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Iran leader approves tapping sovereign fund for flood relief

"Using the National Development Fund is authorized if no other sources are available," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a letter to President Hassan Rouhani read out on Monday on state television.

By REUTERS
15/04/2019
Iran says recent floods caused up to $2.5 billion in damage

The flooding, which began on March 19, has killed 76 people and forced more than 220,000 people into emergency shelters.

By REUTERS
14/04/2019
An aerial view of flooding in Golestan province, Iran March 27, 2019
The IRGC is fighting Iran’s floods, trying to improve its image

But at home the real message of having the IRGC fight floods is to show the people that the IRGC is relevant.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is seen during his visit after flooding in Golestan province
Iran orders 70 villages evacuated due to flood risk

Floods have affected at least 23 out of Iran’s 31 provinces since heavy downpours began on March 19.

By REUTERS
02/04/2019
An aerial view of flooding in Golestan province, Iran March 27, 2019
Zarif: U.S. sanctions slow flood aid, 'economic terrorism'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet that US sanctions were "impeding aid efforts by #IranianRedCrescent to all communities devastated by unprecedented floods."

By REUTERS
02/04/2019
An aerial view of flooding in Golestan province, Iran March 27, 2019
Iran faces massive crises over flooding

The extent of the crises in Iran took days to reach Iranian media, likely because of government attempts to censure some of the disaster.

Afghanistan flood death toll at 17, worsening already desperate situation

More than 500 houses were destroyed.

By REUTERS
30/03/2019
A man tries to cross a flooded road damaged by Cyclone Gonu near Jusk seaport, 2,000 km
Unprecedented flooding hits Iranian capital of Tehran

Rouhani’s hardline rivals have accused the government of doing too little, too late.

By REUTERS
27/03/2019
A man tries to cross a flooded road damaged by Cyclone Gonu near Jusk seaport, 2,000 km
Iran bans third-party aid assisting flood victims

With the IRGC now leading efforts to deal with the flood’s aftermath, the national emergency has illustrated cleavages in the government’s ability to respond to a natural disaster.

A man tries to cross a flooded road damaged by Cyclone Gonu near Jusk seaport, 2,000 km
Massive floods in northern Iran force military response

The floods illustrate the failure of Iran’s civilian authorities to handle natural disasters and the competition between military, local government and the IRGC.

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