Photo: Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran
8 April, 2019

Iran: floods

Snapshot

Unprecedented rainfall in March 2019 led to catastrophic flash flooding and landslides, initially in Golestan Province, and subsequently spreading further north and east. At least 23 of 31 provinces across Iran are affected and 70 deaths were reported.

The Iranian Red Crescent and IFRC will support 150,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by this disaster. Our operation will provide emergency shelter, livelihoods and basic needs, and services in protection, gender and inclusion. Red Crescent volunteers have already helped 257,000 people in need since the floods began.

IFRC Appeal

5.1 million Swiss francs needed
to provide urgent humanitarian support 150,000150,000

Our impact

The Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran and IFRC are responding to catastrophic flooding in Iran. We need your help to support up to 150,000 people in desperate need.

Key figures

150,000
people need urgent help

1,905
cities, villages and roads affected

5.1 million
Swiss francs appeal budget

1.86 million
active volunteers in Iran