Sunday, August 12, 2012

Earthquake in Northwest

Saturday became is a very sad day for Iranians, when two consecutive earthquakes shook Varzaghan and Ahar in Azarbaijan in northwest of Iran. Many Iranians and Iranian-Americans are seeking ways to send aid and donations to Iran, however internationally imposed sanctions make this impossible. Many, including myself, are contacting Red Cross to see if they would help. More than 300 are reported dead with a further 1500 injured. The government's reaction and the official news coverage of the incident leave much to be desired.