An 5.6 earthquake struck in Zaqatala and Gakh in north-western Azerbaijan on 7 May 2012. Over 3,000 houses and public buildings were either destroyed or damaged. On 18 May, another earthquake with a 4.8 magnitude hit the region, causing more damage and destruction. More than 7,000 houses were either destroyed or damaged and more than 9,000 families had to be evacuated. (IFRC, 23 May 2012)
Frequent small- to mediumscale disasters occurred throughout the region in 2012.
Humanitarian partners in Tajikistan seek $492,969 to help Rasht Valley earthquake-affected people.
Kyrgyzstan at risk of food and energy crisis.
Over 7,000 ethnic Armenians fled Syria in 2012, but not all are seeking refugee status.
Year in review: small emergencies add up
Local government in western district says it lacks the funds to carry out repairs.
By Jamshid Bakhtiyar - Caucasus
CRS Issue 663, 5 Nov 12
A series of earthquakes and floods in recent years has left many houses close to collapse in western Azerbaijan’s Goranboy district. Residents say they cannot afford to repair their homes, or to move elsewhere.
After completing his visit to Zagatala District, President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Gakh District.
The President visited a new private house built for Abdulla Mammadov in the earthquake-affected Gulluk village of Gakh District. A. Mammadov’s previous house became unusable in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Azerbaijan’s north-western region in early May of this year.
After the disaster of the Azarbaiejan earthquake, the Red Crescent emergency Treatment teams had visited the affected areas and began to providing medical services.
in according to the report of Iranian Red Crescent public relation: 7248 people benefited by medical service, 3539 people profited by attendance service, 2768 people profited by deliberation services. Also in this term 2111 health service and 338 dietetics provided by these Red Crescent teams.
On 07 and 18 May, 2012 an earthquake struck Gakh, Zagatala, Sheki and Balakan districts of Azerbaijan Republic. As a result of the earthquake many constructions and private houses were damaged. In accordance with its mission and mandate the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society considered it necessary to provide relevant humanitarian assistance to people affected by the earthquake. For this purpose the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society conducted an assessment in Zagatala and Gakh districts.
In April – June 2012, the region received $15 million in humanitarian funding.
Figures on Uzbekistan’s and Tajikistan’s outgoing aid released by governments
Unusually high number of disasters hit the region
After a long winter, a series of disasters
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan hit by above-average number of disasters
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 1 / Trend M.Aliyev /
Zagatala, which in early May was hit by a strong earthquake, will have new homes built and delapidated homes restored, Azerbaijani Emergencies Minister Kamaladdin Heydarov told reporters on Friday.
He said houses that cannot be restored will be demolished and rebuilt.
Dr. Novruz Aslanov, president of Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society, deputy of parliament visited Zagatala region of Azerbaijan (North-West) on the 21st of May with the aim of rendering humanitarian aid to the victims. Experts of disaster preparedness and disaster response department of AzRCS participated in that visit too. During the visit Novruz Aslanov, president of AZRCS held a meeting with Mubariz Ahmadzadeh, head of Local Executive Authorities of Zagatala district and visited the families affected by the earthquake.
CHF 286,454 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 3,500 beneficiaries (700 families). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 21 /Trend K.Zarbaliyeva/
After the earthquakes in the Zagatala area, the State Commission for Emergency Situations conducted a survey of 5074buildings, deputy head of the regional executive body, chairman of the regional commission on emergency Elman Ramazanov said.
Ramazanov noted that during the inspection it was found that 1993 buildings are in an emergency situation and it was decided to rebuild them again.
19 May 2012, 11:34 (GMT+05:00)
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 19 /Trend K.Zarbaliyeva/
Two more earthquakes hit Zagatala region of Azerbaijan in the morning on Saturday.
Tremors were registered at 07:01 local time, 14 km from the district center, National Seismological Service told Trend. The second tremor occurred at 08:18 at the same place. There are no victims.
The earthquake hits Zagatala also on Friday. Tremors measuring 6 were registered at 19:45 local time 15 km south of the district center.
16 May 2012, 14:59 (GMT+05:00)
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 16 / Trend, I.Isabalayeva /
From May 16, secondary schools and kindergartens are temporarily closed in Zagatala region affected by the earthquake, first deputy chief executive of the region, the Emergency Situations Commission chairman Elman Ramazanov told Trend on Wednesday. Zagatala region is located in the north-west of Azerbaijan in 411 kilometres from Baku.
10 May 2012, 12:59 (GMT+05:00)
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 10 / Trend M. Aliyev /
An earthquake took place today severely damaging houses in Zagatala, the Azerbaijani Minister of Emergency Situations Kamaladdin Heydarov told media today.
"Today's earthquake caused more damage to the houses who had already been hit by previous tremors," the Minister said. He added that the full scale of destruction is still being determined. Heydarov said that about 20 million manat has been allocated to render first aid to people left without a home.
7 May 2012, 19:12 (GMT+05:00)
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 7 /Trend K.Zarbaliyeva/ Fifteen people were injured in the result of the earthquake in Zagatala.
Head of the Department of City District Central Hospital clinic Mammadrasul Teyyubov told Trend no one seriously injured in the result of the earthquake. Fifteen people appealed to the hospital after the earthquake. Most of them were injured during the unrest after the earthquake.
Head of the department said the first medical aid was given to the injured.