By Navid Felker
On the morning of Friday 8th November, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the north-western provinces of Iran. The latest reports indicate that there are eight dead and tens of thousands of injured people.
Among those affected are many children who have been suffering in the very cold conditions of this harsh winter.
During a crisis management session, Youssef Davoudi, a representative of the city of Sarab, told the country’s parliament that there are many children suffering from frostbite. He also said that many of the people are suffering from illness and that there is a desperate need for more doctors and health professionals. Davoudi said that “at least seven to eight teams of general practitioners are needed to look after them”.