10 December 2023

Red Crescent continues relief operation in Golestan and Sistan and Baluchestan flood-affected regions

TEHRAN, 11 November 2023 (IRCS) – The Red Crescent teams have been deployed to the affected areas in 13 provinces in order to offer aid and support to households that have been severely affected by the overwhelming floods and inundation.

Relief operations were initiated on November 2nd, marking the beginning of efforts to provide assistance to those affected. A total of 2,493 individuals have received relief aid during these operations.

The devastating flood has claimed the lives of two individuals in the northern province of Golestan, while one person remains missing in the central province of Semnan.

The continuous torrential rains and consequent flooding have had a significant impact on numerous regions in Iran, including ten cities, 76 rural villages, and a nomadic area. These affected areas span across various provinces such as Isfahan, North Khorasan, South Khorasan, Golestan, Hormozgan, Semnan, Kermanshah, Kohgiluyeh and Boyerahmad, Guilan, Mazandaran, Hamedan, Yazd, and Sistan and Baluchestan. The scale of devastation caused by the unceasing downpours cannot be understated, as many communities are grappling with the severe consequences of inundation. 

The Iranian Red Crescent has deployed 136 teams for relief purposes, comprising of 597 aid workers and rescuers, with the aim of providing assistance to the affected households. Emergency shelter was provided to 266 individuals, while 68 people were safely transported to secure areas. 

The Red Crescent teams have provided affected families with food parcels, tents, blankets, waterproof sheets, kitchen sets, plastic nylons and rice.

The relief operations are underway in Golestan and Sistan and Baluchestan as well as searching for finding the missing people in Mayamey, Semnan.

Efforts to provide relief are currently ongoing in Golestan and Sistan and Baluchestan regions, while also conducting search operations for the missing individual in Mayamey, Semnan.

Photo: IRCS aid workers are offering relief items to flood-affected households in Golestan.


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11/11/2023- 08:59
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