UNICEF Iran Humanitarian Situation Report No. 1

01 January – 30 July 2021

Ms. Kazemi, a teacher in Malashiyeh area in the disadvantaged suburbs of Ahvaz, Iran, teaches the students who do not have access to the virtual learning, in a house.


  • As of July 2021, Iran has been hit by the fifth COVID-19 wave and the insurgence of the Delta variant of COVID-19, first found in India, in several provinces. The number of cities on ‘red alert’ has increased to 232 and the number of cities on ‘orange alert’ to 117, indicating a rising trend in infections amid continued low adherence to health protocols.
  • On 27th July The Iranian Ministry of Health reported that the death toll from COVID-19 in Iran has risen to 89,122 deaths (with 322 new deaths in the last 24 hours) and a total of 3,723,246 confirmed cases (with 31,814 new cases in the last 24 hours).
  • The 2021 HAC still has a funding gap of 89 per cent. Without sufficient funding, over 10,000 households will not have access to adequate nutritious foods, over 30,000 children will not receive the psychosocial support they need. 7,230 most vulnerable children will not have access to education, and 500 schools will not be able to ensure safe reopening. Additionally, 42,400 households are in dire need of social protection cash assistance to survive the secondary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
  • UNICEF Iran procured 2,258 of the planned 1 million COVID-19 diagnostic test kits, targeting 216,768 people; however further needs are covered by Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MoHME).



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