Barrister, winner of 2003 Nobel peace prize and head of the Institute for Children's Rights, Shirin Ebadi, said in Tehran on Tuesday that dealing with those serving people is an honor, IRNA reported.
A report released by the public relations department of Iran's Red Crescent Society (IRCS) said that in a meeting with IRCS head, Amad-Ali Nourbala, Ebadi noted that IRCS and the Institute for Children's Rights follow a common objective, helping the deprived and the needy.
Ebadi, the founder of the Mine-Sweeping Institute, referred to the three million hectares of mined farmlands across the borders in the course of the Iraqi-imposed war in Iran and said that despite the conclusion of war, the mines have not yet been swept from those regions.
Turning to the failure in sweeping the border areas from mines as a hidden and risky threat to children's lives, she said that this requires a national attempt.
The lawyer said that Iran's government needs the support of the international mine-sweeping assemblies, the UN and other organizations such as the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to this end.
She also underlined the participation and cooperation of the IRCS in providing physicians with specialized training, extending relief aid, short-term training on extending aid to those injured by mine and general training for those residing in the mined areas.
Referring to the need for joint cooperation of IRCS and the Institute for Children's Rights to assist and support the street children, she added that IRCS can take effective steps towards public training and promotion of children's individual health by setting up consulting centers.
For his part, Nourbala said that IRCS is one of the institutions concerned with the legal and official objectives in line with peaceful activities.
The official also declared IRCS readiness to aid the deprived and vulnerable people across the nation and overseas in cooperation with other non-governmental organizations and institutions to promote humanitarian services.
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