Thursday , 25 April 2019

Environment

Floods Continue To Disrupt Road And Railway Traffic In Iran

Radiofarda – Following one month of floods in many parts of Iran, a new wave of torrents hit the southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan province, while the southwestern oil region continues to struggle with flood disruptions. The news website of the monopolized state-run national Radio and TV reported that flash flood waters from Afghanistan have entered Iran and diverted to Lake …

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Locusts Hit Iran’s Southern Provinces

Radiofarda – Iranian Plant Protection Organization (IPPO) warned on Thursday, April 18, that if the necessary budget for fighting desert locusts is not provided within two weeks, nothing could be done, and a locust breakout turns into a new crisis, alongside the flash floods. According to the government’s official news agency (IRNA), desert locusts from Saudi Arabia have penetrated the …

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12 Conservationists Detained Without Counsel in Iran’s Kurdistan Province

CHRI – Twelve of the 20 environmental conservationists arrested in Iran’s Kurdistan Province in January and February 2019 remain in detention centers run by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Ministry of Intelligence in the city of Sanandaj, the provincial capital, without access to legal counsel. A local conservationist identified the detainees as Farhad Mohammadi, Hadi Kamangar, Issa …

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University Of Tehran Conference To Discuss Role Of Technology In Natural Disasters Relief

PayvandNews – The University of Tehran’s science and technology park will host a conference on the role of technology in natural disasters relief on May 1, ISNA reported. Visit conference’s website The establishment of relief startup network, the role of science and technology parks and universities in natural disaster will be discussed during the conference and some new emerging technologies will …

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Saudi Arabia, UAE send emergency aid to Iran’s flood-stricken areas

Al-Arabia – The Saudi Red Crescent Authority, in coordination with the Emirates Red Crescent sent a relief plane to Tehran carrying 95 tons of humanitarian aid to support those affected by the floods in Iran. Last Friday, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced a joint initiative to help alleviate the suffering of Iranian citizens affected by the recent floods. On Wednesday, …

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Why Iranian authorities failed to minimize flood damage

Al-Monitor – Poor crisis management in the aftermath of the recent floods in Iran has highlighted the weaknesses of management in the country. In fact, deficiencies have become apparent on all levels — whether it’s crisis prevention and management, or lack of coordination and clarity of responsibilities among various state organs. But before discussing some of the shortcomings, it is …

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Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, A World Heritage Site, Unaffected By Flooding

PayvandN\ews – Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a UNESCO-registered ensemble in southwest Iran which is known as a ‘masterpiece of creative genius’, has not been affected by flash floods and heavy rainfall that stroke almost all of the country in the past weeks. “Fortunately, up to the moment, no major damage has been caused to the World Heritage site of Shushtar …

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Structures Built By Army And Police Intensified Deadly Flash Floods

Radiofarda – An barrier by the army as well as a leisure and entertainment complex recently built by police in the city of Shiraz have been singled out as factors that intensified the recent deadly flash floods in the ancient city, southern Iran. In its report on the deadly flood, the fact-finding committee of the city council of Shiraz says, …

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Iran’s Khamenei OKs Tapping Special Fund For Flood Relief As Last Resort

RFL/RE – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has approved drawing up to $2 billion from the country’s National Development Fund as a last resort for aid and reconstruction after catastrophic floods, state media reported on April 15.The government said on April 14 that the floods had caused an estimated $2.5 billion in damage to roads, bridges, homes, and farmland. …

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Iran Flood Damage Tops $7 Billion, As Khamenei Defers Special Funding

Radiofarda – Contrary to expectations, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has deferred allocating funds from reserves to deal with unprecedented flood damage in Iran. The head of Iran’s Central Bank had said April 8 that it will be impossible to deal with the disaster relying on the current budget and money must be withdrawn from the National Development Fund (NDF). …

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