EU's 1.5m Cash Aid Insult to Flood-Hit Iranians

Iran Front Page - Wednesday 24th April, 2019
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Head of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation (IKRF), the main relief organization of Iran, says the countrys government should have rejected the European Unions offer to send 1.5 million in cash aid to Iranian flood-stricken people, as the amount was extremely small. Flood-stricken people in Pol-e Dokhtar city, Lorestan province

Parviz Fattah says Irans foreign ministry should have rejected the little sum of money, which they have not even paid yet.

Fattah noted that the EUs 1.5 million aid to Iran comes in a situation that they gave 40 million to the dancer Angelina Jolie.

Of course, I believe that the European Union has insulted the Iranian nation by offering one and a half million euros of aid, underlined Fattah.

He also lashed out at the United States for not allowing foreign countries to send their cash aid to the Iranian Red Crescent Society.

"The people of Iran donated about 9 million dollars to the IKRF to help the flood victims which is a very huge sum when it comes to public donations, he went on to say.

"After the flood, the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation assisted 30,000 households, and it should build 10,000 houses and reconstruct 20,000 more. The foundation should also provide them with home appliances as well," stressed Fattah.

The Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation is an Iranian charitable organization, founded in March 1979 to provide support for poor families with the aim of helping such families regain their financial stability.