National Disaster Management Organization

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  • Quake 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.

  • WFP provides 10,000 food packages for flood-hit Khuzestan 2019-05-12 22:56

    Iranian delegation to join disaster risk reduction global platform

    TEHRAN – An Iranian delegation headed by director of the Disaster Management Organization Esmaeil Najjar have been dispatched to join the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held on May 13-17 in Switzerland, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • 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.

  • Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi 2019-04-13 09:34

    Iran eyeing global cooperation in disaster management

    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.

  • National document on disaster management training prepared 2019-02-28 12:06

    National document on disaster management training prepared

    TEHRAN — A national document on disaster management training has been prepared for 27 provinces, deputy director of National Disaster Management Organization has said.

  • Iran’s Rescue and Relief Organization to join INSARAG 2018-12-15 21:56

    Iran’s Rescue and Relief Organization to join INSARAG

    TEHRAN — The Iranian Red Crescent Society’s Rescue and Relief Organization will join the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), the organization’s deputy director Shahin Fat’hi has said. 

  • Govt. allots $240m to mitigate water shortage 2018-12-11 22:41

    Govt. allots $240m to mitigate water shortage

    TEHRAN — Iran’s government has allocated some 10.02 trillion rials (nearly $240 million) to reduce water shortage nationwide, Ismail Najjar, head of the National Disaster Management Organization has said.