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World2 million in need of aid after Iran floods: Red Crescent

16:35  15 april  2019
16:35  15 april  2019 Source:   msn.com

Iran Rouhani says floods revealed 'vicious' nature of US

Iran Rouhani says floods revealed 'vicious' nature of US Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the United States' reaction to floods that killed dozens of people had revealed Washington's "vicious" nature. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); At least 76 people have died after torrential rainfall which has also caused billions of dollars worth of damage since March 19. Iran's Red Crescent has repeatedly complained that US banking sanctions re-imposed last year make it impossible to receive donations from outside the country.

Member of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, Hamzeh Farajollahi Moqaddam says a lack of night vision choppers, because of US sanctions, has delayed the aid

Khuzestan Red Crescent Society Director Ali Khodadadi said officials will use them for rescue operations in Dasht-e-Azadegan, Shush, Shushtar "EU provides €1. 2 million in emergency support to help victims of floods in Iran ". European CIVIL protection and humanitarian aid

2 million in need of aid after Iran floods: Red Crescent© ATTA KENARE Karun River with its banks burst in Ahvaz, the capital of Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan which like much of the country has been badly hit by flooding

The devastating floods that have swamped many parts of Iran since March have left two million people in need of humanitarian aid, the Red Crescent said Monday.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies called the floods the "largest disaster to hit Iran in more than 15 years".

76 dead in Iran floods as Tehran weighs costs

76 dead in Iran floods as Tehran weighs costs Floods in Iran have killed 76 people and caused more than $2.2 billion in damages in recent weeks, officials said Sunday, with warnings still in place for large swathes of the country. Officials have again issued flood warnings for the east of Iran with heavy rains that began on Saturday forecasted to continue. The floods have caused immense damage with homes, roads, infrastructure and agriculture all hit. "Twenty-five provinces and more than 4,400 villages across the country were affected by the floods," Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli told parliament, according to the official IRNA news agency.

With more flooding expected in Iran ’s southwest province of Khuzestan, Tehran’s appeals for Earlier on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused Washington of “impeding aid By depriving Iran of much needed resources and equipment, the US is guilty of “economic terrorism,” Zarif said.

Continued rainfall has caused floods in 586 cities and villages across Iran . Flood water has destroyed infrastructure, livestock, agriculture and livelihoods, with estimated damage USD 150,000 million , in Golestan and Mazandaran Provinces alone. The disaster struck in the middle of Nowruz, Iranian New

According to the IFRC, the floods have killed at least 78 people and injured more than 1,000 others.

An estimated 10 million people across 2,000 cities and towns have been affected, with more than half a million displaced, it said.

"In all, more than 457,000 people have been reached by Red Crescent services," and emergency accommodation provided for 239,000.

Heavy rainfall in eastern Iran since Saturday prompted authorities to renew flood warnings for large swathes of the country, with local media reporting rivers bursting their banks and roads being swept away.

Iran has been hit by massive floods since March 19 following heavy rainfall in the normally arid country.

Alternating between the country's north, west and southwest, the floods have caused between $2.2 and $2.6 billion of damages.

Officials said Sunday that 25 out of Iran's 31 provinces have been affected and more than 14,000 kilometres (8,700 miles) of roads damaged.

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