Overall Orange alert Flood
in Iran, Islamic Republic of

Event summary

This flood can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1000225
Death: 70
Displaced: 500000
Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of
From - To 04 Mar - 08 Apr

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Iran - Floods UPDATE (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:01

  • Since mid-March severe flooding has affected most of the country, particularly Golestan, Fars, Khuzestan and Lorestan Provinces, causing casualties and widespread damage.
  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, as of 9 April, the death toll stands at 70 people, 1 076 were reported injured, at least 500 000 displaced, around 10 million affected and approximately 2 million in need of assistance.
  • The European Commission has announced EUR 1.2 million in humanitarian aid, to support the response.
  • On 8 April the Government of Iran issued an official request for assistance, thus activating the European Civil Protection Mechanism. On 9 April, the European Commission's Emergency Management Service was activated, to support rescue operations with satellite maps.
  • The severe weather situation increased the risk of dam overflow across western Iran. Excess water was released from the Karkheh dam (Khuzestan province) to prevent its failure, causing flooding to downstream areas. Several villages were preventively evacuated.
  • In the next 24 hours, moderate rainfall is forecast over northern provinces and Khuzestan.

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US sanction an act of 'economic terrorism': Iran envoyThu, 11 Apr 2019 12:52:00 +0200.

Iranian Ambassador to China Mohammad Keshavarz-Zadeh Photo: Li Hao/GT Iranian Ambassador to China Mohammad Keshavarz-Zadeh has accused the US of hampering Iran's flood rescue efforts, calling it "an act of economic terrorism." Keshavarz-Zad
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Iran (Islamic Republic of): Pakistan to send two C-130 aircrafts to Ir ... Tue, 09 Apr 2019 08:15:00 +0200.

Islamabad, April 9, IRNA – As per the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan is going to send two C-130 aircrafts to Iran carrying relief goods for flood-stricken people. According to Pakistan’s foreign ministry statement, Foreig
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Iran (Islamic Republic of): Kuwait sends more humanitarian aid for Ira ... Mon, 08 Apr 2019 05:04:00 +0200.

Tehran, April 7, IRNA - Kuwait sent a second consignment of humanitarian aid for the survivors of the recent devastating flash floods in Iran that continue to cause heavy damage in the southwest. “After establishing an air corridor to dispa
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Iran Appreciates Kuwait's Aid for Flood ReliefSun, 07 Apr 2019 12:10:00 +0200.

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Irans Foreign Ministry spokesperson expressed gratitude to Kuwait for sending relief aid to Iranian people affected by flood, hailing it as a sign of solidarity between the two Muslim nations. - Society/Culture news - In an
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Daily Maps:

15/May/2019 06:20 UTC

Daily Maps: Iran Floods Update

08/Apr/2019 07:36 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMSR (2), JRC (29), NASA (7), INFORM (1),