Iran Dispatches 2nd Consignment of Humanitarian Aid to Syrians in 2014
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Red Crescent Society announced on Saturday that it has dispatched the second consignment of humanitarian supplies this year to the displaced Syrians who have taken refuge in Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon.
The consignment will be delivered to the Red Crescent societies of Jordan and Iraq, as well as Lebanon's Red Cross society, to be handed out to the Syrian refugess in those three countries, Mohammad Shahabeddin Mohammadi Araqi, an official with the Iranian Red Crescent Society said on Saturday.
He also added that the consignment of the humanitarian aid consists of tents, blankets and dialysis machines, among other goods.
Araqi then noted that such humanitarian assistance is being provided following a request from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) for emergency aid for the Syrian refugees.
Earlier in October, 2013, Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Lebanon, Fabrizio Carbone, praised Iran for the humanitarian aid it has delivered to the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
In a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi, the ICRC official appreciated the Islamic Republic for its humanitarian aid to the Syrian refugees, who have been forced to flee their country as a result of prolonged crisis.
Carbone also expressed concern about the dire condition of Syrian refugees, and emphasized the need for an immediate end to the lingering crisis in the Arab country.