Islamic Republic of Iran: Situation Overview: Floods, As of 18 April 2019


Humanitarian needs Humanitarian response

Heavy rains and flooding that began in March 2019 have affected 25 of 31 provinces across the Islamic Republic of Iran. The flooding has killed 78 people and injured 1,137 people according to the authorities. It is estimated that 10 million people have been affected and that as many as 2 million may be in need of some form of assistance. At least 366,000 people reportedly remain displaced. The widespread damages to the road and transportation network are making villages and small towns inaccessible. While information on humanitarian needs is still limited, the greatest needs are reported to be in the water, sanitation and hygiene, health, shelter and agriculture sectors.

Humanitarian response

The Government of Iran, the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) and the local communities are responding to the emergency and the needs of people affected. More than 600,000 people across Iran have been assisted with food, water, shelter and emergency supplies. Iran President announced on Wednesday the offcial start of reconstruction operations of flood hit regions. Drinking water has started running in 3,900 villages out of 4,000 and power has been restored to 2,352 villages.

As of today, Armenia, Azerbaijan, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, Oman,
Pakistan, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican, Italy, Lebanon, UAE, KSA, Republic of czech, India, Georgia and Oman have provided relief items to the Government of Iran in support of the response.


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