YEREVAN. – Armenia’s Emergency Situations Ministry staff members, who returned from Iran on Tuesday, reported to Minister Armen Yeritsyan the details of their humanitarian mission in that country.
As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, the Government of Armenia had adopted a decision to provide humanitarian assistance to victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Iran on August 11.
Relief equipment worth close to AMD 57 million (approx. $139,155) has been allocated for this purpose. Armenia’s humanitarian assistance to Iran comprised 26,000 boxes of canned food, about 40,000 liters of drinking water, 81 tents—which can house around 700 people—1,000 blankets, 6,000 sheets, 300 mattresses, 460 sleeping bags, and 100 portable beds.
Five trucks loaded with Armenia’s earthquake relief to Iran had headed from Yerevan to that country on June 17 at around 7:30pm.
The humanitarian assistance was delivered to Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province Crisis Headquarters.
To note, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Iran on August 11, killing 300 people and injuring close to 2,500. The tremor was felt in Armenia and Azerbaijan, too.