Country: Iraq

Earthquake in Iran and Iraq: Red Crescent teams providing rescue and first aid as picture of devastation continues to emerge

Beirut/Geneva, 13 November 2017 – Red Crescent volunteers in northern Iraq and Iran are providing urgent search and rescue and first aid to victims of the devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake that shook the region yesterday evening at 21:18 local time. According to Iran Red Crescent at least 328 people have been killed and 3950 injured. In Iraq, the Iraqi Red Crescent report that 9 people have been killed and more than 425 injured. “The Iranian Red Crescent Society has deployed response teams which include equipment for shelter, first aid, and search and rescue in the aftermath of the earthquake to the affected cities of Qasre-Shirin, Gilane-Garb, Kermanshah, Sare-PuleZahab, Salase-Babajani, Dalahoo, Islamabad- E- Gharb, and Javanrood.” said Ms. Mansoureh Bagheri, Iran Red Crescent Society’s Director for international Operations. “Immediately after the earthquake, we have deployed our teams to evacuate the injured and provide first aid to the affected communities. Our team are working around the clock in the affected areas”, said Mohamad Khosaii, Spokesperson of Iraq Red Crescent Society. Red Crescent spokespeople are available to speak about the impact of the earthquake and describe the growing response...

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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.