Rahimi said there’s a feeling of helplessness with his family and friends living in Winnipeg as they wait to hear how their families back home are doing.
“All we can do is worry and feel helpless,” Rahimi said.
He said about 500 villages in the border between Iraq and Iran were hit and most of the people living in those villages were refugees.
“Now [the] earthquake hit them and they lost everything again,” Rahimi said.
He said they were also living with such minimal shelter and very few belongings that he doesn’t know how they’ll be able to rebuild their lives.
With the feeling of devastation lingering for the dozens of Winnipeg families sitting helplessly and waiting, they’ve decided to put together a Go Fund me page to help the more than 7,000 people injured by the quake.