Islamic Republic of Iran: Situation Overview: Floods, As of 9 April 2019

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 09 Apr 2019

Humanitarian needs

Heavy rains and flash flooding that began in March have affected 24 of 31 provinces across the Islamic Republic of Iran. The flooding has killed 70 people and injured 1,076 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 500,000 people are reportedly 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 and the local communities are responding to the emergency and the needs of people affected. More than 280,000 people across Iran have been assisted with food, water, shelter and emergency supplies. The Government of Iran has officially indicated that emergency equipment, health supplies and household items are most needed. United Nations is mobilizing support in coordination with the international community.

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