Information Bulletin 13/ Iran Flood ā€“ Timeframe: March & April 2019

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This bulletin is being issued for information, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

Since the beginning of severe rainfalls and flash floods in 31 provinces of Iran, 2000 cities, villages and mountainous roads have been affected. 312,000 people have been assisted, 133,000 persons sheltered and 3,524 individuals evacuated to safe areas.

The death toll is reported 70 persons in Fars, Golestan, Mazandaran, North Khorasan, Kohgiluyeh and Buyer Ahmad, Kermanshah, Khuzestan, Semnan, Ilam, Lorestan and Hamedan provinces.

The IRCS with 3,900 teams (over 17,000 relief workers), 23 relief and rescue helicopters, 41 boats and more than 2,000 light and heavy relief vehicles started big operation through air, road and land and rendered relief services for more than 280,000 people and provided temporary shelters for more than 98,000 persons. Meanwhile, over 647,000 kg of relief goods and 2,737 staff and relief workers transferred via 664 hours of flight to the field. During the overall operation, 4,809 vehicles were released from snow, 4809 vehicles were released from flood and 5,000 houses were pumped out. The IRCS has established 2,500 collection points with 10,000 volunteers for Iranians public donations throughout the country. 400 volunteers of the IRCS are packing the relief items in the warehouses for distribution among the affected people.

Food stuff and basic living items that have been distributed so far throughout the affected provinces are as follows: 23,428 units of tents, 74,179 pcs of blankets, 36,849 pcs of ground sheets, 49,424 kgs of plastic sheets, 3,502 pcs of heaters, 4,749 hygiene kits, 1,633 kitchen sets, 275,254 bottles of mineral water, 152,764 canned food, 647,216 loaves of bread, 1,877 kgs of date, 41,992 kgs of rice, 9,928 kgs of edible oil, 3955 boxes of Biscuits, 9,800 kgs of sugar, 11,753 kgs of beans and 105,161 food packages.