Iran: Flash Floods - Aug 2002
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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).
Experts from Iran and nine neighbouring countries will cooperate in identifying ways to reduce the risks posed by such natural disasters as drought and earthquakes, which can undermine development gains and worsen poverty.
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TEHRAN, 29 August (IRIN) - The United Nations in Tehran has warned that floods will continue to play havoc in the country unless effective preparedness and preventive measures are undertaken soon. "Floods are increasing," Hossein Jafari, a UN Development Programme (UNDP) officer, told IRIN in the Iranian capital, Tehran. "They are now the number-one natural disaster in Iran today."
Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2002/0168
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Iran - Flash floods
Teheran (dpa) - The death toll caused by floods in northern Iran reached 38 by Wednesday, the state-run television station IRIB reported.
In addition, hundreds of residents of the flood-hit villages in the Golestan province have been made homeless. They told IRIB that they have yet to receive any bread or water, although relief workers are reportedly on the scene.
In the meantime, the official news agency IRNA reported earlier Wednesday that several officials are to be dismissed in response to the renewed floods in Golestan province.
President Mohammad Khatami will dismiss any …
TEHRAN, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The death toll from flash floods that hit northeast Iran rose to 35 on Wednesday after rivers burst their banks, cut off major roads and swamped towns and villages.
The state-owned Iran newspaper said the toll was likely to rise as six vehicles including a bus were buried in the mud with no news of the fate of passengers trapped inside.
More than 210 villages in the province of Golestan were affected in the same places where some 300 people were killed last year in the worst floods in the area for two centuries.
The main road from the capital Tehran to …
Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2002/0163
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Iran - Flash floods