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11 Jun 2018 description


The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) supports disaster response and preparedness activities in 20 countries by working closely with Humanitarian Coordinator’s (HC)/Resident Coordinator’s (RC) offices, OCHA Country Offices and Humanitarian Advisory Teams (HATs).

30 Sep 2010 description

Despite intensified sanctions on Iran, US-based nongovernmental organizations are trying to prove that they should be allowed to work in the country. The process is daunting enough that many groups give up.

By Ariel Zirulnick, Contributor / September 30, 2010


Iran temporarily stepped out of diplomatic isolation last week with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech to the UN General Assembly.

09 Aug 2005 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

08 Feb 2005 description

Researched, written and published by the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI

Paul Harvey

31 Dec 2004 description

“Bam is still alive”

By Margriet Blaauw, Psychosocial Officer

When arriving in Bam ten months after an earthquake destroyed almost the entire city, the first images are of total devastation: piles of stones and rubble, as far as the eye can see. An IFRC poster of a little girl playing hopscotch in front of a tent, between the ruins of what once used to be her home greets visitors with the message “Bam is still alive”.

11 Jun 2004 description

This document aims to highlight commonalities and trends in humanitarian needs and response, drawing examples where appropriate from specific situations where the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) takes place. It is not meant to be a condensed repetition of the 2004 CAP Mid-Year Reviews, each of which tells its own story and is the result of broad, inclusive, and intensive input from field offices and headquarters of appealing organisations.

02 Jun 2004 description

With the purpose of saving lives and to meet the immediate needs of the victims of the earthquake which led to the death of at least 35 people and injured 278 persons on Friday at 5:17 pm (13:47 GMT) in three provinces of Mazandaran, Qazvin, and Tehran, Iranian Red Crescent launched effective operations in the fields of rescue and relief since the wake of the disaster.

02 Jun 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.
In Brief

This Information Bulletin (no. 02/2004) is being issued for information only. The Federation is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.

The Situation

01 Jun 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA -2004/0084
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Iran - Baladeh Earthquake

31 May 2004 description

Teheran (dpa) - About 165 million dollars worth of damage was caused by an earthquake, which hit northern Iran Friday, the Iranian government estimated after a review of the quake-hit areas, the news agency IRNA reported Monday.

In a cabinet session chaired by President Mohammad Khatami on Sunday night, the "considerable financial damages'' to Mazandaran in the north and Qazvin in northwest were discussed and necessary decisions for compensation taken, IRNA said.

IRNA further reported Monday that there have been 208 aftershocks following Fridays quake in Baladeh, a town …

31 May 2004 description
report IRIN

TEHRAN, 31 May (IRIN) - The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has said that 35 people were killed and 278 injured in Friday's earthquake in northern Iran.

30 May 2004 description

Teheran (dpa) - Rescue operations in the quake areas in north and northwest Iran have partly finished, Khabar news network reported Sunday.

Bijan Daftari, of the Natural Disasters' headquarters at the interior ministry, told the network that rescue operations in the north-western Qazvin province have already concluded and all victims have been accommodated.

In Mazandaran province, rescue work will conclude later Sunday although the Caspian Sea road of Chalus must still be cleared of rocks which had fallen down from mountains following Friday's quake measuring 6.3 on the …

29 May 2004 description

On Friday 28th of May 2004 at 17:08 local time (12:38 UTC), an earthquake measuring 5.5 in Richter scale shook Northern and Central Iran. The earthquake that was also felt strongly in Tehran had a domain in several provinces including Mazandaran, Gilan, Ghazvin, Tehran, Ardabil and Zanjan. The epicentre has been in Baladeh, Mazandaran Province in a mountainous part 69 km north to Tehran in a depth of 27 kms and it was felt severely in a radius of 200 km.

29 May 2004 description
report IRIN

TEHRAN, 29 May 2004 (IRIN) - Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) rescue teams worked throughout the night following a violent earthquake which shook northern Iran on Friday, measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale.

29 May 2004 description

Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2004/0081
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Iran - Baladeh Earthquake
Occurred on 28 May 2004

29 May 2004 description

Map adapted from International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology  Internet site

28 May 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.