A large convoy of trucks carrying more than 200 truckloads of humanitarian aid arrived in Maysan province on Friday afternoon through the Relief and Support Division of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine under the directives of its Senior Official his eminence Sayed Ahmad al-Safi.
Sheikh Abbas al-'Ukashi, head of the division of Relief and Support at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, indicated in a statement: "This campaign came in response to the appeals of the citizens, and so it reflects the keenness of the supreme religious authority and the General Secretariat of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the floods by providing urgent assistance,".
For his part, Sayed. Hassan Saadoun, the representative of the al-Abbas's (p) Fighting Squad in Maysan, said that "the logistics support operations of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine is conducted in eleven provinces under the direct supervision of the General Supervisor of the al-Abbas's (p) Fighting Squad; Sheikh Maitham Al-Zaidi. Thus, a convoy loaded with various humanitarian items for those affected by floods in the province of Maysan."
He pointed out that "the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine and its relief and support units move in two tracks, the first is humanitarian to meet the humanitarian needs of food, clothing and other supplies urgently to citizens affected by floods. And the second is engineer support, working day and night to direct the path of floods away from residential areas to protect them from the danger of flooding."
For his part, the Director of Operations and Emergency Medicine Division of Health Department in Maysan, Dr. Ghazwan Majid Kadhem thanked the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine for its humanitarian support to the province of Maysan, describing this support as "very large and will contribute to support the efforts of service departments in the province to face the damage caused by torrents ".
Dr. Kadhem revealed that some 2,000 Maysani families were affected by floods that flooded many areas of the province. But he pointed out that the service departments in the province gradually control the situation.