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18 Nov 2017 description

Following the recent 7.3 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter in Halabjah, northeastern part of Iraq close to the border with Iran on 12 November 2017. The earthquake caused massive damage to the province of Kermanshah in Iran with more than 500 lives were lost and thousands of injuries including damage to basic infrastructure and houses.

18 Nov 2017 description

Islamabad, Nov 18, IRNA -- Pakistan Air Force C-130 plane carrying relief assistance for the affectees of the deadly earthquake that struck western Iran on November 12 landed at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran.

Pakistani ambassador to Iran Asif Ali Khan Durrani along with the staff of Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran received the aid. This is the first consignment of aid by any country to Iran, Pakistani officials said.

17 Nov 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates IDP camps in Qasr e-shirine, Kermanshah province, as detected using a Pleiades image acquired on 15 November 2017.

17 Nov 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of IDP shelters in Sarpol-e-Zahab, Kermanshah,
Iran. Analyses conducted by UNITAR-UNOSAT and the Iranian Space Agency, using images acquired on 16 November and 14 November 2017 respectively, show a number of people gathering sites spread across the city. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

17 Nov 2017 description
  • As of 17 November, media reported that the death toll of 530 casualties caused by the strong earthquake (magnitude 7.3 M, depth 23 km) that hit Kermanshah Province in Iran on 12 November, remain unchanged (mainly in Kermanshah). In addition, as of the same date, media reported that the number of injured has mounted to 9 397, more than 12 000 buildings and have been damaged in eight cities and 526 villages were severely affected, mainly in Iran.

16 Nov 2017 description

16 November 2017, Cairo, Egypt - WHO has airlifted trauma kits and medical supplies to the Islamic Republic of Iran to support the treatment of thousands people injured as a result of the recent earthquake in the Islamic Republic of Iran-Iraq border region.

16 Nov 2017 description
report Caritas Australia

The Caritas network is responding to the relief effort in Iran and Iraq, after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Middle Eastern countries on Sunday 12 November.

Iran’s province of Kermanshah has been heavily affected by the earthquake, with over 530 people dead and over 8,000 people injured. In Iraq, there has been close to 10 fatalities, with over 500 people injured. Most of those affected by the earthquake in Iraq are located in the Darbandikhan region.

15 Nov 2017 description

Tehran, Nov 15, IRNA – The latest reports released on Wedesday on the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Kermanshah Province, western Iran, on Sunday (Nov 12) night, said that it has so far claimed at least 432 lives and injured over 9,388 others.

The fatal quake occurred at 21:48 hour local time (18:18 GMT). The epicenter of the quake was registered at 34.86 degrees latitude and 45.9 degrees longitude, at the depth of 11km, a shallow depth that can cause tremendous damage, in Ezgeleh region in Kermanshah Province.

15 Nov 2017 description

By David Singh

Geneva, 15 November, 2017- The collapse of some state-built homes in Sunday’s earthquake in western Iran was evidence of corruption, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told a cabinet meeting today, according to state media. 

The 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit western Iran as well as northeast Iraq on 12 October 2017, and has claimed over 450 lives and injured close to 7,700 people. 

15 Nov 2017 description

Overview of Migrant Situation in Turkey

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3,5 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking for the international protection.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Finnish Red Cross

A severe, 7.3 magnitude earthquake has caused widespread devastation in the border regions of Iran and Iraq.

Following the earthquake on Sunday evening, volunteers from the Red Crescent societies of both Iran and Iraq have been providing assistance in searching for victims and conducting rescue operations.

The epicentre of the earthquake was located south of the city of Halabja, in Iraqi Kurdistan. The earthquake caused the most damage in Iran, where, according to the Iranian Red Crescent, at least 328 people were killed and another 3,950 were injured.

15 Nov 2017 description
  • As of 15 November, local media reported that the earthquake that hit close to the border between Iran and Iraq on 12 November has so far claimed at least 530 lives (most of them in Kermanshah, Iran) and 7 370 wounded people (of which at least 550 in Iraq). Houses and historical buildings have been damaged across eight cities, and 526 villages are severely affected.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Singapore Red Cross

Singapore, 14 November 2017 - In response to the earthquake that struck the border region between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will contribute USD$40,000 in humanitarian aid in the first instance - USD 20,000 towards each country. The contribution will enable the distribution of relief supplies, including food and shelter, and first aid service during the emergency phase. 

15 Nov 2017 description

Tehran, Nov 14, IRNA – A 4.3 earthquake on the richter scale rocked Qasr-e-Shirin city in Kermanshah Province on Tuesday evening.

The quake, occurring at 18:46 hours local time, was registered in Ezgeleh suburbs in Kermanshah Province.

Kermanshah Province has experienced over 200 aftershocks since Sunday night.

Tehran University's Seismographic Center said the 4.3 degree quake was registered 10 kms deep inside the ground.

The Sunday night quake has reportedly left 432 people dead and 7,817 others injured.

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14 Nov 2017 description

On the evening of 12 November, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in Kermanshah province with widespread damage reported across the province. Sar pol-e Zahab and Qasr-e Shirin are reported hardest hit. Early estimates indicate that over 400 lives have been lost and over 6,600 people were injured. Reports indicate that an estimated 70,000 people are in need of emergency shelter.

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