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- ECHO Daily flash of 22/07/2020

  • Since 14 July, severe rain affected different provinces of Iran, mainly in north and north-west of the country including North Khorasan, Golestan, Mazandaran, Gilan, Ardebil and East-Azerbaijan. Heavy rain led to flood in 4 provinces, several fatalities and damage have been reported.
  • Since the beginning of 2019, this flood is the fourth major flood affecting different provinces at the same time across the country.
  • The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) is on the ground to assess the situation of each of the provinces and provide assistance to the affected communities.
  • The response is challenged by the ongoing COVID-19 severe pandemic in the country, being the north provinces in red alert for the COVID-19 outbreak, evacuating the population and accommodating them in shared emergency temporary shelters, as a quick response for the affected households, represent a strong concern.

Emergency Response Coordination Centre, echo-ercc@ec.europa.eu, +32 229 21112