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20 Nov 2017 description
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This map illustrates satellite-detected, potentially damaged structures in Ghara Belagh Azam area located to the Northwest of Sarpol-e-Zahab, Kermanshah province, Iran at about 50km from the 12 November 2017, 7.3M Halabjah earthquake mainshock epicentre. UNITARUNOSAT identified 412 potentially damaged structures from a comparative analysis of a postevent Pleiades satellite image acquired on 16 November 2017 and a pre-event WorldView-3 satellite image acquired on 24 July 2017. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field.

20 Nov 2017 description

Key Figures
- 987,648 IDPs in Ninewa (including as a result of the Mosul military operation)
- 109,398 IDPs currently displaced due to military operations in Hawiga (Kirkuk) and Shirqat (Salah al-Din)
- 67,134 IDPs currently displaced due to military operations in west Anbar
- 566,902 Individuals (119,175 households) currently enrolled in ASSIST, UNHCR’s assistance tracking tool
- 3 million IDPs since January 2014
- 262,758 Iraqi refugees hosted in countries in the region, with 29,965 Iraqis in camps in Hassakeh, Syria

20 Nov 2017 description

November 20, 2017, Vienna, Austria. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved an emergency assistance grant to support disaster relief operations for earthquake victims in IR Iran. The grant will be channeled through the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS).

19 Nov 2017 description

This bulletin is for information only and reflects the current situation

The situation

The deaths toll of the quake happened in the western part of Iran on Sunday Nov.12, 2017 remains the same as 436 with 7,817 injured. Sheltering emergency phase has been totally completed in affected cities and villages.

So far, 664 aftershocks in Kermanshah has been registered, the biggest of which is 4.7 on the Richter scale.

Iranian Red Crescent action

19 Nov 2017 description
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Erbil, Iraq, 19 November 2017 – In the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border last Sunday evening, the office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq scaled up its emergency intervention.

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; November 17, 2017:

On directives of the Prime Minister of Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has dispatched humanitarian relief assistance to the earthquake victim of Iran. A full load of C-130 plane carrying 12 tons of relief goods left to Tehran from Nur Khan Airbase on Friday afternoon. The shipment included 165 tents, 1050 blankets, 200 tarpaulin, 200 plastic mats, perishable items and other supplies. The relief consignment was handed over by NDMA team to Iranian officials at Tehran airport.

17 Nov 2017 description
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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.

17 Nov 2017 description

This bulletin is for information only and reflects the current situation.

The situation

The deaths toll of the recent earthquake in the western part of Iran on Sunday Nov.12, 2017 reached to 436 and left 7,817 injured. At least 15,000 residential units and 78 schools in 8 cities and 1,920 villages have been damaged.

The occurrence of 479 aftershocks in Kermanshah has been registered so far. The biggest aftershock registered is 4.1 Richter magnitudes.

Iranian Red Crescent action

16 Nov 2017 description
map UNOSAT

Based on the assessment of health facilities in the city of Darbandikhan (Sulaymaniyah province) using satellite Pléiades image (15/11/2017), no visible damage after the 7.3M earthquake of 12 November 2017 has been detected. World Health Organization, HealthSites.io and Open Street Map provided health facility baseline data. Note, only "superficial" damage, on the roof of the facility, could be detected.

16 Nov 2017 description
map UNOSAT

The city of Darbandikhan, in Sulaymaniyah province shows contained damage after the 7.3M earthquake of 12 November 2017. Two damaged buildings are visible as of 15 November 2017. The situation in Darbandikhan dam and Sirwan River as of 15 November 2017 is here reported.

16 Nov 2017 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society(IRCS) has installed 330 tents equipped with relief and food items for the affected families due to the earthquake that struck the areas of Darbandikhan and Halapcha in Sulaymaniyah governorate.

The IRCS has reported in a statement that the IRCS teams have installed 330 tents in collaboration with Turkish Red Crescent in order to shelter more than 300 families in the areas of Darbandikhan and Halapcha, these tents are equipped with food parcels and relief rations.

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 ACT Alliance

In the evening of Sunday 12 November 2017, the North-east of Iraq experienced an earthquake in the magnitude of approximately 7.2 – 7.5, according to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). The epicentre of this earthquake is located 32 kilometres from the city of Halabja. According to the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS), approximately 1,840,000 people live within 100km of the epicentre of this earthquake in both Iraq and Iran.