Disaster Management

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  • earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 2020-05-30 19:05

    By Professor Mehdi Zare

    New challenges of disaster management in Iran

    The Iranian plateau is located in a very seismically active region of the world and is known not only for its major catastrophic earthquakes but also for the disasters relating to natural hazards, especially earthquakes. About 2% of the earthquakes of the world occur in Iran but more than 6% of the victims of the world earthquakes during the 20th century are reported from Iranian earthquakes. This shows the high level of vulnerability in Iran.

  • Challenges facing Iran to become resilient against disasters 2019-10-13 11:52

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Challenges facing Iran to become resilient against disasters

    TEHRAN – Having tackled over 34 out of 41 natural disasters identified worldwide, Iran is among the top countries most prone to natural disasters. Therefore, risk reduction and resilience is widely recognized emphasizing the need for making cities resilient to disasters. But what are the challenges on its way?

  • Students in 8,000 schools offered rescue, relief training 2019-07-27 18:47

    Students in 8,000 schools offered rescue, relief training

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) trained students from 8,000 public and private schools on rescue and relief operations in order to enhance their skills and capabilities during natural disasters or incidents, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Land subsidence an overlooked threat to the country: expert 2019-04-17 23:00

    Land subsidence an overlooked threat to the country: expert

    TEHRAN – Although land subsidence is too subtle to be detected, it must be tackled before incurring great loss, which has been proved to be more destructive than flood and earthquake, deputy director for Iran National Cartographic Center has said.

  • World’s incidents climate-related by 75%: expert 2019-04-17 22:59

    75% of natural disasters linked with climate: expert

    TEHRAN – Mostafa Mohaqeq, senior coordinator for Asia and Pacific Centre for Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) said that some 75 percent of natural disasters happening in the world are associated with weather and climate.

  • social media and distaster 2019-04-09 21:55

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Social media and recent floods in Iran, promising or threatening?

    TEHRAN — Different hashtags on recent destructive floods in Iran have been trending in different social media and the news of the floods went viral in cyberspace.

  • the signing ceremony 2018-12-19 20:10

    Iran, Germany to collaborate on disaster, accident management

    TEHRAN- Iranian Emergency Medical Services Organization and German Bjِrn Steiger Foundation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on disaster and accident management. 

  • Meeting on regional co-op for building resilience to disasters opens in Tehran 2018-11-05 19:52

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Meeting on regional co-op for building resilience to disasters opens in Tehran

    TEHRAN — An Expert Consultation Meeting on Regional Cooperation for Building Resilience to Slow-Onset Disasters, Including Sand and Dust Storms and Information Management for Cross-Border Disaster in Asia and the Pacific opened in Tehran on Monday.

  • Ahmad sadeqi 2018-01-01 09:29

    Budget deficit impeding disaster reduction efforts: official

    TEHRAN – Shortage of budget has been impeding many projects needed to implement disaster reduction plans, especially during earthquakes, YJC quoted Ahmad Sadeqi, director of the Tehran Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization, as saying.

  •  Ismail Najjar 2017-12-01 20:41

    Tehran earthquake preparedness ‘woefully low, unacceptable’, official warns

    TEHRAN — Earthquake preparedness in the city of Tehran is woefully ‘low’ and ‘unacceptable’, Ismail Najjar, head of the state-run National Disaster Management Organization said on Thursday.