Iranian Red Crescent

Flash floods in Iran- Situation Report No.2

The Iranian Red Crescent has provided relief services for 66 cities and villages and 9 mountainous regions. 15,275 persons have received relief items.

 

Situation overview

Flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall, started on 21 March, have caused fatalities and damage in twenty provinces of Iran. According to reports from Relief and Rescue Organisation of the Iranian Red Crescent, provinces of Tehran, East Azerbaijan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiyari, South Khorasan, North Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi, Semnan, Sistan and Baloochestan, Fars, Qazvin, Qom, Kerman, Kohgilooyeh and Boyer Ahmad, Mazandaran, Gilan, Golestan, Bushehr, Khuzestan, Markazi and Hormozgan have been affected.

Iranian Red Crescent Response

Since the commencement of the flash water, the rescue and relief operations from the different branches of the Iranian Red Crescent were deployed to the scenes and humanitarian response operations are underway in the affected regions. Up to now, 157 teams, including 784 relief workers together with 4 relief helicopters from the Iranian Red Crescent are involved in relief and rescue operations.

Over the past days, humanitarian assistance has been provided by the Iranian Red Crescent to the most affected people. IRCS relief workers are working in the affected provinces to assist the affected, especially those who are in rural areas at risk of floods.

The Iranian Red Crescent has provided relief services for 66 cities and villages and 9 mountainous regions. 15,275 persons have received relief items, 1,354 persons have been sheltered, 89 persons have been evacuated to safer areas, 18 cars have been released from flood water and water has been pumped out from 102 residential units. 

The operation is still continuing in Bushehr, Hormozgan, Kerman, Sistan and Baloochestan, and Khuzestan and the Iranian Red Crescent has also distributed the following food and non-food items in the affected areas to meet the essential needs of the flood affected people:

 

Tent

 

Blanket

 

Rice

 

Ground sheet

 

Plastic sheet

 

Food package

 

Canned food

 

205

 

4,509

 

1,393 kg

 

1,724

 

426 kg

 

2,326

 

2,621

 

Contact information

For further information specifically related to this operation, please contact:

Iranian Red Crescent

Tel:  +98 21 88662618-9

Fax: +98 21 88201052

Email: intdep@rcs.ir

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