#Iran – EU releases additional assistance following devastating floods

| April 15, 2019

At the request of Iran, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism was activated to help those affected by floods in the northern and south western parts of Iran. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “The EU is again providing concrete support to people in need and I would like to thank our participating countries for their swift offer of assistance. This action highlights the great extent of European solidarity with the people of Iran. Our thoughts remain with the brave responders on the ground and those affected by the floods. We stand ready to provide further assistance.” 

As an immediate response, until now the Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre has received offers of assistance from France, Czech Republic and Slovakia. The assistance offered includes kitchen sets, blankets, water pumps and waterproof tents which will be delivered in the coming days. The EU’s Copernicus satellite mapping service is also being used to provide detailed information on the damage caused by flood in the affected areas to help local authorities working on the ground. This assistance comes on top of the €1.2 million in emergency support provided by the EU to humanitarian partners already announced last week.

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Category: A Frontpage, Disasters, EU, European Commission, European Union Solidarity Fund, Iran