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11 Jun 2018 description


The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) supports disaster response and preparedness activities in 20 countries by working closely with Humanitarian Coordinator’s (HC)/Resident Coordinator’s (RC) offices, OCHA Country Offices and Humanitarian Advisory Teams (HATs).

18 Dec 2001 description

Global temperature in 2001: second warmest on record

06 Nov 2001 description

TEHRAN, 6 November (IRIN) - Government authorities, national experts and UN officials will meet in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Thursday to discuss the preliminary draft of an integrated disaster management plan for the country. The findings of the one-day workshop will be incorporated in a final plan to be agreed on by the end of 2001.

25 Oct 2001 description

TEHRAN, 25 October (IRIN) - A team of UN experts returned from the northeastern Iranian province of Golestan on Sunday to establish a recovery and rehabilitation plan for areas seriously affected by flooding which ravaged the region on 10 August. The move coincides with a commitment made by the United Nations Development Programme days after the floods to assist Iranian authorities in a post-flood recovery.

02 Oct 2001 description

Teheran (dpa) - Renewed floods after non-stop torrential rain in the past 48 hours have caused heavy damage to Iran's northern Caspian Sea province Mazandaran, the Khabar news network reported Tuesday.

The provincial city Ramsar and more than 40 nearby villages were hit, with over 2,000 residential units and 5,000 hectares of farmland damaged, it said.

Public facilities and schools were ordered to remain closed in order to avoid casualties.

20 Sep 2001 description

Teheran (dpa) - Northern Iran has again been hit by floods after non-stop torrential rainfalls in the last 24 hours, with one person killed, the official news agency IRNA reported Thursday.

The natural disasters headquarters in the Caspian Sea province Mazandaran told IRNA that the new floods in the province have so thus far destroyed 200 residential and commercial complexes, 85 rural roads and 25 bridges while 50,000 head of livestock have perished and 460 hectares of farmland has been washed away.

07 Sep 2001 description

This report includes: (A) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Iran (B) Asia Region: Cambodia (C) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) El Salvador, (2) Guatemala, (3) Nicaragua, (4) Peru, (5) Ecuador (D) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Sudan, (2) Eritrea, (3) Burundi, (4) Tanzania, (5) Mozambique (E) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Democratic Republic of Congo, (3) Republic of Congo (F) West Africa Region: (1) Liberia, (2) Guinea (G) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Balkans, (2) Russian Federation

03 Sep 2001 description

Flash floods on 10 August 2001 hit the northeastern provinces of Golestan, Khorasan and Semnan, with an estimated 1.2 million people affected in Golestan, the worst affected province. The financial loss in the agriculture sector (including livestock) has been estimated at US $23 million, and about 752 000 hectares of agricultural land were seriously damaged. On 15 August the Government appealed for international assistance to cope with the disaster.

22 Aug 2001 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2001/0171
OCHA Situation Report No. 5
Iran - Flash floods

20 Aug 2001 description

This report includes: Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Ecuador, (2) Peru, (3) Dominican Republic, (4) Nicaragua, (5) Guatemala, (6) El Salvador Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Democratic Republic of Congo, (3) Chad East Africa Region: (1) Kenya West Africa Region: (1) Guinea, (2) Sierra Leone Asia Region: (1) DPR Korea Mediterranean, Middle East and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Iran, (4) Palestinian Territories Eastern Europe Region: (1) Georgia

17 Aug 2001 description

OCHA/GVA 2001/0169
OCHA Situation Report No. 4
Iran - Flash floods
17 August 2001

Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran communicated urgently needed relief items

This report is based on information provided by UNDP Iran and IFRC Geneva

Urgent Requirement:

17 Aug 2001 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

16 Aug 2001 description

AFGHANISTAN: No progress on detained aid workers

16 Aug 2001 description

ISLAMABAD, 16 August (IRIN) - United Nations officials in Tehran on Wednesday confirmed that an emergency team would travel to northeastern Iran to conduct an assessment mission in the wake of one of the worst floods to hit the area in years.

16 Aug 2001 description

Devastating floods in Golestan Province, in northern Iran, have left more than 200 people dead and hopes are fading to find alive another135 people still missing. Seven Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) and army helicopters rescued 15,000 people trapped in flooded areas and airlifted hundreds of injured people to hospital.

15 Aug 2001 description

OCHA/GVA 2001/0166
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Iran - Flash floods

15 Aug 2001 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2001/0163
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Iran - Flash floods

13 Aug 2001 description

Following is the text of statement issued today by the Office of the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and devastation caused by flash floods in north-eastern Iran. He extends his deepest condolences to the people and Government of Iran, and assures them that the United Nations stands ready to assist in the relief and rehabilitation of the affected areas.

13 Aug 2001 description

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Devastating storms in northeast Iran may have killed some 300 people following what is thought to be the region's worst flooding in 200 years, officials said on Monday.

They said at least 170 people had died in the floods and hopes were fading for another 160 still missing.

Army and Red Crescent helicopters scoured swathes of flooded farmland for the fourth day on Monday looking for survivors.

"There is a high possibility that most of the missing may be dead, but because of the bad weather, we cannot find them," the IRNA news agency quoted …

12 Aug 2001 description

Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2001/0162
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Iran - Flash floods