Aq-Qala -Six months after the flashfloods hit Aq-Qala, many families still live in tents. Aq-Qala is one of the towns of Golestan Province in northern Iran. They say they are not able to live in the tents for a long time. With the approach of the cold season, residents of Aq-Qala who live in tents will face more problems.
24 schools were destroyed by the floods. The government has not provided any assistance to rebuild the schools.
In Iran, however, the environment has been “massacred” like her people at the hands of the mullahs’ regime. The scale of destructions and damages caused by the devastating floods which has overrun most Iranians provinces in the beginning of the new Iranian year, attests to the destruction of Iran’s human and material resources by the mullahs.
Citing the European Commission, the United Nations estimated that at least 12 million citizens across Iran have been affected by the recent devastating floods. Eleven provinces are still grappling with the problems caused by floods and overflow of rivers. The European Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) says the incident has been the worst natural disaster happening in Iran in the past 15 years, affecting 2,000 cities and town in 31 provinces. ReliefWeb, the specialized digital service of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says two million people are in need of humanitarian aid and over half a million people have been displaced from their places of residence.
In the past 40 years, the clerical regime’s fraudulent agencies, particularly the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), have reaped huge profits through destruction of the environment and nature including by irregular construction of hundreds of dams and tunnels, diversion of the natural paths of rivers, confiscation and sale of lands on river banks, illegal blocking and construction in the natural paths of flood, deforestation to sell the woods and lands, etc.
They have done so without observing the basic rules essential to any construction. Consequently, they have left the people of Iran defenseless in the face of natural incidents.