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09 Oct 2018 description
  • Severe weather, including heavy rain, strong winds and sandstorms, have been affecting several areas of the country over the past week.
  • According to media reports, as of 9 October, nine people were killed by floods in Gilan and Mazandaran provinces and over 145 people were injured by a sandstorm on 8 October in the province of Sistan-Baluchestan. 143 have been evacuated, 660 houses have been damaged and over 6 990 people have received relief in the worst affected provinces of Gilan, Mazandaran, Golestan, North Khorasan, Isfahan and Yazd.
08 Oct 2018 description

TEHRAN, Oct. 6 (IRCS) _ Red Crescent offered relief to over 6,000 flood victims during the past 4 days in 6 provinces of Gilan, Mazandaran, Golestan, North Khorasan, Isfahan, and Yazd.

“6990 people were offered relief by the Red Crescent, 143 people transferred to safe places, and 327 were given emergency shelters in either Red Crescent bases or mosques.” said Morteza Salimi, head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society’s Relief and Rescue Organization.

Red Crescent relief workers also transferred 12 injured to medical centers, 9 received outpatient treatment services.

08 Oct 2018 description

TEHRAN, Oct. 6 (IRCS) _ Red Crescent volunteers have been providing relief services to the people affected by flood triggered by heavy rains and thunderstorm from Friday, October 5, in several Iranian provinces.

08 Oct 2018 description

Tehran, Oct 7, IRNA – Iran's President Hassan Rouhani issued a directive on Sunday, ordering his cabinet ministers of health and interior, to mobilize all facilities in the neighboring cities to help people in the flood-hit areas in northern country.

In the directive, President Rouhani referred to the meteorology information on the prediction of massive and frequent precipitation in the coming months and ordered all related organizations to be ready and make the necessary arrangements to address similar disasters.

27 Sep 2018 description

TEHRAN, Sept. 25 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society’s (IRCS) volunteers and relief workers across the country offered relief services to over 30,000 injured in various disasters during the summer of 2018.

National Summer Relief and Rescue Campaign of the Iranian Red Crescent Society lasted 100 days, beginning on 14 June through September 22.

24 Sep 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13523

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Nikki R. Hailey (United States):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in the Islamic Republic of Iran, in Ahvaz, on 22 September. The terrorist attack, at a military parade, resulted in at least 24 people killed, including children, and 60 others injured.

24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers
- 278 mt of food assistance distributed
- US$276,580 cash based transfers made
- US$1.7 m six months (September 2018 - February 2019) net funding requirements
- 30,053 people assisted in August 2018

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24 Sep 2018 description

Kermanshah, Sept 23, IRNA – Fifty-nine newly-built schools were inaugurated on Sunday in quake-stricken regions of Kermanshah Province in western Iran concurrent with the start of the new school year in the country.

President Hassan Rouhani addressed via a video conference the provincial officials, including Kermanshah's Governor General Houshang Bazvand, attending the inauguration ceremony held at a newly-built school in Sarpol-e Zahab.

23 Sep 2018 description

SG/SM/19229

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

The Secretary‑General condemns the attack today in Iran’s south‑western city of Ahvaz, which reportedly left many dead, including children. He expresses his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Iran. He wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

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23 Sep 2018 description
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Baghdad, 23 September 2018 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, including its Liaison Office in Tehran, strongly condemns the terrorist attack which took place on Saturday, 22 September in the city of Ahvaz in the Islamic Republic of Iran, in which military personnel and civilians, including children, were killed or injured.

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq offers its sincere condolences to the Government and people of Iran, in particular to the families of those who lost their lives, and wishes the injured a rapid and complete recovery.

23 Sep 2018 description

TEHRAN, Sept. 20 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red crescent is rendering relief services to people in multiple provinces impacted by flood, rainstorm and inundation, providing shelter, tent, canned food and blanket to over 900 who have been involved in 12 provinces.

