Senior UN relief official in Iran for talks on humanitarian issues

20 February 2003

A senior United Nations relief official has wrapped up a three-day visit to Iran, during which he met with senior Government officials on the humanitarian dimensions of ongoing events in the region.

Ross Mountain, Assistant Emergency Relief Coordinator and Director of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva, also met with the UN Country Team and representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Iran during his visit.

Mr. Mountain is scheduled to return to Geneva tonight.


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