16.08.2012 - Article
Iran accepts Switzerland’s offer of assistance
On Thursday, Swiss Humanitarian Aid dispatched a four-man team of experts to the earthquake region in north-western Iran to carry out a fact-finding mission and, together with the Iranian authorities and the Iranian Red Crescent, to prepare for the distribution of emergency relief materials.
At the same times, measures were being undertaken to prepare for the air transport of winter-proof relief supplies for 1000 persons to the earthquake region as rapidly as possible.
The relief items primarily concern tents, tent insulation and heating apparatus, blankets, and field kitchens.
|A Swiss emergency rescue team on its way to Iran, Zurich airport, 16.8.2012. [© FDFA]|
|Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter (right) at the meeting in Köniz to plan the mission to Iran. [© FDFA]|