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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).

17 May 2011 description

Coinciding with the last day of the Red Crescent week, the Relief and Rescue Logistic Center was kicked off in south west of the country by attendance of the President of the Red Crescent Society, Dr. Faghih in Ahvaz, Kohouzestan province on 14 May 2011.

“Last year nearly 10, 420 earthquakes shook the country, out of which the number of 137 happened with the magnitude of more than 4 on the Richter scale” Dr. Faghih said.

31 May 2010 description

NAIROBI, 31 May 2010 (IRIN) - Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran and Pakistan top a new ranking of countries at "extreme risk" of experiencing natural disasters compiled by a global risk assessment company.

The Natural Disaster Risk Index (NDRI) released on 27 May by Maplecroft, ranks 229 countries according to the human impact of natural disasters in terms of deaths per annum and per million of population, plus the frequency of events as well as the likelihood of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, …

26 May 2010 description
report Maplecroft

Bangladesh, Indonesia and Iran have been rated as the nations most at risk from extreme weather and geophysical events according to a new study ranking 229 countries on their vulnerability to natural disasters.

The Natural Disasters Risk Index (NDRI), released by global risks advisory firm Maplecroft, has been developed to enable businesses and insurance companies to identify risks to international assets. It is calculated by measuring the human impact of natural disasters, in terms of deaths per annum and per million of population, plus the frequency of events over the last 30 years.

17 Jan 2010 description

17 Jan 2010 12:47:41 GMT

Source: Reuters

TEHRAN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Two earthquakes which struck in the same area of southwestern Iran overnight damaged about 150 houses, an official said on Sunday.

The quakes of magnitude 4.9 and 4.1 respectively occurred near the town of Andimeshk in Khuzestan province, the official IRNA news agency reported.

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