Iran eyeing global cooperation in disaster management

April 13, 2019

TEHRAN -- Iran’s global cooperation [in disaster management] should be continued and the Iranian satellites would be a great help in the future, the information and communication technology (ICT) minister wrote on his Twitter account.

Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi continued that the diplomacy is fruitful.

Extreme rainfall which began on 19 March has led to flooding in 28 out of 31 provinces affecting 42,269 129 inhabitants in 253 cities and causing widespread damage to municipal facilities, including health centers and hospitals.

“I thank the European Commission and the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response, UN-SPIDER for their cooperation in satellite monitoring of flood-stricken regions,” his tweet reads.

In 17 of the most severely affected provinces major damage to the health infrastructure has been reported, with 577 health houses, 52 health centers, 201 comprehensive health centers, 70 emergency medical services stations, 24 clinics and 43 hospitals affected.

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