Iran has sent over 70,000 kilograms of various supplies to Syria, a senior relief official announced.
“We sent several humanitarian aid consignments to Syria with a total weight of 75,000 kilograms,” Head of Iran’s Rescue and Relief Organization Morteza Salimi told reporters on Saturday.
He noted that the humanitarian aid consignments included tents, blankets, heaters and rice, and said, “We have also dispatched five tons of medicine to Aleppo.”
In early September, Iran sent humanitarian aids to the citizens of the Shiite towns of Nubl and al-Zahra in Aleppo province.
“Iran’s humanitarian aid is being distributed among the residents of Nubl and al-Zahra towns,” Head of Nubl City Council Ali Balvi said on Saturday.
Last June, Doctors Without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) asked for Iran’s help to supply people with medical support in government-controlled areas of Syria.
“Doctors without borders has an active presence in Syria and today their chief asked for our liaison with Syria’s Red Crescent to allow them in areas controlled by the Syrian government and provide services to them,” Iranian Red Crescent Society Managing Director Seyed Amir Mohsen Ziyaee told reporters after his meeting with MFS France President Mégo Terzian in Tehran.
Balvi did not give further details about Iran’s aid for residents of Nubl and al-Zahra.
He noted that IRCS is responsible for providing people with relief aid and the visit by the MSF’s President to Iran takes place to discuss helping the people of Yemen and Syria.
In mid-May, a senior relief official announced that Iran had sent over 46 tons of various food supplies to Syria last year.
“We sent several humanitarian aid consignments to Syria with a total weight of 46,100 kilograms last year,” Deputy Head of Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Sarem Rezayee told FNA.
Rezayee said that the humanitarian aids sent for the Syrian people included blankets, food supplies and tents.