Two earthquakes with the magnitude of 6.2 and 6.3 on the Richter scale rocked north-western Iran's East Azerbaijan province on 11 Aug 2012, killing 306 people and severely damaging almost 12,000 houses. More than 157,000 people were affected. (IFRC, 18 Sep 2012).
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
The Manager of Nishabour Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution said: seven hundred and thirty-eight thousand two hundred and fifty million Rials credit have allocated for reconstruction and retrofitting of two thousand and five hundred Nishabour stricken by earthquake housing units by banking and Housing Foundation facilities. Khajehei expressed: the mentioned credit has been allocated for five thousand nine hundred and fifty-four housing unit.
The Governor of Ahar Township said: now, four thousand of housing units have been operated at rural regions of this township that these units have been undertaken Housing Foundation, Auxiliary Taskforce and many charitable and citizens of stricken by earthquake villages have enjoyed from services of system. Sediqi informed about opening of thirty development project at figure of different plans of development, agricultural and servicing at field of urban and rural field with one hundred and thirty Billion Rials.
04/17/2013 08:45 GMT
TEHRAN, April 17, 2013 (AFP) - A huge earthquake that struck Iran's rural southeast region killed one woman and injured more than two dozen other people, media reports Wednesday cited officials as saying.
"A woman was killed by a mountain landslide following the quake," Alireza Shahraki, governor of Khash city, was quoted by ISNA news agency as saying.
A large number of tents in the affected areas are dismantled and people are living either in the multifunctional transitional shelters or rural permanent residential units.
More than 11,400 rural permanent residential units are roofed in 103 days
The weather forecast illustrates 2 days of precipitation of rain or snow and the temperature of 9 to -3 centigrade for the next 5 days.
Tropical cyclone Evan hit Samoa and Fiji on 13 and 16 December. As a category 4 storm, Evan caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure on both islands. 3,500 people were evacuated to emergency shelters in Fiji. In Samoa 1,500 were evacuated and 2 killed.Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) made landfall in the southern Philippines on 4 December, carrying winds of up to 160 kilometres an hour.
Two August earthquakes left 100,000 homeless, and many remain living in unforgiving conditions as winter approaches.
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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.
Bajabaj village, Iran
As winter settles in on this remote province of Iran, a pair of earthquakes that devastated the area in mid-August will likely claim new lives.
The Aug. 11 quakes devastated the mud and mud-brick houses typical of this area. Of the 306 villages hit by the earthquakes, 65 were totally flattened, officials say.
The first snowfall of the year blanketed the earthquake affected areas raising the concerns and psychological pressure imposed by chain aftershocks.
The precipitation and cold weather significantly affected the speed of reconstruction.
An aftershock of 4.9 Ms hit the affected town of Varzaghan and surrounding villages on Friday 16 Nov. 2012.
Housing Foundation of Islamic Republic of Iran (HFIR)
Transitional shelter and resettlement programs accelerated and contributed significantly to reduction of the affected population under tents.
During the last 8 days, an approximate number of 2500 roofs is completed raising the figure of rural roofed permanent residential units to more than 7600 against total 9,500 above 60% damages rural residential units in 75 days.
The households who moved to their new houses receive household incentive packages.
Housing Foundation of Islamic Republic of Iran (HFIR)
Against 9,474 above 60% damaged rural residential units, 9,319 steel frames and confined masonry structures have been erected and 5,134 roofs completed in the first 67 days.
Total number of 5,493 multi-functional transitional shelters have been completed.
Total number of 4,967 livestock shelters have been completed.
A twin Earthquakes measuring 6.2 and 6 on the Richter scale shook north-western Iran, East Azerbaijan province on 11 August 2012. As per Tehran University’s Seismological Centre, The epicentre of the first earthquake was Owrang village located in Ahar city and epicentre of the second one was between Ali Abad and Zang Abad villages in Varzaghan city.
Number of aftershocks: More than 1,400 (based on International Institute for Seismology)
Number of cities affected: 5 (Varzaghan, Haris, Ahar, Tabri, caliber)
By MCC Staff
Sept. 12, 2012
AKRON, Pa. – Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is sending blankets and providing locally purchased temporary shelter supplies to Iranian people affected by twin earthquakes that shook East Azerbaijan province Aug. 11. Five cities and hundreds of villages were stricken. More than 150,000 people felt the impact; more than 300 died.
Funding shortfalls are undermining the ongoing humanitarian response in Pakistan, with aid agencies cutting critical life-saving assistance.
Needs in Syria increased to an estimated 2.5 million people and the number of refugees has doubled since July. Whilst humanitarian agencies have scaled up, these efforts are being undermined by funding shortfalls.
The government of Iran led the humanitarian response to two earthquakes that left 300 dead, 2600 njured and over 150,000 affected.
This bulletin is being issued for information of the earthquake took place in West Azerbaijan province of Islamic Republic of Iran and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. Although international appeal has not been launched for this disaster, direct international donations to IRCS are welcomed to support the ongoing operation.
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Two earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.4 and 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Northwest Iran, Eastern Azerbaijan Province on 11 August 2012. According to the reports of Seismological Centre of Tehran University, the epicenter of the first earthquake was Owrang village located in Ahar city and the epicenter of the second one was between Ali Abad and Zang Abad villages in Varzaghan city.
The devastating earthquakes have resulted in the death of 306 persons and injury of around 2,600 persons. The main destruction has been in the rural areas.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) dispatched emergency relief supplies to the Islamic Republic of Iran following earthquakes that struck the north-western part of the country this month.
Emergency goods, portable toilet-shower boxes, valued at 18 million JPY were locally procured by JICA. A handover ceremony was held at 17:00 (local time) on 22 August.
The ceremony was attended by Mr Kinichi Komano, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Iran, and Mr Yasuto Takeuchi, Chief Representative of JICA Iran Office.