RNA – Contributions to the flood victims of Iran continue from Iranian and foreign seminarians living and studying in Qom.
In this regard, foreign seminarians studying at al-Mustafa International University in Qom have gathered a sum of forty million rials (approximately $300 US) to help the victims of the recent floods in Iran.
Despite the fact that many seminarians studying at al al-Mustafa International University are living in difficult conditions, the process of collecting donations to donate to Iranian flood victims from them continues.
Foreign students from al-Mustafa International University didn’t suffice with donating cash and a number of them were directly involved by travelling to the flood-hit areas in Lorestan province and assisting the people.
Currently, there are about 17,000 foreign students in Qom from over 120 different countries.
Unprecedented rainfall has caused major floods in the provinces of Golestan, Mazandaran, Gilan, Kordestan, Lorestan, Fars, North Khorasan, Kermanshah, Khuzestan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Sistan and Baluchestan.
Estimates by government agencies suggest that the floods have taken the lives of at least 67 people, injured nearly 800, and destroyed over 25,000 houses around the country.
Lorestan, which has been partnered with Qom for relief, is said to have suffered the second highest amount of casualties after Fars province.