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12 Feb 2018 description

By Denis McClean

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 February 2018 - Just five months after the September earthquakes which completely destroyed 60,000 homes, more than 30,000 have been rebuilt by affected families provided with cash and technical assistance from the Mexican authorities.

In a first for Mexico, the authorities restored hope to affected communities across seven states, by issuing a total of 170,000 debit cards which allowed each family to draw up to US$8,000 to rebuild or repair their homes, in the first such experiment by the Mexican government.

31 Jan 2018 description


  • Following the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) retaking of alQaim in western Anbar on 03 December, Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi announced 10 December as a national holiday, Victory Day, celebrating ISF’s removal of the last Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stronghold in Iraq.

  • In November, WFP assisted 754,000 Iraqis governorates through the emergency operation and 57,000 Syrian refugees as part of the regional response. Additionally it distributed Immediate Response Rations to 71,000 people.

24 Jan 2018 description

This report evaluates the impact of the natural disasters and extreme weather events that occurred worldwide during 2017 and provides an overview of global economic losses.

19 Jan 2018 description

Feature: Philippines

As many as 790,000 people were displaced between 16 and 28 December in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, XIII and MIMAROPA due to Tropical Storm Urduja/Kai-Tak which made landfall in the Philippines on 12 December and exited on 19 December. A total of 418,000 people stayed in evacuation centres, while 372,000 people stayed with families and friends. As of 28 December, all evacuees had returned home (DROMIC, 4 Jan 2018).

26 Dec 2017 description

As host to some of the world’s biggest emergencies, the Eastern Mediterranean Region carries the largest burden of people in need of aid, with more than 76 million people directly or indirectly affected by political conflict, environmental threats, and natural disasters.

25 Dec 2017 description

Fifty thousand relief booklets have been distributed by IRCS among earthquake affected people located in the province of Kermanshah and cash contribution will be donated from the public donations by IRCS to the families who have lost their familiy’s members during the earthquake.

Up to now, about IRR 600 billion of cash donation has been transferred to the IRCS bank account number in favor of the earthquake affected in Kermanshah province on Sunday, 12th November 2017. In addition to, the Iranian people provided the IRCS relief bases with 20.000 tons of food items.

20 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • An earthquake in north-eastern Iraq on 12 November reached 7.3 on the Richter scale. UNICEF provided technical support to needs assessments in affected areas with specific focus on education and WASH.

20 Dec 2017 description

East Asia and Pacific

Affected areas: Aceh, Bali, Central Java, East Java, Lombok and North Sumatra
Cause of displacement: Disaster
Figures: More than 102,000 new displacements between 25 November and 13 December


11 Dec 2017 description

The Iranian Red Crescent Society has provided nearly 21,000 health, medical and rehabilitation services to the earthquake victims in the province of Kermanshah.

These services, estimated at about 20,997 cases, include patient visits, medical emergencies, pregnancy services to pregnant women, physiotherapy and technical orthopedics.

The Iranian Red Crescent Society has been providing emergency services to earthquake victims since November 16.

08 Dec 2017 description


  • Humanitarian community responds rapidly to earthquake affected areas of northeastern Iraq.

  • Some 16,500 people displaced locally or to camps in Anbar, Salah Al-Din and Ninewa since 26 October military operations.

  • Towns in Hawiga report return of 80 percent of pre-2014 populations.

  • UXO hazard decontamination needed.

  • Humanitarian access constraints in northern Iraq hamper delivery of humanitarian services.

01 Dec 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 12 November, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit the northern border region between Iran and Iraq.

• The earthquake hit at 21:18 local time (18:18 GMT) about 30 miles (19 km) southwest of Halabja, near the northeastern border with Iran.

• The earthquake occurred at a relatively shallow depth of 33.9 km (21.06 miles), and tremors were felt in Turkey, Israel, Kuwait, and the Gulf.

30 Nov 2017 description

Iraq has endured years of disastrous conflict. Since 2014, 5.3 million children and adults in Iraq have been forced to leave their homes and seek shelter from the fighting. More than 2.2 million people have now returned home but years of conflict have severely impacted the health sector and the needs are great.

As the last remaining cities are re-taken from the IS, more and more people are returning home. MSF has observed an increased number of families leaving the camps.

30 Nov 2017 description

- Despite the earthquake that shook northeast Iraq on November 12 and the protracted displacement situation across the country, markets have been mostly able to respond to the demand fluctuations and food price volatility.
- Food prices decreased by 1% across the country, but markets keep showing lower integration than in the summer.
- Prices in Kirkuk show extreme behaviour, but the overall costs of the minimum food basket decreased by 6% after months of surge.

30 Nov 2017 description

- European Union Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) releases an additional 7 million Euros to support the continuity of emergency trauma and essential lifesaving primary and secondary health care services for people affected by conflict in Iraq.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) airlifted trauma kits and medical supplies to support the treatment of over 550 injured by the earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region. The supplies, enough to provide surgical care for up to 4000 trauma patients, were delivered to hospitals and other health facilities.

29 Nov 2017 description

Tehran, 29 November 2017 – A major plan announced today will dramatically expand support to survivors of the 12 November earthquake that claimed 444 lives and injured more than 9,000 people in north-west Iran.

The joint operational plan between the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) targets 200,000 people worst-affected by the magnitude 7.3 earthquake, which struck Kermanshah province, near the border with Iraq.

29 Nov 2017 description

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

29 Nov 2017 description



Affected areas Kermanshah province
Cause of displacement Disaster
Figures More than 70,000 new displacements between 12 and 14 November