The Iraqi Red Crescent’s stuff gets ready to provide a humanitarian and medical services to the visitors heading to Karbala to commemorate the visit of fortieth day (Arbaeen) of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).

The Iraqi Red Crescent society (IRCS) has announced the completion of installing camps with first aid and medical detachments in the governorates of  Karbala, Najaf , Basra, Diwaniyah , Dhi Qar along the roads which leads to the holy city of Karbala to receive the visitors traveling (on foot) to commemorate the fortieth day (Arbaeen) of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).
As the IRCS prepared a strategic plans, in order to revive this annual visit, and to create all human, material and logistical supplies to prepare for the reception of visitors and provide first aid and medical services, adding to provide water, juices, shelter as well as receive the visitors warmly, and to transport sick and emergency cases to the nearest health center. Meanwhile IRCS’s cadres, in Karbala, finished the installation of camps to house visitors that arrived (on foot) all over Iraq on their way to visit the Imam Hussein (peace be upon him), the cadres has installed (15) first aid detachments and (3) camps to house visitors at the entrances to the city.
Every camp Includes (25) tents and medical detachments, and large pavilions that is on the roads which links between (Karbala – Baghdad, Najaf and Babil). And there are other first aid detachments in the areas of (Tuearej, Ean-Tamur, Zaraget vellage), adding to (8) tents and detachments inside city center, adding to a number of Mobile teams on foot (within all the locations) who are provided with a medical equipments, hand barrow (about 100 one) and they are distributed to the mentioned detachments with participation of more than 100 employee and 350 volunteer who distributed also in that detachments so as to provide the visitors with first aid and medical services.

In Najaf governorate, IRCS’s cadres has been completed their preparations for the reception of visitors regarding this occasion, as the IRCS-Najaf branch formed (7) first aid units distributed on the way to Karbala through the holy city of Najaf which will continuous for eight days, that allocated in the area of Mashkhab that is away from the holy city of Najaf (45 km) and consists of (15) large tent to house visitors, there is (130) working staff of volunteers as well as employees

The second detachment located near al-Manathira silo on the way to the holy city of Najaf, it is away from the reception camp (15 km) and consists of (10) tents in which there is (130) volunteers and employees working there.

 The third detachment located near the Technical Institute and it is away from the Manathira detachment almost (20 km) within the administrative boundaries of Najaf, that consists of (10) tents in which there are (130) volunteers ,as well as employees of the office working there.

The fourth one is located on the way to Karbala, opposed to cars shows and is away (3 km ) from the city center, and (6 km) from the detachment near the technical institute that is consists of (15) tent, while the number of workers in this detachment is (130) volunteers and employees of the branch.

The fifth detachment is located about (10 km) from city center and consists of (10) tents, as the number of employees in this detachment is about (130) volunteers as well as employees from the branch there.

 The sixth one is located in Kufa, (21 km) away from the city center and it has (10) tents in which there is (130) volunteers and employees of the office working there.

The seventh detachment is about (22 km) away from Najaf and has (10) tents in which (130) staff, volunteers as well as employees of the office are working there.

 The eighth one is located about (10 km) from the seventh detachment, that has (10) Tents and (130) volunteers and employees are working there.

 The ninth detachment is located in Al-haidariya township which consists of (15) tent in addition to a large pavilions to house the visitors, as there is (130) working staff, as well as the employees of the branch.

All the above mentioned detachments continues to work for eight days, during which all provide a first aid, medicine services, and other medical supplies for the visitors as well as distributing the health water

In Wasit branch the cadre has set up camps for visitors breaks near the intersection of Cote – d’Badra and the camp includes approximately (500) tents in addition to the provision of water for drinking and also will be published (13) medical detachment of (20) tents for patients and for the first ambulance to provide medical support for visitors


About Iraqi Red Crescent Society

An independent national humanitarian society that works to reduce the suffering and pain of people without discrimination during the peace and war , natural disasters and non-natural disasters , it is also considered one of the most activist societies in the international movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent. The work of the society depends on the principle of voluntary work which considered the base in IRCS work , that the voluntary service is embodied the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent international movement which considered volunteers the basic block in the society work , that the voluntary relief doesn’t work for any interest or seek for any profit .

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