO Zaher Rostami has said.

  • Flood hits 7 provinces, claims 3 lives 2018-04-24 17:48

    Flood hits 7 provinces, claims 3 lives

    TEHRAN – Heavy rainfall on Monday caused flooding in 7 provinces and unfortunately, claimed 3 lives, said head of Rescue and Relief Organization, Morteza Salimi.

  • An old woman sitting in a tent in Kermanshah province 2018-04-07 19:51

    Some $12.6m donated for Kermanshah quake relief

    TEHRAN — Iranians have made a contribution of some 630 billion rials (nearly $12.6 million) to recovery efforts in the quake-hit province of Kermanshah, Iran’s Red Crescent Society secretary general Mahmoud Mohammadi-Nasab has said.

  • Road accident losses cost Iran 7 to 11 billion dollars   2018-03-14 08:14

    Road accident losses cost Iran 7 to 11 billion dollars

    TEHRAN — Traffic-related accidents impose hefty costs of 7 to 11 billion dollars on Iran annually, the Majlis Research Center has announced, Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • An old man is donating a blanket to the earthquake-stricken victims of Kermanshah.  2017-11-16 11:13

    Aid still rushing to quake-hit Kermanshah

    TEHRAN — Four days after the deadly magnitude 7.3 earthquake striking the western province of Kermanshah, medical, relief, and reconstruction aid is still rushing to the region.

  • Iran re-elected to IFRC governing board 2017-11-08 13:15

    Iran re-elected to IFRC governing board

    TEHRAN — The Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran was re-elected to the governing board of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

  • Iran's Red Crescent Society is transferring some150 tons of drugs to Iraq for Arba'een pilgrimage 2017-10-25 17:45

    Iran to provide Arba’een pilgrims with services

    TEHRAN — Iran preparing to provide Arba’een pilgrims with various relief and medical services during the Arba’een walk 2017, director of the Relief and Rescue Organization has said.

  • rohingya 2017-10-15 09:02

    Iran plans to provide Rohingya Muslims with warm food

    TEHRAN – Iran plans to supply warm food to Rohingya Muslims living in displacement camps in Bangladesh.

  • Iran sends humanitarian aid for Rohingya Muslims 2017-09-17 09:17

    Iran sends humanitarian aid for Rohingya Muslims

    TEHRAN – Morteza Salimi, director of the Relief and Rescue Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, said on Saturday that Iran’s first humanitarian aid consignment for Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims has been sent to Bangladesh, Mehr news agency reported.  

  • Myanmar blocks Iran’s aid shipment 2017-09-11 10:09

    Myanmar blocks Iran’s aid shipment

    TEHRAN – An official with the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) announced on Sunday that Myanmar’s government has blocked Iran’s aid shipment for Rohingya Muslims who have been targeted by the country’s security forces and armed Buddhist militants for months.

  • iran 2017-07-11 20:48

    Iran, Armenia plan to boost disaster management co-op

    TEHRAN – Iran and Armenia plan to boost cooperation in the field of disaster management as well as search and rescue operations.

  • Police, rescue forces prepared during Noruz holidays 2017-03-15 15:39

    Police, rescue forces prepared during Noruz holidays

    Traffic police as well as rescue and relief organizations are all prepared to offer services to the public during the Noruz holidays (March 15 to April 3). All relief and police forces would do their best to help citizens spend safe holidays. Some 30 helicopters will also offer aerial emergency services to the patients as well. Tasnim/ Erfan Kouchari

  • Red Crescent sniffing dog training camp 2017-02-18 17:22

    Red Crescent sniffing dog training camp

    TEHRAN - Red Crescent sniffing dogs are being trained in a camp located in northern Tehran foothills. The sniffing dogs play an important role in saving those individuals trapped under rubble or other dangerous situations following a disaster. Tehran Times/ Asghar Khamseh

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    Undermining social capital is ‘anti-people’: Jahangiri

    TEHRAN – First Vice-President Es'haq Jahangiri has warned against moves that could undermine social capital, describing them as “anti-people”, ISNA news agency reported.