Empowering Prisoner Families

Empowering Prisoner Families

Currently, 33,000 Iranian households who have a breadwinner in jail are under coverage of the Imam Khomeini Relief Committee (IKRC), said its deputy director Fatemeh Rahbar, a lawmaker. “The IKRC aims to empower prisoner families and help them get back on their feet,” she said quoted by IRNA. The committee also has plans to provide housing units for poor people. “Around 5,100 people with specific diseases and 21,000 people with rare and hard-to-cure diseases are being provided with the committee’s services,” Rahbar said, adding that, 62% of all the elderly under IKRC coverage live in rural areas.  


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