• Crisis Severity ?
    2.8
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    4.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Overview

10/05/2019

In March and April heavy rains, flash floods, and landslides affected over 42 million people in 28 of the 31 provinces in Iran.? Golestan province in the northeast, Khuzestan province in the southwest, and Ilam and Lorestan provinces in the west were the most heavily hit.? According to the Iranian Ministry of Energy, rainfall from late December 2018 to early April 2019 saw a 44% increase compared to the average precipitation during the last 50 years. ?

The floods displaced an estimated 392,000 people ? and left some 2 million people in need ? of humanitarian assistance across the affected provinces. The destruction of infrastructure, including houses, health facilities, schools, bridges, roads, water supply and sewer systems, and farming land, is extensive and widespread. WASH, health and shelter needs are high. Livelihood assistance is needed, as crops were damaged before harvest. ?

Increasing sanctions by the United States have created obstacles for the humanitarian response to the floods. The Iranian Red Crescent has said that the sanctions have prevented them from obtaining foreign financial aid. ?

 

Latest Developments

22/05/2019

No significant recent humanitarian developments. This country is being monitored by our analysis team.