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22 Nov 2014 description
report Kuwait News Agency

VAN, Turkey, Nov 21 (KUNA) -- International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) Chairman and Amiri Diwan's Advisor Abdullah Al-Maatouq on Friday opened the Kuwaiti-funded "Humanitarian Leader" village in the eastern Turkish city of Van.

In 2011, a destructive earthquake hit the city, located on the eastern shore of Lake Van. It has a long history as a major urban area.

07 May 2013 description

Period covered by this Final Report: 26 October 2011 to 14 November 2012

Appeal target: CHF 9,402,445

Appeal coverage: Up to 31st January 2013 the level of the appeal coverage has reached 84 per cent through cash and in-kind contributions.

A final financial report is now available and is to the Final report for Turkey: Van Earthquake operation (MDRTR002). There is a final balance of CHF 64,581 which would be allocated to the DM project. Please note that the final balance is pending the clearing of audit fees.

08 Apr 2013 description

New York—Innovative mobile technology can help save lives when conflicts and disasters strike in emerging countries, according to experts at a high-level event held in New York today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations.

Recent disasters have demonstrated that the Government of Turkey and Turkcell –a leading communications and technology company in Turkey– are helping to lead the way in this important area.

21 Feb 2013 description

The TRCS which has been delivering relief to the people in needs regardless of race, religion, language, gender and nation for 145 years, has responded to the hundreds disasters, relieved hundreds and thousands people wounds in the year of 2012. While TRCS has been responding various earthquake, fire, flood, landslide and etc taking place in various region of Turkey In particular Van Earthquake Humanitarian Relief Operation, at the same time, TRCS initiated a lot of humanitarian relief operation in abroad in particular in Syria, in Somalia, Gaza and Myanmar.

08 Feb 2013 description

Period covered by this Preliminary Final Report: 26 October 2011 to 14 November 2012

Appeal target: CHF 9,402,445

Appeal coverage: Up to 31st January 2013 the level of the appeal coverage has reached 84 per cent through cash and in-kind contributions.

Appeal history:

· This Emergency Appeal was launched on a preliminary basis on 26th October 2011 for CHF 10,421,025 for the period of nine months to assist 10,000 households (50,000 beneficiaries).

14 Dec 2012 description
report ShelterBox

This year ShelterBox conducted monitoring and evaluation programmes, which involved returning to countries where ShelterBox had deployed aid in response to major disasters.

Each programme collated information to assess effectiveness and improve ShelterBox's speed of delivery and overall standard of response in the future. Teams returned to Thailand and Turkey, countries affected by flooding and earthquakes, to speak to beneficiaries, interview in-country partners and assess the condition of the tents in the disaster-hit areas.

Flooding in Thailand

27 Jul 2012 description

Officials are moving quickly to rebuild the cities and towns destroyed in last year's earthquake in eastern Turkey, but they can't restore the Kurds' fractured family and community ties.

Read the full article in the Christian Science Monitor.

18 Jul 2012 description

A summary of news and reports from the field staff and interns of GHNI, Geneva Switzerland.

AFGHANISTAN: HELPING FARMERS TOWARDS SELF SUSTAINABILITY

GHNI’s Project Manager reports: “Oribigud Village was facing water shortages both for irrigation and household use. The line from the mountain spring to the village was broken and the water that ran through the channel was insufficient to reach the village in the fall. However, this water line was just fixed, bringing water to the village.”

BURKINA FASO: NEW VILLAGE TCD WORK LAUNCHED

02 Jul 2012 description

Period covered by this Ops Up date: May-June 2012

  1. GENERAL SITUATION

The Turkish Red Crescent, immediately after having been informed of the disaster, alarmed all its units over the country and established its Crisis Management Desks in the Disaster Management Centre (HQ) (Ankara), the Northern Anatolia (Erzurum), the South-eastern Anatolia (Elazığ), the Eastern Anatolia (Muş), the Mediterranean (Adana), and the Eagan (İzmir) Regional Disaster Management Centres and Sivas and Diyarbakir Local Disaster Management Centres.

18 Jun 2012 description
report World Bank

New study shows how active disaster risk management reduces losses and protects communities

LOS CABOS, MEXICO, June 16, 2012 - The leaders of the world’s largest economies, meeting at the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, have highlighted the importance of disaster risk management as an integral part of development policy to reflect their concern about the dramatic increase in losses from natural disasters in both developed and developing countries.

05 Jun 2012 description

Period covered by this Operations Update: 26 October 2011 to 26 April 2012. This update represents a six-month summary of the operation (cumulative narrative and financial).

Appeal target (current): CHF 9,402,445.

Appeal coverage: Up to 26th May 2012 the level of the appeal coverage has reached 84 %, through firm cash pledges and confirmed in-kind contributions.

Appeal history:

30 May 2012 description

OVERVIEW: EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS

Earthquakes, as well as the tsunamis, fires, and landslides that can occur in their wake, can devastate communities in a matter of seconds—destroying homes and infrastructure; disrupting water, food, and electricity supplies; and damaging local economies. According to data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), earthquakes worldwide have resulted in the death of nearly 500,000 people in the past decade.

11 May 2012 description

1. GENERAL SITUATION

The Turkish Red Crescent, immediately after having been informed of the disaster, alarmed all its units over the country and established its Crisis Management Desks in the Disaster Management Center (HQ) (Ankara), the Northern Anatolia (Erzurum), the South-eastern Anatolia (Elazığ), the Eastern Anatolia (Muş), the Mediterranean (Adana), and the Eagan (İzmir) Regional Disaster Management Centres and Sivas and Diyarbakir Local Disaster Management Centres.

30 Apr 2012 description

This report covers the period from 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2011.

Programme summary

19 Apr 2012 description
report Doctors Worldwide

Doctors Worldwide Turkey completed the first step of its psychosocial support project in the province of Van from April 5th to April 11th 2012. The targeted beneficiaries of this project were children who have been deeply affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck this eastern region of Turkey last October. 3 psychologists volunteered to be part of this project and joined the DWWT medical team of our Mobile Clinic Project which has been providing healthcare for 4 months in 13 villages located in rural areas.

13 Apr 2012 description
  1. OVERALL SITUATION:

The Turkish Red Crescent, immediately after having been informed of the disaster, alarmed all its units over the country and established its Crisis Management Desks in the Disaster Management Center (HQ) (Ankara), the Northern Anatolia (Erzurum), the South-eastern Anatolia (Elazığ), the Eastern Anatolia (Muş), the Mediterranean (Adana), and the Eagan (İzmir) Regional Disaster Management Centres and Sivas and Diyarbakir Local Disaster Management Centres.

20 Mar 2012 description

It is a quiet afternoon in Selimbey, one of the many deserted districts in the outskirts of Van in south-east Turkey, which is still recovering from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that shook the city in October 2011.

10 Feb 2012 description
report British Red Cross

On 23 October 2011, Turkey was a struck by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, affecting 650,000 people. In total, 644 people died and a further 2,500 were injured or hospitalised. Since October, the British Red Cross Turkey Earthquake Appeal has raised over £190,000 to help survivors. The appeal has now closed, but donations will continue to help the Turkish Red Crescent support survivors.

Without home but not without hope