` Iran’s Red Crescent Society Dispatches Consignment of Humanitarian Assistance to Balkan States ‘

AceWorldNews – BALKAN STATES – (Tasnim) – June 01 – Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) dispatched a consignment of humanitarian assistance to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the two Balkan states stricken by the worst flooding they have seen in 120 years.

Deputy head of IRCS for the international and humanitarian affairs said on Saturday that the shipment of humanitarian aid included household items, foodstuff, and emergency shelters.

The Iranian Red Crescent was among the first organizations to dispatch relief aid to the Balkans after the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies called on the world nations to help the flood-hit people in east Europe, Shahabeddin Mohammadi Araqi explained.

More than 50 people were killed by flooding and landslides in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia after the heaviest rainfall in more than a century caused rivers to burst their banks, sweeping away roads, bridges and homes.

Serbia and Bosnia were worst hit and say the damage inflicted runs to hundreds of millions of euros each, a huge blow to their cash-strapped economies.

Tasnim – IRCS – Balkan and Serbia News – Iranian Red Cross

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