Iran and Iraq Earthquake: Red Crescent Teams Provide Lifesaving Aid

Red Crescent volunteers in Iran and northern Iraq are working around the clock in the aftermath of a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake that shook the border region Sunday evening.In Iran, at least 430 people were killed and more than 7,000 injured by the quake. Iranian Red Crescent teams performed search-and-rescue and first aid in the immediate aftermath—deploying more than 100 teams to support disaster response efforts including sniffer dogs, debris removal, emergency shelter, first aid, and search-and-rescue. The Iran Red Crescent also dispatched ambulances, rescue vehicles and helicopters to the affected area.
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