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UNICEF: Initial supplies on way to Iran

Tehran, The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in a message announced that initial aids to Iranian floodstricken people are on the way.

'Initial supplies from @UNICEF_IRAN are already on their way to #Iran to help the Ministry of Health ensure immunization and young child nutrition services are quickly reestablished in several floodaffected provinces,' UNICEF office in Tehran wrote in its Twitter account.

It added 'UNICEF and other UN agencies ???? are assessing other areas of need including health, education, water, sanitation, hygiene, and protection.'

Unprecedented heavy rains caused floods in various parts of Iran over the past two weeks. Scores of people were killed and 478 others were injured and a large number were displaced across Iran.

The disaster coincided with the high season of Iranian trips as they were spending the national twoweek holidays of Nowruz.

Earlier, UN Resident Coordinator in Iran Ugochi Daniels promised continuation of giving aids to Iranian government on recent floods in Iranian provinces.

She added 'The UN's role is to support the Government of #Iran and that is what we have been doing from the start of this unfortunate #disaster. Some relief items have been supplied and we will continue to do so. Stay tuned for more information.'

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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