Pakistan dispatches humanitarian assistance to flood-hit Iran

05:35 PM | 10 Apr, 2019
Pakistan dispatches humanitarian assistance to flood-hit Iran
ISLAMABAD/TEHRAN – Pakistan’s first humanitarian aid package arrived in southwestern Iran on Wednesday morning to help the flood-stricken people.

Earlier today, a Pakistani aircraft carrying a load of over 32 tons humanitarian assistance for the Iranian flood victims landed in the city of Ahwaz.

The relief goods were dispatched by the National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan (NDMA) on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Radio Pakistan reported.

Pakistan's Ambassador to Iran, Riffat Masood, handed over the relief goods to the Iranian officials.

The consignment comprising of two shipments contains 500 tents, 2500 blankets and emergency medical kits. More aid packages are reported to continue in the upcoming days.

Exceptional rainfalls since March 19 have flooded some 1,900 cities and villages across Iran, claiming over 70 lives and causing hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to Iranian water and agriculture infrastructures. Floods have affected several provinces in the north and west of the country including, Golestan, Mazandaran, Lorestan, and Khuzestan.