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Iran: UN health agency seeks $3.5 million to help quake victims

With cold night temperatures, inadequate water and sanitation, and insufficient care for the injured posing serious risks for the survivors of Iran's devastating earthquake, the United Nations health agency has appealed for $3.5 million to buy supplies and rehabilitate health facilities to prevent further sickness and deaths.

UN official calls for generous aid to displaced Iranian quake survivors

The United Nations official responsible for internally displaced people today appealed to the global community to generously aid the survivors of last week’s devastating earthquake in Iran and to support long-term efforts to rebuild the country’s destroyed communities.

UN agencies say more cash donations needed for relief efforts in Iran

With United Nations relief agencies having already contributed $500,000 from their emergency funds to help the victims of last week’s massive earthquake in Bam, Iran, a senior UN official said today more donations are needed to help the ongoing humanitarian operation.

Medicines, blankets, shelter kits and other supplies rushed to Iran by UN agencies

United Nations agencies are rushing tons of relief supplies to Iran to help victims of Friday's earthquake near the city of Bam, where up to 30,000 people may have been killed, 20,000 injured and 70,000 left homeless, according to a preliminary assessment.

UNICEF rushes emergency aid to Iran earthquake zone

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today dispatched five metric tons of urgently needed medical and shelter supplies to the earthquake-ravaged Bam region of Iran.

UN sends funds and emergency teams to earthquake-ravaged Iran

With Iran’s Government reporting heavy casualties from an earthquake which rocked the southeastern part of the country, the United Nations today dispatched funds and experts to bolster relief efforts.

IAEA signs accord for enhanced UN nuclear inspections in Iran

Iran signed an agreement today with the United Nations nuclear watchdog for enhanced, unannounced and on-the-spot inspections of its atomic facilities.

Aid agencies facing too many hurdles to work in Iran, UN refugee agency says

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) trying to help refugees in Iran are meeting frequent administrative obstacles, despite official statements of welcome, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

UN nuclear watchdog deplores Iran’s breaches, warns of action on future violations

The United Nations nuclear watchdog agency today strongly deplored Iran’s past breaches of a safeguards agreement aimed at preventing the development of nuclear weapons and, while welcoming Tehran’s recent cooperation, warned that further serious failures would bring an immediate response.

UN nuclear watchdog accepts Iranian decision to sign on to inspections

The United Nations nuclear watchdog agency today accepted Iran's proposal to sign on to an additional protocol to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that allows for unannounced inspections of its facilities.