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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 expands evacuations as new rains to worsen floods

Iran expands evacuations as new rains to worsen floods IRAN-FLOODS/:Iran expands evacuations as new rains to worsen floods

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".

Iran orders new evacuations amid fresh flood fears

Iran orders new evacuations amid fresh flood fears Iranian authorities ordered the evacuation of six cities along the Karkheh river in southwestern Khuzestan province on Saturday after more rain sparked fears of new flooding, state news agency IRNA said. 

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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