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Iran - Floods

- ECHO Daily flash of 12/03/2020

  • Heavy rain has been affecting south-west Iran since 24 February, triggering widespread floods, across Lorestan and Khuzestan provinces.
  • According to UN OCHA, more than 320 people were displaced, while approximately 24,000 people from Nurabad, Memulan and Poldakhtar cities (Lorestan Province) are affected. About 617 km of roads and 332 bridges have been damaged in Lorestan, leaving more than 58 villages isolated.
  • There is concern regarding the risk of waterborne diseases, disruption to schooling and livelihoods especially with the ongoing Coronavirus and desert locust outbreaks. The European Commission's Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated on 25 February, and provided 7 satellite maps of the affected areas.

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