Severe sand and dust storms

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  • 43% of wetlands to become dust-rising hotspots 2022-06-01 18:48

    43% of wetlands to become dust-rising hotspots

    TEHRAN – Some 43 percent of the country’s wetlands have the potential to become a source of sand and dust storms (SDSs), Sedigheh Moddares, an official with the Department of Environment (DOE) has stated.

  • Intl. meeting on SDS control to be held in Tehran 2022-05-20 18:04

    Intl. meeting on SDS control to be held in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Tehran will host an international meeting on controlling sand and dust storms (SDSs) in July, with the presence of the ministers of 12 countries that give rise to the highest amount of dust, IRNA reported.

  • Sources of SDS increase year by year 2022-05-14 17:41

    Sources of SDS increase year by year

    TEHRAN – Over the past two years, the precipitation rate has been on a downward trend, as a result, sources of sand and dust storms (SDSs) have increased compared to a year before, Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management has said.

  • SDSs mitigation requires enhanced diplomacy 2022-04-12 16:30

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    SDSs mitigation requires enhanced diplomacy

    TEHRAN – Controlling sand and dust storms (SDSs) requires strengthening diplomacy, and it will never be eradicated unless international institutions reach a consensus.

  • Dust storm from Iraq, Syria and Jordan hits western Iran 2022-03-05 17:05

    Dust storm from Iraq, Syria and Jordan hits western Iran

    TEHRAN – A dense mass of sand and dust storms entered western Ilam province from the deserts of Iraq, Syria, and Jordan on Friday morning.

  • UN ready to support Iran’s dealing with SDSs 2021-10-09 18:22

    UN ready to support Iran’s dealing with SDSs

    TEHRAN – The United Nations (UN) is ready to support cooperation at regional and trans-regional levels with Iran to deal with the negative effects of sand and dust storms, Letizia Rossano, head of the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM), has stated.

  • SDSs, drying wetlands increasing alarmingly 2021-09-13 17:17

    SDSs, drying wetlands increasing alarmingly

    TEHRAN – The occurrence of sand and dust storms (SDSs) phenomenon is increasing alarmingly across the country due to drying up wetlands, which is worrisome, head of deserts at the Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization has stated.

  • Borderless collaboration for a borderless disaster 2021-08-07 19:54

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Borderless collaboration for a borderless disaster

    TEHRAN – Sand and dust storms (SDSs) are blowing thousands of kilometers in and out of the national borders of 150 countries these days, and their statelessness necessitates negotiations for political intervention between several countries.

  • Tehran to host regional meeting on SDSs 2020-10-04 16:50

    Tehran to host regional meeting on SDSs

    TEHRAN – A meeting will be held in Tehran on Monday with representatives of neighboring countries in attendance to develop a plan for dealing with sand and dust storms (SDSs) in the region.

  • FAO, FRWO sign MOU to counter SDSs 2020-09-14 18:25

    FAO, FRWO sign MOU to counter SDSs

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization (FRWO) of Iran inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Sunday to eradicate sand and dust storm (SDS) hotspots in the country.

  • $370m spent to counter SDSs in 3 years 2020-07-06 17:12

    $370m spent to counter SDSs in 3 years

    TEHRAN – Over the past three years, the government has spent about $370 million from the National Development Fund on fighting sand and dust storms (SDSs), Ali Mohammad Tahmasebi, head of the national working group for SDSs mitigation, said.

  • SDSs haunting southeastern Iran, dozens hospitalized 2019-08-10 19:23

    SDSs haunting southeastern Iran, dozens hospitalized

    TEHRAN – Severe sand and dust storms (SDSs) has left 127 patients hospitalized due to respiratory problems in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, head of provincial disaster mitigation and management organization has said.