Around two million in need of humanitarian aid after Iran floods

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 15, 2019, 08.18 PM (IST)

Floods in Iran have left around two million people in need of humanitarian aid, the Red Crescent said on Monday.

At least 78 people died and over 1000 got injured in the disastrous floods.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies called the floods the "largest disaster to hit Iran in more than 15 years".

An estimated 10 million people across 2,000 cities and towns have been affected, with more than half a million displaced, it said.

"In all, more than 457,000 people have been reached by Red Crescent services," and emergency accommodation provided for 239,000.

The floods have caused serious damages to road, building and infrastructure. The transport minister said that around 14,000 kilometres of roads are damaged.

(With inputs from AFP)

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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies called the floods the 'largest disaster to hit Iran in more than 15 years.'