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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).

20 Jul 2009 description
report Operation Mercy

Operation Mercy was able to install nine water tanks to provide the inhabitants of the island off the Iranian coast with clean drinking water.

After the severe earthquake in September last year, Operation Mercy has been helping villages on Qeshm with water tanks, since clean drinking water could no longer be obtained. About 8000 people now benefit from the water tanks on the island that was just recovering after the 2005 earthquake.

Mohammad is a 12 year old boy who studies in the 5th grade in elementary school.

13 Dec 2008 description
report Operation Mercy

Hormozgan province in southern Iran is no stranger to disaster. After an earthquake in 2005 left a path of devastation across the province, another earthquake in September has caused additional damage to villages still struggling to recover.

With most aid going to the mainland, several villages on Qeshm Island have been left without clean drinking water, increasing the susceptability of disease. Operation Mercy is providing water tanks that will ensure clean water for more than 3,000 families. Village committees are erecting the foundations to ensure local participation.

13 Jan 2006 description

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

TEHRAN, 13 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - During 2005, Iran was on a rollercoaster ride of earthquakes, disasters, major political reshuffles and high-profile human rights cases.

31 Dec 2005 description

"This year has been a year like no other for humanitarian action, bracketed by devastating disasters, - the Indian Ocean Tsunami in the final days of 2004 and the South Asia earthquake of October 2005, on top of the worst hurricane season in living memory - and stretching all humanitarian agencies to their maximum capacity and beyond." (Introduction of Humanitarian Appeals 2006- 30 November 2005)

11 Dec 2005 description

As a follow up of the earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale which recently shook Qeshm Island in Hormozgan province, IRCS relief workers are still in the scene and doing their utmost to respond the need of the affected people. In this respect, IRCS provincial branch of Hormozgan distributed 74,151 tins of tuna fish, 46,700 tins of canned beans, 40,920 kgs of rice, 10,445 kgs of sugar, 16,836 kgs of edible oil, 5,986 kgs of pulses, and 1,133 kgs of tea.

02 Dec 2005 description
report Caritas

Vatican City, 2 December 2005 - Caritas Internationalis has launched an appeal for more than US$200,000 to support earthquake-battered communities on Qeshm Island in southern Iran. On 27 November, an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck the island (population 123,000), killing at least 10 people, injuring 200, and damaging some 4,000 houses, 2,500 of which were completely destroyed. The villages of Tunban and Gavazin were among the worst hit, while considerable damages were also reported in the villages of Turian, Karevan, Kushe, Ziran, and Tomsenety.

02 Dec 2005 description

Tehran, Dec 2, IRNA - The third earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale hit suburbs of Qeshm Island in southern Hormuzgan Province at 01:28 hours local time on Friday (2158 GMT) Thursday night.

The seismological base of Tehran University's Geophysics Institute registered the tremor in an area measuring 26.81 degrees in latitude and 56.03 degrees in longitude.

There are no immediate reports of any damage or casualty.

01 Dec 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0213

OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Qeshm Earthquake - Iran

30 Nov 2005 description

Seventh countrywide maneuver in response to earthquake and considering security as well as disaster preparedness was held at 10:14 hour local time in one of secondary schools (Farzanegan) in Tehran simultaneously with 110, 000 schools on Tue. 29 Nov. 2005

The Iranian Red Crescent Society s President, Dr. Noorbala and Head of Rescue and Relief Organization, Dr. Alamdari as well as head of International Seismological Center together with a number of high ranking officials and government authorities attended the aforesaid maneuver.

29 Nov 2005 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.

29 Nov 2005 description

TEHRAN, Nov 29 (Reuters) - As soon as the siren rings, the girls dive for cover under their desks.

Schoolchildren went through their annual drills across Iran on Tuesday to prepare for an earthquake, a necessary exercise in a country criss-crossed with lethal faultlines and where tens of thousands of people have been killed in earthquakes.

"They teach us here how to react and we teach our parents," said 14-year-old Atefeh Ebrahimi.

When the all-clear is given, they dash to their schoolmates playing wounded on the classroom floor to bandage them up and carry them off to …

29 Nov 2005 description

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake trembled the southern island of Qeshm in Hormozgan province on Monday afternoon at 13:53 pm local time (10:23 am GMT). The quake has reportedly lasted around 15 seconds and caused people to run out of their houses.

IRCS reports say there has been some damage to 17 villages at the destruction rate of 10% to 80%. Some 7 people have lost their lives and more than 39 are injured in the quake.

29 Nov 2005 description

An earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale hit surrounding areas of Qeshm in the Persian Gulf in southern Iran on Monday evening following two killer quakes that hit the coastal area and its neighboring villages on Sunday.

Iran's seismological bases registered the tremor at 20:45 local time (17:15 GMT).

There are no reports of damage or casualties caused by this latest tremor.

28 Nov 2005 description

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

28 Nov 2005 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.

28 Nov 2005 description

By Saeed Komeijani

QESHM ISLAND, Iran, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Aid workers handed out blankets and food on Monday to thousands of people on the Iranian Gulf island of Qeshm left homeless by an earthquake which destroyed a dozen villages and killed at least 10 people.

Sunday's tremor, with a magnitude of at least 5.9, injured scores more, stretching the capacity of the island's main hospital. Fearful of aftershocks, most of Qeshm's residents slept in cars, tents or in the open air overnight.

28 Nov 2005 description

Qeshm, Hormuzgan Prov., Nov 28, IRNA. The sixth aftershock shook this southern Iranian island in the Persian Gulf on Monday as death toll from a strong earthquake a day before rose to 10.

The new death toll came after the bodies of two more victims were found in the village of Ziranag which is one of the 12 worst-hit villages in the quake, Qeshm Governor Heydar Alishvandi said.

He said search was going on for several people who were reported to be missing. As many as 80 people were also wounded.

28 Nov 2005 description

Geneva, 28 November, 2005 - A powerful earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale has hit southern Iran, killing at least 13 people. The earthquake struck Gheshm Island and the city of Bandar Abbas at 13:53 local time on Sunday morning. Gheshm Island is a tourist destination and home to some 120,000 people.