Headlines (last 30 days)
- Save the Children: Up to 9,000 children in need after devastating Albania earthquake. 29 Nov 2019
- IFRC: Red Cross teams providing assistance to earthquake survivors in Albania. 26 Nov 2019
Most read reports
- OCHA: Albania: Location Map (2019). 27 Sep 2019
- WHO: Health needs top priority after Albania’s devastating quake. 10 Dec 2019
- Save the Children: Albania: 9,000 children in need following devastating earthquake. 29 Nov 2019
- IFRC: Red Cross teams providing urgent medical assistance, food and water for earthquake survivors. 26 Nov 2019
- WAM: UAE airlifts life-saving supplies to earthquake victims in Albania. 9 Dec 2019
Tirana/Budapest/Geneva, 2 December 2019 – At least 4,000 people remain homeless nearly a week after a devastating 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Albania. The earthquake, which struck on 26 November, killed 51 people and directly affected 100,000 people, according to the Albanian Red Cross.
Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), in cooperation with Qatar Charity, responded urgently to the earthquake that struck several cities including Durres, Fura and Kavaya in Albania. Relief items such as beds, blankets, hot meals and food baskets, as well as winter blankets and winter clothes, were distributed to the earthquake victims.
Qatar’s Ambassador to Albania, HE Mr. Hamad bin Ali Al Marri, met with Mrs. Valbona Sako, Mayor of Durres Governorate, who thanked the State of Qatar and Qatar Charity for the support provided to the Republic of Albania.
- According to the Albanian authorities the death toll has reached 49. Almost 2,000 people are known to be temporarily accommodated in hotels and state buildings.
- Search and rescue (SAR) operations were officially declared terminated on Friday 29 November.
On 26 November, an earthquake severely hit Durres in Albania. Around 50 people died and more than 900 were injured. Many families have lost their homes. As a result, many people are crossing the border into neighbouring Kosovo, where they can find temporary shelters in camps. For instance, in one day, the border city of Gjakova welcomed over 200 people.
- The government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) will extend 300,000 USD in humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Albania which has suffered casualties and property damage caused by the 6.4-magnitude earthquake on November 26.
- The earthquake has left about 30 people dead and about 700 injured (as of November 27).
- As a responsible member of the international community, the ROK government will continue to expand humanitarian assistance to join global efforts to help countries and people to overcome losses from natural disasters.
ECHO Office: 1 Regional Information Officer
EUCP Team (28/11–ongoing), 6 members (NL, SE, FR, UK, DE): 1 team leader, 1 information manager, 1 USAR coordinator, 1 structural engineer and 2 TAST. The EUCPT is accompanied by 2 liaison officers (DG ECHO) and 2 UNDAC members.
European Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM): Medium Urban Search And RescueMUSAR (IT, European Civil Protection Pool-ECPP); MUSAR (RO, ECPP); MUSAR (GR); Structural Assessment Capacity (IT, ECPP); Structural Assessment Capacity (GR).
This preliminary Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 3 million Swiss francs on a preliminary basis to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Albanian Red Cross (ARC) to deliver direct assistance and support to 10,000 people for a period of 12 months and 50,000 people through community-based activities, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategy for implementation: Shelter; Livelihoods and basic needs; Health; Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI); Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and …
Following the earthquake that struck Albania on 26 November, EADRCC has received today (28 November 2019) a request for international assistance from that country.
The earthquake that occurred North-West of Tirana has caused loss of lives (more than 30 and the number is expected to increase) and a large number of wounded (more than 700). People remain trapped under collapsed structures and there is significant damage to infrastructure including residential areas and other facilities.
Children and families displaced by Tuesday's earthquake shelter in Durres.
As strong quakes and aftershocks continue in Albania, thousands of children and their families – some of whom saw their homes destroyed in Tuesday’s earthquake – need vital support, Save the Children warned today.
At least four children are among the 40 people known to have died and at least 675 people are wounded. Search and rescue missions are continuing and more victims are expected to be found in the rubble.
20,000 people including 9,000 children have been affected by earthquake.*
On Thursday, November 28, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents and sleeping pads) to the Republic of Albania, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the Republic of Albania following serious damages caused by the earthquake in the Republic of Albania.
The Government of Japan decided to provide emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view as well as in light of the friendly relationship between Japan and the Republic of Albania.
Rescue teams in Albania scrambled through mountains of rubble on November 28 in the hope of finding survivors of a powerful earthquake that claimed at least 40 lives.
Hundreds of people were preparing to spend a third night outside, sleeping in cars or in tents erected by charities, after the 6.4-magnitude earthquake -- the strongest in decades -- struck early on November 26 northwest of the capital, Tirana.
Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) delivered the first group of food packages and blankets to quake victims in the Albanian city of Durres following the 6.3-magnitude earthquake, which killed 20 people.
Also, 500 food packages and 500 blankets were distributed to hundreds of families in the Thumane district.
The food packages include rice, oil, beans, sugar, pasta, flour, and various products. A total of 3,000 food packages and 3,000 blankets will be provided to quake victims.
ABU DHABI, 27th November, 2019 (WAM) -- Through its humanitarian arm, the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, the UAE will provide emergency relief assistance worth AED13 million to the victims of the earthquake that struck Albania on 26th November, 2019.
The humanitarian assistance will be sent under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and monitoring of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the ERC.
In the early hours of the 26th of November, Albania was struck by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake of the port city of Durres, about 36 kilometers (22 miles) from the capital Tirana.
Durres and Kruja, Albania (November 27, 2019) – A 6.3 magnitude earthquake recently struck Albania mostly affecting the city of Durres and Kruja, and the village of Thumana, Kruje. Reportedly, the death toll stands at 31 with at least 650 people injured. Rescue efforts are currently underway as bodies are still being pulled from the rubble.
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Albania at 3:54 AM local time on 26 November 2019, centred 30 km (19 miles) west of Tirana, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). It was followed by a second one of 5.4 magnitude at 07:10 AM only a few hours later. The epicenter was around Durres (around 34 km northwest of Tirana). The earthquake caused several buildings to collapse in Durres, Thumane and the neighbouring towns.
At least 25 people have been killed and over 650 injured, according to official reports following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Albania which happened shortly before 04:00 local time on 26 November 2019.
Hundreds of citizens are receiving medical assistance at hospitals in Tirana, Durres, Lezha, Kurbin and Kruja. All health facilities are reportedly in good shape. A state of emergency has been declared for Durres and Tirana.
Tirana/Budapest/Geneva, 27 November 2019 – Red Cross and Red Crescent teams from across Europe have arrived in Albania to help the local Red Cross with rescue and relief efforts following yesterday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake near the capital Tirana.
- According to reports from the Albanian Ministry of Defence, at least 21 people have died in Durrës City and Thumanë Town following the 6.4 M earthquake on 26 November. More than 600 people are injured and 1,200 others were evacuated in Thumanë, Tiranë, Durrës, Krujë and Lezhë. Hundreds of buildings have partially or completely collapsed.
- Search and rescue operations are ongoing. Albanian Red Cross staff and volunteers are working alongside government response teams, to assist the affected population.
Save the Children stands ready to respond to the devastating earthquake that hit parts of Albania, in which at least two children have died and many more were injured. According to the latest numbers, 15 people lost their lives, more than 600 were wounded and some 157 buildings collapsed.
Anila Meco, Save the Children country director in Albania, said: