April 18, 2019

NIAC Update on Flash Flooding in Iran

According to the latest report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), over 2 million people in Iran require humanitarian aid. Roughly 10 million Iranians in over 2,000 cities and villages in 31 provinces were impacted by the floods and heavy rains. IFRC further stated that based on the latest information, 78 people were killed, 1136 injured, and over half a million displaced as a result of the floods.

NIAC continues to support relief efforts for those impacted by the terrible flooding. We are urging the Treasury Department, State Department, and members of Congress to press for humanitarian exemptions so that U.S. sanctions and the U.S. trade embargo on Iran does not impede relief efforts. We also are supporting key organizations— which have proof of OFAC licensing— to encourage donations to relief efforts, including Moms Against Poverty, Children of Persia, and Child Foundation. Currently, these fundraisers are the best way for members of the Iranian diaspora to make a contribution to help those who need humanitarian aid in Iran.

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