At least 37 people have been killed and as many as 850 injured after a powerful earthquake struck southwest Iran on Tuesday. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Society have already deployed 75 rescue and assessment teams in the affected area. The immediate rescue operations have been completed and the focus is now on providing relief to the thousands of people who live in the affected area. Many of us take these humanitarian organizations for granted, forgetting that they are voluntary relief movements and not government agencies. They rely on our donations to be able to carry out the fantastic work that they do. I just made a donation and encourage you to do the same; it’s easy and only take a couple of minutes of your time. You may donate either to the National Society in your country, or to the IFRC directly. Click HERE to get involved.
Lovelies, I got back from Brussels last night. We were there for three days covering the EU foreign ministers meeting on Iran oil embargo. We had an exclusive interview with the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton which you can watch here. It is an unfortunate situation, we all know the affect these sanctions will have on ordinary people in Iran.
I spent this evening with my girlies Stina, Charlotte and Matilda. Is there anything better than catching up with your close friends over a nice cup of tea? Of course Stina’s super charming kitty Leon was also there. Tomorrow I’m leaving for Tenerife to spend somemuch needed quality time with my family.
Did any of you manage to guess where I’m going? Well I’m on my way to the beautiful Turkish capital of Istanbul. It’s a duty trip to cover the talks between Iran and the 5+1 group. Let’s see if any progress will be made and whether the two sides can reach any agreements on Iran’s nuclear work.
I hope besides hard work there will be some time to re-discover one of my favourite cities. My bestis Natalie is joining me from Moscow on the 22nd which gives us 24 hours to catch up and explore Istanbul.
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