flood damages

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  • Welfare Organization collects $4.5m contributions to flood-hit provinces 2019-05-15 20:55

    Welfare Organization collects $4.5m for flood-hit provinces

    TEHRAN – Within the framework of a campaign launched by Iran’s Welfare Organization philanthropists donated a total of 190 billion rials (about $4.5 million) to the flood survivors, an official with the Welfare Organization has said.

  • From right to left: Ms. Negar Gerami, WFP Representative in Iran and Mr. Morteza Salimi Head of Relief and Rescue Organization IRCS 2019-05-13 14:06

    WFP provides 12,000 food packages for flood-hit Khuzestan

    TEHRAN –World Food Program (WFP), food-assistance branch of the United Nations, has delivered 12,000 food packages to the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) to be distributed among flood victims in southwestern Khuzestan province, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • ‘Climate change, poor management major reasons behind devastating floods’ 2019-05-09 01:05

    Climate change or poor management: What are the major reasons behind devastating floods?

    TEHRAN – Although climate change could be a cause for recent torrential rainfalls and flooding, poor management and ignoring watershed management are also to blame for enhanced flood destruction, Seyed Mohammad Mojabi, head of environment committee of the Expediency Council has said.

  • Iranian donations to flood survivors reached up to $57m 2019-05-09 00:53

    Iranian donations to flood survivors hit $57m

    TEHRAN – Iranian philanthropists have contributed some 2.4 trillion rials (nearly $57 million) to the people residing in flood-ravaged provinces across the country, head of the Red Crescent Society volunteer organization has said.

  • photos 2019-05-07 22:36

    ‘Wetland restoration budget must be spent on increasing vegetation cover’

    TEHRAN – After flood filled the dams and water resources in the country, some claimed that the budget for conservation of wetlands and reforestation must be cut, while it must be earmarked to restore vegetation cover in forests and rangelands, deputy chief for natural environment and biodiversity directorate at the Department of Environment has stated.

  • Charity foundation to generate 3,500 jobs in flood-hit Khuzestan 2019-05-01 22:01

    Charity foundation to generate 3,500 jobs in flood-hit Khuzestan

    TEHRAN – Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam also known as Setad-e Ejraiy-e Farman-e Hazrat-e Emam, will create over 3,500 job opportunities for the financially struggling families residing in flood-stricken Khuzestan province, Mohammad Mokhber, director of the Foundation has said.

  • Flood-hit houses to be fully rebuilt within a year 2019-04-28 22:39

    Flood-hit houses to be fully rebuilt within a year

    TEHRAN – The whole housing units undergone devastation by recent flooding will be fully retrofitted and reconstructed by the next year, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli has announced on Sunday.

  • ‘Proper vegetation cover could reduce flood damage’ 2019-04-28 22:37

    ‘Proper vegetation cover could reduce flood damage’

    TEHRAN – Distinguished environmentalist Mohammad Darvish has said that loss of vegetation cover and conversion of forests to rainfed farmlands has caused the country to be more vulnerable to flooding as proper vegetation cover could reduce flood damage.

  • $2b non-repayable loans allocated to rebuild flood-hit houses 2019-04-24 22:40

    $2b non-repayable loans allocated to rebuild flood-hit houses

    TEHRAN – Non-repayable loans amounting to 90 trillion rials (nearly $2 billion) will be provided for reconstruction of housing units in the provinces hit by flood, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, Minister of Interior, has announced.

  • Wetlands reduce flood devastation to a third 2019-04-23 22:11

    Wetlands reduce flood devastation to a third

    TEHRAN – Wetlands played an important role in minimizing destructive effects of flood which has recently hit many provinces across the country, deputy chief for natural environment and biodiversity directorate at the Department of Environment (DOE) has stated.

  • Artemia ship, which was stuck on the lakebed for a long time due to dryness of Lake Urmia once again floated 2019-04-22 22:46

    The other side of the coin: environmental benefits of flooding

    TEHRAN — Following spring downpours, leading to devastating flood in western, southwestern, and northern Iran, the country suffered loss of 300 trillion rials (approximately $7 billion), however, the benefits of the flooding cannot be ignored.

  • 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.

  • Relief foundation to create 5,000 job plans in flood-stricken areas 2019-04-17 22:57

    Relief foundation to create 5,000 job plans in flood-stricken areas

    TEHRAN –Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation will open up a total of 5,000 job plans for those financially struggling affected by flood, Parviz Fattah, the Foundation’s head has announced.

  • Flood causes agricultural losses of $3b: minister 2019-04-17 21:43

    Over $1.6b to be allocated for flood compensation

    TEHRAN - Head of Iran's Planning and Budget Organization Mohammad Baqer Nobakht announced on Wednesday that at least 70 trillion rials (about $1.66 billion) is going to be allocated for compensating losses incurred to those who have been affected by recent floods in the country.

  • rouhani 2019-04-17 15:07

    Rouhani: Floods in Iran proved ‘worst historic test’ for U.S.

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the recent devastating floods in Iran have proven the “worst historic test” for the Trump administration.

