In Iran, it has been reported that over a thousand cases have been infected with the coronavirus along with over sixty people who have died. The mortality rate from the coronavirus in Iran is higher than in China: 19% as compared to about 2% in China—it is due in part to the devastating impact that the US sanctions have had on Iran’s medical industry. Iran’s medical infrastructure is not suited to fight the epidemic. US sanctions have made it nearly impossible for the country to purchase medical equipment and medicines.
Our partners at the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC) have identified two organizations, Relief International and Moms Against Poverty, that have a license to conduct relief work in Iran. Relief International will be supplying face masks, sanitizer, test kits and treatment to affected individuals and Moms Against Poverty will be supplying masks, surgical gloves, disinfectant wipes, alcohol wipes, and hand sanitizers to medical clinics and hospitals that serve vulnerable communities, and food and other necessities to families affected.
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