According to Relief and Rescue Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), the provinces of East Azarbaijan, West Azarbaijan, Ardebil, North Khorasan, Zanjan, Semnan, Golestan, Mazandaran, Hamedan, Isfahan, Khuzestan, Sistan and Baluchestan were impacted by flood and rainstorm.

08 Sep 2018 description

ZAHEDAN, Sept. 7 (IRCS)_ An earthquake that shook Iranshahr County, Iran's southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, on Friday morning killed one and injured two people. Relief services were provided by Red Crescent to the affected areas.

A magnitude 5.6 quake shook Rigan County of Iran's southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan at 10:53 a.m. local time on September 7. The quake happened at the 10-kilometer depth of the ground surface. It cracked the walls of several rural houses. The quake was felt in the neighboring province of Kerman.

05 Sep 2018 description

Following the earthquake of August 26th in Kermanshah, the IRCS started relief operation with dispatching 21 assessment teams (consist of 63 operational forces) to the affected area and assessed 42 villages (22 villages in Solas-e Babajani, 8 villages in Javanrood, 12 villages in Sar Pol-e Zahab).

04 Sep 2018 description

Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, commends progress in documentation, education, livelihoods and health for Afghans in Iran.

By Gisella Lomax in Mashhad, Iran

Iran continues to set a global example through its progressive and inclusive refugee policies, but the country needs more support hosting one of the largest refugee populations in the world, said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi during a three-day visit.

28 Aug 2018 description

Kermanshah, Aug 27, IRNA – About 2,600 houses were damaged by a strong earthquake which occurred in Tazehabad, Kermanshah Province, western Iran, on Sunday said a senior official of the province.

Out of the total number of the damaged houses, 600 buildings are completely ruined while the rest are partially destroyed, Kermanshah Governor Houshang Bazvand told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

He added that reconstruction procedure will start soon.

28 Aug 2018 description

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake on the Richter scale hit, Tazehabad a city and the capital of Salas-e Babajani County, Kermanshah Province, Iran, on Sunday August 26, 2018 at 02:43 local time, killing 2 people and injuring 267. The epicenter of the earthquake was at 34.63o degrees north and 46.22o degrees east at the depth of 8 km. It was felt in districts of Kermanshah and Kurdistan Provinces and led people to flee out their houses.

27 Aug 2018 description
  • An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in the western Iranian region of Kermanshah on 25 August at 22.13 UTC. The epicentre was located 6 km south-west of the village of Nesfeh Kar and 26 km south-west of Javanrud city. The US Geological Survey's PAGER earthquake monitoring system estimated that 4 000 people experienced very strong shaking and 30 000 strong shaking.

  • According to media reports, as of 27 August, two people were killed and over 300 people were injured in Kermanshah province.

26 Aug 2018 description

Kermanshah, Aug 26, IRNA – The deputy head of Red Crescent Society said on Sunday that conditions in the quake-hit area of Tazehabad, Kermanshah province, is normal.

Talking to IRNA late on Sunday, Shahin Fathi added that the injured have been transported to the hospital and the region is experiencing normal situation, as there is no need for providing further services to the areas rocked by a quake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale.

Fathi further noted that life is going on normally in the affected areas but all the forces are at a standby position.

26 Aug 2018 description

Kermanshah, Aug 26, IRNA – The number of the dead and injured people by the Sunday morning 5.9-magnitude earthquake in western Iran raised to 241 and two respectively, Head of Kermanshah medical emergency center said.

Most of the injured were treated outpatient and were later released from hospital, Saeb Modarresi told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) in the western provincial capital city of Kermanshah.

He added that six of the injured were hospitalized.

26 Aug 2018 description

Islamabad, Aug 25, IRNA - National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in its monsoon daily situation report stated that 84 people were dead, 155 injured and 316 houses damaged due to heavy rains in the country from 20 June to 24th August, today.

According to the report, due to heavy rains, flash floods and overflow of water channels, gusty winds in various areas of the provinces caused most of the damages to precious lives and property during monsoon.