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Iran (Islamic Republic Of)Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

General Information

Iran (Islamic Republic Of) Formal Name: The Islamic Republic of Iran
Iran is a county in southwest Asia, country of mountains and deserts, neighboring Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Armenia on the north, Afghanistan and Pakistan on the east, and Turkey and Iraq on the west. Tehran is the capital. It holds one of the largest oil and gas reserves in the world. Official language of Iran is Persian.

Overview of Disasters

Iran is prone to Earthquake, flood, storm, landslide and drought.

Recent Major Disasters

Landslide (March 2000)

On 7 March 2000, a major landslide involving an area of 15 ha occurred in the Bayil zone of the Sabayil district, south of Baku city center. The landslide in the Bayil slope destroyed dozens of shops, apartments and gas stations. After the incident, it was decided to move roughly 300 families from this territory.

Landslide (March 2000)

On 7 March 2000, a major landslide involving an area of 15 ha occurred in the Bayil zone of the Sabayil district, south of Baku city center. The landslide in the Bayil slope destroyed dozens of shops, apartments and gas stations. After the incident, it was decided to move roughly 300 families from this territory.

Landslide (March 2000)

On 7 March 2000, a major landslide involving an area of 15 ha occurred in the Bayil zone of the Sabayil district, south of Baku city center. The landslide in the Bayil slope destroyed dozens of shops, apartments and gas stations. After the incident, it was decided to move roughly 300 families from this territory.

Organization

Organization Chart Click Here The National Disaster Management Organization (NDMO) was established in 2008.
The High Council for Disaster Management is chaired by the President and its members consist of relevant Ministers, Mayor of Tehran, Commander of Armed Forces, one of the deputies of the Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, First deputy of the Judiciary, Heads of Management and Planning Organization, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Corporation, Head of Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran, care taker of the Imam Khomeini Relief Committee, Head of State Meteorological Organization, Head of Housing Foundation of the Islamic Revolution, as well as the Head of the NDMO.
The NDMO is affiliated to the Ministry of Interior and chaired by Interior Deputy Minister.

Plan

Integrated National Disaster Management Plan -Executive Summary (2002) presents the objectives, structure and phases of the plan, and provides safety checklists for national, regional and local major development projects.

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