Zarif: Relief Ops Underway in SE Iran to Restore Livelihood in Flood-Hit Areas
- January, 14, 2020 - 10:28
- Society/Culture news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said rescue and relief operations are underway in the country’s southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan to help those affected by floods caused by heavy rains.
“Unprecedented floods are ravaging #Iran's Sistan & Baluchistan province, with significant human & material costs. Even as search and rescue ops continue, focus will be on restoring livelihoods. Our thoughts and prayers are with our affected compatriots,” Zarif tweeted late on Monday.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei ordered Iranian state-run bodies and non-governmental organizations to provide more aid to people affected by the flooding in several cities and villages in southern and southeastern Iran.
Sistan and Balouchestan has been affected in the most severe way due to record-breaking rainfall in years.
Flood poured into the two provinces inundating around 350 villages, interrupting the people live in the area.
Heavy rainfall over the last two days has caused seasonal rivers to flood into towns, causing extensive damage to infrastructures and people's homes.