  • today photos 2019-04-16 21:17

    Philanthropists donate $20m to flood victims

    TEHRAN – Iranian philanthropists have made contributions both in cash and kind amounting to 880 billion rials (about $20 million) to flood-hit families, Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation has announced, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • today photos 2019-04-16 17:07

    Charity foundation to grant appliance packages to flood-hit families

    TEHRAN – Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam also known as Setad-e Ejraiy-e Farman-e Hazrat-e Emam, provides some 18,000 packages consisting of household appliances to the families affected by flood, Mohammad Mokhber, the Foundation’s director has announced.

  • Flood causes agricultural losses of $3b: minister 2019-04-15 11:39

    Flood causes $3b of agricultural loss: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran’s agriculture sector has suffered an economic loss of 130 trillion rials (nearly $3 billion) as a result of extreme flooding which has inundated many provinces, Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati has said.

  • Flood blocks roads linking 73 villages in southeastern Iran 2019-04-14 23:04

    Flood blocks roads linking 73 villages in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Flood has reached southeastern parts of the country, blocking linking roads of 73 villages in Kerman province, crisis management director at provincial governor office announced.

  • Recent flooding caused by climate change: IMO director 2019-04-14 22:51

    Recent flooding caused by climate change: IMO director

    TEHRAN – Torrential rains and unprecedented flooding recently hitting the country is the result of climate change, head of Iran’s Meteorological Organization (IMO) has stated.

  • Relief foundation allots $4.7m to flood-stricken families in Khuzestan 2019-04-10 22:07

    Relief foundation allots $4.7m to flood-stricken families in Khuzestan

    TEHRAN – Emam Khomeini Relief Foundation has allocated a total budget of 200 billion rials (nearly $4.7 million) as low-interest loans to those residing in the flood-ravaged province of Khuzestan, the Foundation’s head has said.

  • 350 volunteer groups offering services in flood-affected areas 2019-04-10 21:56

    350 volunteer groups offering services in flood-affected areas

    TEHRAN – More than 350 volunteer groups of people are providing services to the provinces haunted by flood across the country, deputy director for social affairs organization affiliated to the Ministry of Interior has said.

  • 110,000 housing units destructed in 3 flood-affected provinces 2019-04-10 21:51

    110,000 housing units destructed in 3 flood-affected provinces

    TEHRAN – Recent severe flooding damaged 110,000 houses in provinces of Lorestan, Golestan and Mazandaran, ISNA reported on Wednesday. Following heavy rainfalls in the country particularly in provinces of Golestan, Mazandaran, Lorestan, and Khuzestan as well as other provinces in western, southwestern, and northeastern Iran severe flood struck many cities and villages.

  • Barekat foundation 2019-04-10 11:50

    Charity foundation to create 10,000 job plans in flood-hit provinces

    TEHRAN – Barekat Charity Foundation will launch 10,000 employment schemes in 6 flood-stricken provinces across the country, IRIB reported on Monday. In order to ease destructive flood effects, some 10,000 job opportunities will be generated in provinces of Khuzestan, Lorestan, Ilam, Golestan, Mazandaran and Fars.

  • New SDSs hotspots result of mud flood in southwestern Iran 2019-04-10 11:48

    Mud left behind after flooding increases risks of SDSs in Khuzestan

    TEHRAN – Ali Moridi, head of soil and water office at the Department of Environment (DOE), warned that the recent flood hitting the southwestern province of Khuzestan carried huge sediment loads which could turn into new sand and dust storm (SDS) hotspots after being dried.

  • A view of the UNESCO-tagged Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in southwest Iran. 2019-04-09 09:19

    Iran estimating flood damage to its historical sites, monuments

    TEHRAN – A number of Iran’s age-old cultural heritage sites and monuments have been affected by heavy rainfall, flash floods and extreme weather in various parts of the country in the past weeks.

  • Flood causes massive damage to farms in southwestern Iran 2019-04-08 09:13

    Flood causes massive damage to farms in southwestern Iran

    TEHRAN – Extreme flooding beginning on March 19 inundating many provinces across the country have brought heavy financial losses amounting to 9.5 trillion rials (nearly $226 million) to the agriculture sector in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, head of provincial agriculture organization has announced.

  • MPs donate part of their salary to flood-stricken people 2019-04-08 09:13

    MPs donate part of their salary to flood-stricken people

    TEHRAN – Deputy Majlis Speaker Ali Motahari said on Sunday that part of lawmakers’ salary were donated to the people affected by the floods across the country.

  • Heavy rainfalls revive drying Lake Urmia 2019-04-07 22:04

    Heavy rainfalls revive drying Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN – Recent downpours causing flood that recently left many provinces of Iran submerged, have made the world’s second largest saltwater lake come back to life, as the water level of the northwestern Lake Urmia has raised dramatically.

  • ‘Flood devastation worsened by improper infrastructure planning, environmental degradation’ 2019-04-07 12:54

    ‘Flood devastation worsened by environmental degradation, improper planning’

    TEHRAN – Ignoring technical issues in developing infrastructure of the water basin along with excessive soil erosion are what made the recent floods extremely devastating, director for wetland ecosystem office at the Department of Environment has said.