Severe rainfalls and flash floods hit most of the Iranian provinces affecting thousands of people on 16 March 2019, a widespread flooding began with flash floods and landslides in Golestan Province, subsequently spreading further north and east, causing extensive damage to people, livelihoods and infrastructure. At least 23 out of 31 provinces across Iran are affected. While the exact impact is still to be assessed, it is already apparent that the floods have caused extensive damages and suffering in villages, urban and rural areas. Further heavy rain is expected over the coming days which will likely worsen the situation.
Evacuation of a wounded person by Iran
Shelter; Livelihoods and basic Needs; and Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI). The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments