News ID: 125197
Publish Date : 02 March 2024 - 21:59

IRGC, Red Crescent Mobilize to Aid Flood-Hit Sistan and Baluchestan

TEHRAN -- In a swift response to catastrophic floods in Sistan and Baluchestan province, the Red Crescent and Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have deployed rescue teams and initiated relief operations.
This collaborative effort underscores the severity of the natural disaster that has struck the region, affecting lives and infrastructure.
Muhammad Ali Kavosi, the head of the Red Crescent Society of South Khorasan, confirmed the deployment of 10 operational teams to the flood-affected areas.
Each team, equipped with a rescue vehicle, is comprised of five members from the counties and headquarters of the Red Crescent Society in South Khorasan. The mission is to provide urgent aid to those impacted by the floods in Sistan and Baluchestan.
IRGC Ground Force commander Brigadier General Muhammad Pakpour visited the disaster zones and highlighted the significant damage to rural roads and communication routes, emphasizing the immediate launch of relief operations by the IRGC and the Basij forces to assist the affected communities.
An initial assessment of the damage reveals that the floods have extensively impacted the region’s infrastructure, particularly roads and communication networks.
Efforts are underway to reopen these critical routes swiftly. The presence of the governor in the region to assess the damages further indicates the government’s commitment to understanding the full extent of the impact on the people and ensuring adequate support is provided.
This collaborative approach between various organizations and the government aims to facilitate a comprehensive and effective response to the disaster.
The floods in Sistan and Baluchestan pose a significant challenge to the affected communities, necessitating a coordinated and sustained relief effort.
As rescue and relief operations continue, the focus will also shift towards rehabilitation and rebuilding efforts to restore normalcy in the region. The coming weeks will be crucial in determining the success of these efforts and the resilience of the affected communities in overcoming the aftermath of this natural disaster.
The head of the national crisis management organization of Iran said 16 counties and 1,947 villages in the province have been stricken by floods.