Iran – Floods Affect 8 Provinces After Heavy Rain

The Red Crescent in Iran reported flooding in 8 provinces of the country after days of heavy rain.

The city of Aghajari in Khuzestan Province, recorded 90mm of rain in 24 ours to 29 November, while the cities of Ilam in Ilam Province and Safiabad in Khuzestan Province both recorded 68mm of rain during the same period. Heavy rain also affected parts of neighbouring Iraq during this period.

In Iran, the Red Crescent Rescue and Relief Organization said it has provided assistance and relief to as many as 1,912 flood victims across 8 provinces over the past 3 days.

Areas affected are in the province of Ilam, Bushehr, Khuzestan, Fars, Qazvin, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Golestan and Lorestan. Over 50 houses were damaged and 263 people have been evacuated and provided temporary accommodation.

The Red Crescent have distributed relief supplies including food and blankets in Khuzestan, Bushehr, Ilam, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces.