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Flooding in 27 cities and 65 villages

Hossein Derakhshan, the spokesperson of the Iranian Red Crescent Relief and Rescue Organisation announced that downpour in nine provinces of the country triggered flooding in 27 cities and 65 villages over two recent days.

Derakhshan stated that 27 cities and 65 villages in East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan, Zanjan, Kermanshah, Gilan, Lorestan, Mazandaran, Qazvin, and Hamedan provinces were influenced by heavy rainfall and 1,500 people were affected by the flood in these provinces.

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Earthquake rocks Mormouri again

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake, once more, rocked Mormouri region in the Iranian western province of Ilam at 17: 05 local time on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014. After the earthquake, 8 teams from the Iranian Red Crescent including 24 relief and rescue workers were immediately despatched to the scene to assess the situation and help needy people.

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Challenges for Resuming Normal Life After Earthquake: A Qualitative Study on Rural Areas of Iran

Findings showed that social uncertainty and confusion occurs as a result of negligence of some important social aspects in process of returning to the normal life. This issue, in turn, can greatly interrupt the normal developmental processes. Understanding the challenges of life recovery after disasters will help policy makers consider social rehabilitation as a key factor in facilitation of return to normal life process after earthquakes

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Iraq + 5 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Iraq Crisis (ECHO/-ME /BUD/2014/91000) Last update:07/10/2014 Version 5

AMOUNT: EUR 20 000 000


October 2014: modification n°4

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Western Iran quake injures 16

10/15/2014 - 19:30 GMT

A strong 5.6 earthquake rocked two cities in western Iran Wednesday, injuring at least 16 people but causing only minor damage to homes, US and Iranian sources said.

The quake occurred just after 5:00 pm (1330 GMT), with the epicentre 51 kilometres (32 miles) east of Dehloran in Ilam province, close to the border with Iraq, according to the US Geological Survey.

It hit at the relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres.

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Iranian Red Crescent to expand air rescue services

Head of Red Crescent Relief and Rescue Organisation, Dr. Pir Hossein Koulivand, announced the development of new relief and rescue equipments of the Iranian Red Crescent commensurate with the latest scientific changes and modern technology.

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Iraq: Gawilan multi-sector dashboard (as of May 2014)

GAWILAN is a temporary camp in Duhok Governorate, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). It opened on September 29, 2013 in response to the influx of refugees from Syria. As of August 26, 2014, it hosts 2,534 Syrian refugees. The camp is located 85 km north west of Erbil city and is managed by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) through the Development and Modification Centre (DMC)

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World + 42 others
Food Outlook - Biannual Report on Global Food Markets, October 2014

According to the latest edition of FAO's biannual Food Outlook report, global markets for most foodstuffs are more stable than they have been in recent years

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Afghanistan's unaccompanied children

War Child UK

Thousands of Afghan nationals, many of them unaccompanied children, make the arduous journey to Iran in search of work every year.

Most of them are forced to do so by a lack of economic opportunity.

The jobs that the children get are often dangerous, difficult, and illegal. Those caught working illegally are deported back to Afghanistan.

Children at risk

Deported children often find themselves housed in temporary transit camps along the border, alongside other unaccompanied children who've been displaced by insecurity.

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World + 69 others
CrisisWatch N°134 - 1 October 2014

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

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Mayor of Qom takes action

By Andy McElroy

INCHEON, 30 September 2014 – The Iranian City of Qom is providing a dynamic example of local leadership as consultations on the post-2015 international framework for disaster risk reduction identify the issue as a priority.

The Mayor of Qom, Mr. Mohamad Delbari, has taken a number of actions as he seeks to strengthen the resilience of his world-famous city as well as inspire other Iranian municipalities to reduce their disaster risk.

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Two Hundred and Fifty Housing Units Are Constructed at Dehloran Affected By Earthquake Regions

The Governor of Dehloran informed about construction of two hundred and fifty housing units at affected by earthquake regions at this township. Sabzi expressed: one thousand and eight hundred housing units were damaged at these regions due to earthquake. He added: two hundred and fifty housing units are requiring to complete reconstruction and one thousand and five hundred other units ought to be repaired.

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Italy + 7 others
Is the EU doing enough to prevent migrant deaths at sea?


By Kristy Siegfried

JOHANNESBURG, 19 September 2014 (IRIN) - The news that up to 850 lives were lost in the Mediterranean this past weekend as a result of five shipwrecks of boats carrying migrants has sparked a new round of calls for the European Union (EU) to take more responsibility for preventing deaths at sea.


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Reversing the “Silent Earthquake of the Century”

By Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative - Islamic Republic of Iran

Mr. Lewis recently visited Shahid Nasseri Refugee Camp near the city of Saveh in Markazi Province. He contributed this story based on what he observed.

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World + 24 others
Ten years after 2004 Tsunami, successful exercise demonstrates the efficiency of Indian Ocean Warning System

The Tsunami Warning System established under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO in the Indian Ocean following the December 2004 disaster is functioning effectively. This was demonstrated in a simulation exercise conducted on 9 and 10 September 2014, with the participation of 24 countries of the Indian Ocean Rim*.

According to the preliminary results of the simulated alert, all of the participating countries received timely tsunami advisory messages, and no delays were reported.

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Allocating More than One Thousand Three Hundred and Sixty Billion Rials Credit for Reconstruction of Mormori Affected By Earthquake Regions

Assistant of Reconstruction Affairs and Rural Housing at Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution informed about allocating of more than one thousand three hundred and sixty billion credits for reconstruction of Mormori affected by earthquake regions and said: The Government has allocated eight hundred and thirteen thousand billion two hundred and fifty million Rials credits for speedy of construction housing units at these regions.

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Head of Housing Foundation: Payment of Facilities In Regions Affected By Earthquake Has Begun

Head of Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution announced that payment of facilities is begun at Elam affected by earthquake regions as soon. Tabesh said: recent earthquake at Elam Province have differences with other earthquakes and any roof don’t fall and such that to be had fatal damage. He added: but due to urban houses had not suitable strucure and has damaged as figure of that is requiring to destroying and renovation.

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Australia + 1 other
Manus Island whistleblower describes 'filthy' conditions inside detention centre

By Andrew Greene and Benjamin Sveen Updated 6 Sep 2014, 10:53pmSat 6 Sep 2014, 10:53pm

A former detention centre guard says he is not surprised an asylum seeker has died from an infection he caught at Manus Island because he witnessed filthy living conditions inside the facility.

Hamid Kehazaei cut his foot at the detention centre about three weeks ago, developed septicaemia and was sent to Brisbane's Mater hospital.

The 24-year-old suffered a heart attack, and was later declared brain dead.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:


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The price of an education for Afghan refugees in Iran


Families brave xenophobia and economic woes to give their children the chance of a better future

Decades of subsistence farming have curved 65-year-old Isa’s spine and turned his cheeks a rich, leathery brown. The white-haired father of seven obtained legal refugee status in Iran over three decades ago, fleeing war and crushing poverty as the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Two political regimes later, Isa must still stay off the main road when he rides his motorbike to work.