Tehran is experiencing damages to about 1,900 Iranian cities and villages that have been affected by floods and exceptionally heavy rains since March 19, 2019.
The weather engineered disaster, which has so far killed 62 people, has left aid agencies struggling to cope and seen 86,000 people moved to emergency shelters.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have released around 500,000 Swiss francs ($500,000) as cash grants for 3,000 Iranian families who have lost homes and livelihoods in the floods.
The head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards reiterated that the forces “were using all their power” to minimize damages in oil-rich southwestern Khuzestan province.
Iranian oil and gas drilling companies and other energy firms have been assisting rescue efforts in flooded areas, using pumps to remove water.
As flood waters continue to submerge villages, the government said it had deployed more mobile medical units to southern provinces. Around 1,000 people have been airlifted by emergency helicopters to safety in recent days.
The government has assured citizens, and especially flood-affected farmers, that all losses will be compensated.
Early estimates put agriculture sector losses at 47 trillion rials (about $350 million), the head of the Agriculture Ministry’s crisis management, Mohammad Mousavi was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.
Iran’s operating budget is already stretched under U.S. sanctions on energy and banking sectors that have halved its oil exports and restricted access to some revenues abroad.
Rising water, mudslides and rock slide have blocked 36 roads across the country. Many flights and trains have been affected.
President Hassan Rouhani, whom critics have accused of mismanaging the response to the disaster, said on Wednesday the sanctions were also hampering aid efforts.
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