Mar 13, 2024, 9:19 AM

Iran VP urges int’l bodies to help Gazans with food, medicine

Iran VP urges int’l bodies to help Gazans with food, medicine

TEHRAN, Mar. 13 (MNA) – Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Ensiyeh Khazali has urged international institutions to take appropriate measures to send food and medicine to the Gaza Strip.

Khazali issued the call in her speech at one of the round tables of the 68th meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on Tuesday.

I ask all of you and the international organizations and bodies active in the issue of women to take appropriate measures to reach these defenseless people with food and medicine, she said citing a UN report on the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza, especially women and children who are dying of starvation.

Khazali expressed her gratitude for participating in the ministerial round table aimed at discussing ways to reduce women's poverty and appreciated this opportunity to exchange experiences with other participants.

The Iranian vice-president touched on numerous problems faced by her country in the wake of Western sanctions.

Iran, as a country that, apart from the common problems of women, dealing with cruel economic sanctions that have no other purpose than to impoverish the country”, Khazali underlined but said she is proud to announce that Iran has turned this challenge into an opportunity to become stronger against unilateralism.

During the round table conference on "positive measures to strengthen institutions and increase funding to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls", the Iranian official highlighted some of the measures her country has taken in the fight against women’s impoverishment and their empowerment.


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