For almost two weeks, floods have devastated the poverty-stricken province of Sistan and Baluchestan in southeast Iran, causing an estimated one billion dollars worth of damage, with the local people not even able to afford food and water.
Recent seasonal rains in many southern provinces of Iran have created massive floods and rising water levels especially in the city of Ahvaz. State-run media outlets in Iran have so far reported the deaths of four women in ahospital in Ahvaz.
A garbage lot in Shar-e Rey, south of Tehran, has become very important to locals who earn money from sorting trash, with some being lucky enough to find something edible or valuable in with the rubbish.
The situation in Iran regarding unemployment is getting worse and worse and is one of the major points of contention with the people. The country’s economy is close to collapse and many people are unemployed, in particular, young people.
A few weeks ago, the Iranian education ministry has been tasked with managing all sectors of education until the end of the current academic year. Different factions of the Iranian regime have been in disagreement regarding the private and public sector within the educational system.
On October 7, the state-run Arman daily, quoting the Iranian regime’s Statistics Center and Pasteur Institute, wrote: “The food basket of a family in the month of September passed 8 million tomans (around $700) with an increase of 489 thousand tomans (around $42).”