[05 Feb 2014] Intl. Natural Disaster Congress in Tehran - English

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6TH International Congress on Health in Emergencies and Disasters in Tehran. Top professors and scientists in the area of disaster control and related fields from United States, France, Finland, Sweden and Norway attended the event to share their knowledge with Iranian counterparts and colleagues. The Congress analyzed the important role of health services including psychology after any disaster. The Head of Physical Rehabilitation Programs Health Unit at International Committee of Red Cross was at the event. He shared his professional opinion on Iran and its capability to manage disasters. Iranian professors at this event talked about response time in time of emergency. They said Iran needs to improve in this area. Recently two of Iran\'s Northern provinces were hit by heavy snow and as a result electricity was cut off. For a few days many people were trapped. The head of Iran National Disaster Management Organization used the opportunity to talk about the latest natural disaster in Iran and how it is being dealt with. According to officials 86 percent of Iran\'s urban population lives on earthquake fault lines and 70 percent of natural disaster damages during the past decades have been caused by floods.

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