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350 volunteer groups offering services in flood-affected areas of Iran


Source: Tehran Times

More than 350 volunteer groups of people are providing services to the provinces haunted by flood across the country, deputy director for social affairs organization affiliated to the Ministry of Interior has said. Many NGOs and volunteer organizations made great efforts to help flood victims in Mazandaran, Golestan and Lorestan provinces, IRNA quoted Kamal Akbari as saying on Wednesday.

Volunteers collecting donations for flood victims
(photo by IRIB News)

Currently, 35 volunteer groups in Golestan province, and 125 teams are offering help in flood-hit areas nationwide, he added.

Akbari went on to say that these public associations are active in four fields of health care, monitoring and identifying the needs, informing locals and producing content, while supporting the residents.

It is planned to hold meetings on the rehabilitation of flood victims in Khuzestan province in cooperation with NGOs, aiming to provide rehab in emphasizing on mental health issues, he further explained.

Volunteers preparing food for flood victims in Pol-e Dokhtar, Lorestan
(photo by Mehr News Agency)

The volunteer teams provided necessary facilities for those affected by flood through the first phase of the plan, while they will work on rehabilitation issues through the second phase, he added.

He further expressed appreciation toward the volunteer groups for their cooperation with the Red Crescent Society and the other responsible organizations, which accelerated relief operations.

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