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06 Dec 2012 description

An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 has hit South Khorasan province in Iran, killing at least eight people and injuring 12. As of 6 December, no further information on the impact is available. Typhoon Bopha has made landfall in the southern Philippines on 4 December, carrying winds of up to 160 kilometres an hour. More than 294,000 people have been affected in seven provinces, according to Government estimates. Severe rains have affected at least 6,500 people in Panama, prompting the Government of Panama to declare a state of emergency for the regions of La Chorrera, Capira and Colón.

03 Oct 2012 description

TALOQAN [ACTED News] - During the first six months of 2012, severe flooding, landslides, and earthquakes destroyed at least 4,126 houses in Takhar and Badakhshan provinces, in Northeast Afghanistan. This increased the vulnerability of thousands of families, already living in precarious conditions, which have no means of reliable shelter to protect them from the winter elements.

13 Aug 2012 description

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

This HIP's allocation of 4 MEUR from the food aid budget line could not be programmed and committed in the first half of 2012. It was decided to enable a transfer of 4 MEUR from the Food Aid Budget Line to the Humanitarian Aid Budget Line under the present HIP. The two reasons behind this change are the following:

23 Jul 2012 description
  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Humanitarian needs in Afghanistan continue to mount while financial resources to respond are declining, as reflected in funding to actions coordinated in the 2012 Consolidated Appeal (CAP) and contributions to the Emergency Response Fund. Funding shortfalls are most likely to affect internally displaced people (IDPs), chronically vulnerable people coping with the consequences of the harshest winter for 15 years, victims of sudden-onset and natural disasters, and communities exposed to communicable disease.

22 Jul 2012 description

Natural disaster incidents as recorded by OCHA field offices from 1 January - 30 June 2012

16 Jul 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Average GAM of 18% countrywide and a Southern region average of 29.5%

  • New displacements rise by 15 per cent in June

  • 75 people die in landslides after earthquakes

  • No ERF funding received to date in 2012, US$100,000 available to address emergencies. US$ 10 million requested.

Afghanistan malnutrition rates above emergency thresholds

22 Jun 2012 description

USGS Most important Earthquake Data

Magnitude: 1st- 5.4 Mb AND 2nd- 5.6 Mw UTC Time: 05:02:17AM, Monday, June 11th, 2012 AND 05:29:14AM, Monday, June 11th, 2012 Local time at epicenter: 09:32:17AM, Monday, June 11th, 2012 AND 09:59:14AM, Monday, June 11th, 2012 Depth (Hypocenter) : 49km (USGS) AND 31km (USGS)

18 Jun 2012 description

06/16/2012 14:10 GMT

KABUL, June 16, 2012 (AFP) - Afghan rescue teams have ended operations to recover the bodies of dozens of people killed in a landslide that followed earthquakes in the north of the country last week, an official said Saturday.

Two shallow tremors less than half an hour apart on Monday unleashed a deluge of rock and earth that smashed into the remote village of Mullah Jan in Baghlan province, burying as many as 71 people according to villagers.

14 Jun 2012 description

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Afghanistan field office. It covers the period from 11 to 13 June 2012.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

• Inter-Agency assessments are ongoing in the affected areas. Assessment revealed that 47 houses destroyed or damaged in three districts – Burka, Guzargahi Nur and Khost wa Firing.

• On 13 June, a PDMC was held to review progress in humanitarian response.

13 Jun 2012 description

06/13/2012 09:29 GMT

Mullah Jan, Afghanistan, June 13, 2012 (AFP) - An Afghan village where more than 70 people are believed to have been buried in an earthquake-triggered landslide could be declared a mass grave, an official said Wednesday.

Two shallow tremors less than half an hour apart on Monday unleashed a deluge of rock and earth that smashed into the remote village of Mullah Jan, in the mountainous Hindu Kush region.

13 Jun 2012 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • 20 houses destroyed in Jan Mohammad village in Burka district as a result of the earthquake on 11 June 2012. 71 people suspected to be missing

  • Two are confirmed dead and two others injured during the landslide that was caused by the earthquake.

  • Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) committed to provide food, emergency shelter, tents, blankets needs, first aid and psychosocial support to the affected families.

12 Jun 2012 description

06/12/2012 15:55 GMT

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, June 12, 2012 (AFP) - More than 70 people, most women and children, are feared dead after a landslide triggered by a double earthquake engulfed their Afghan village, officials said on Tuesday.

Two shallow quakes less than half an hour apart shook the mountainous Hindu Kush region Monday, starting a slide of earth and rock that smashed into a remote village, burying mudbrick houses to a depth of up to 100 metres (300 feet).