Trump Regime blocks aid to earthquake victims.... Making America Great
The US Treasury Department has blocked online donations made by Iranian expatriates to help the survivors of a powerful earthquake which caused extensive damage and loss of life in western Iran.
Tohid Najafi, a medical professional based in Detroit, US, told Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera that the Treasury blocked the Facebook page he had set up Monday to raise money for the families of the victims and the survivors of the 7.3-magnitude quake, which had jolted western Iran a day earlier.
According to the latest official figures, some 432 people have lost their lives and about 9,388 others sustained injuries in the tremor. Some 12,000 homes have also been completely destroyed in the incident.
Najafi had planned to raise $110,000 over the next month, hoping that within the first day he would manage to raise up to $15,000.
On the morning of the next day, he saw that online donors had helped more than $80,000. The sum raised had surpassed $200,000 by Wednesday.
“I was very surprised,” Najafi said, saying he had doubts about hitting his goal on time.
On the first day of his fund-raising effort, Najafi received a message by Facebook, informing him the funds “will not be released,” until he delivers to the social media site the required authorization from the US Department of Treasury.
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More like making America uglier.
Edited by Ivan88, 16 November 2017 - 10:19 PM.