UNICEF has said 100,000 children have been excluded from education and thousands of children have been excluded from primary care due to recent floods in Iran.
The UNICEF report in a statement released on Friday, April 19th., quoting the statistics, highlighted the widespread damage of recent floods in Iran, adding that more than $ 9 million needed to provide children with essential assistance.
According to the report, the devastating flood in three-quarters of the provinces of Iran affects 10 million people, of which 2 million are severely damaged and 500 000 have become homeless, of which half are children.
In the first three weeks of April this year, flooding in northern, western and southern Iran caused at least 75 deaths and injured thousands of dollars.
More than 400 bridges have been washed away while 5,000 bridges have been damaged.
12,000 kilometers of roads have been damaged in Iran. According to Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development, most of the hit roads were built in water routes.
One of the reasons behind the extent of damages are years of construction in water routes and dried out rivers. It seems as though construction is carried out without planning and without the implementation of basic construction regulations.
Iran has announced that thus far, the total damage to its road infrastructure has been estimated at 2 trillion tomans.
The Ministry of Agriculture announced that until March 31, the damage to the agriculture of 12 provinces were more than 3,000 trillion tomans.
According to Iran’s Veterinary Organization, the floods have inflicted around 67 trillion tomans in damages to livestock, poultry and aquatic animals.
“Meanwhile, 700,000 broiler chickens, 2,000 livestock and 17 heavy livestock also died,” Alireza Rafieipour, the head of the organization added.
Contrary to the Mullahs’ Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that U.S. sanctions imposed were impeding aid efforts to flood-stricken towns and villages, The UNICEF also announced yesterday that it had received the first consignment of aid to the children of the flood-stricken children in Iran.