On the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, an aircraft carrying relief goods has been sent to Iran for flood victims. According to the National Disaster Management Authority, the relief items include five hundred tents, 3300 blankets and four hundred medical kits.
“Foreign Minister informed Mr Zarif that as a gesture of goodwill the prime minister had instructed two C-130 plane loads of relief goods to be sent immediately to Iran [Ahwaz and Khorumabad]. The relief assistance by Pakistan would aim at meeting some of the urgent needs of the flood-affected population in Iran,” the Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement.
Floods have left more than two hundred people injured or missing besides causing damages in Fars, Mazandaran, Kirmanshah and Golestan provinces. According to the head of the Relief and Rescue Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, Morteza Salimi, 337 rescue teams has provided emergency services to more than 29,000 flood-stricken people in the past 24 hours. Several roads have been closed due to unsafe conditions, land subsidence, and overflowing rivers.
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17 August, 2019