Iran

Iran Earthquake Situation Report No.6

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Situation Report
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Iran - Earthquake
DHA-Geneva Situation Report No. 6
19 May 1997
I. SITUATION

1. The Disaster Task Force (DTF) has released preliminary information on the cost of damage caused by the earthquake. The total damage is estimated at Rials 300 billion (USD 100 million), broken down as follows:

Rials USD
Housing: 110 billion 36.7 million
Agricultural supplies: 40 billion 13.3 million
Education system: 50 billion 16.7 million
Electricity, roads, water supply systems: 70 billion 23.3 million
Health and others: 30 billion 10 million
Total 300 billion 100 million

No new figures have been released for human losses.

II. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE

2. In its meeting of 18 May 1997, the Cabinet of Ministers reviewed the relief operation and the rehabilitation and reconstruction requirements of the affected area. The Government is finalizing a reconstruction plan for the area to be initiated soon.

3. The relief operation continues in full force. The affected families have been issued ration books by the Iranian Red Crescent Society which entitle each family to receive basic food items as well as detergent/soap. So far, the following relief items have been distributed: 17,483 tents, 47,258 blankets, 6,625 heaters, 6,449 lanterns, 11,031 utensils, 30,905 jerry cans and 1,000 MT of food.

4. International assistance is continuing to arrive in the country. To date, 54 planes, carrying a total of 1,450 MT of relief items, have landed at Mashhad airport. The UN maintains a representative at Mashhad airport to assist the incoming relief flights.

5. A UN Team has been dispatched today to the disaster-affected area. The objectives of the mission are to review the relief operation and highlight any outstanding relief needs, and to identify the immediate requirements for health care, education, drinking water supply and agriculture (including irrigation). It is expected that the UN team will produce a joint project concept to be shared with the donor community for possible funding. The UN team is scheduled to return to Tehran on Thursday, 22 May 1997.

6. To date, the donations reported to the UN Resident Coordinator in Iran and to DHA Geneva by the international community in response to this disaster amount to over USD 10 million, including all channels (UN system, bilateral, IFRC/Red Cross/Crescent and NGO's). The breakdown of contributions is reflected in section III. below. In addition, the Governments of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt have sent relief cargo planes with unspecified values.

7. IFRC reports that there has, so far, been a very generous response in terms of cash and in-kind contributions to its appeal for CHF 12 million, with almost 70 per cent of the target met.

III. INTERNATIONAL PLEDGES AND CONTRIBUTIONS

UN SYSTEM

USD
DHA - Dispatch of an UNDAC team +++
- Emergency grant 50,000
- Unearmarked funds 30,000
FAO Essential agricultural inputs 110,000
UNDP Logistics support 200,000
UNFPA Medical supplies 100,000
UNHCR Plastic sheeting 100,000
UNICEF Medical and water/sanitation items 110,000
WFP Food supplies 200,000
WHO Medicines 50,650

IGO

ECHO ECU 800,000 through Medicins du Monde International:
Two medical teams with:
- 52mt of medicines, high protein biscuits, tents, surgical kits, etc.
909,090
OPEC Cash for local purchase of relief items through DHA 300,000

GOVERNMENTS

AUSTRALIA Cash AUD 200,000 156,200
BELGIUM Cash through Flemish Red Cross 285,000
CANADA Contribution through IFRC 120,000
DENMARK Cash through UNDP 35,000
Cash through IFRC - DKR 2,000,000 303,951
FINLAND Contribution through IFRC - FIM 669,660 128,780
FRANCE 39 MT of relief supplies +++
35 MT of relief supplies 260,000
GERMANY Cash Contribution through German Red Cross for relief goods (blankets,tents, water tanks) and transport - DM 599,100 346,300
GREECE 20mt of relief items 150,000
IRELAND Contribution through IFRC 115,000
ITALY -Relief goods from DHA Pisa Warehouse 130,000
- Emergency health kits from DHA Pisa Warehouse through DHA/WHO 112,000
- Cash through WHO 50,000
JAPAN - Bilateral cash grant 200,000
- Airlift of relief items,
including transport
- YEN 50,057,000 396,491
NETHERLANDS - NLG 100,000 through UNDP 51,200
- NLG 200,000 through DHA 102,500
- NLG 200,000 through Netherlands RC 102,500
- Transport of relief supplies from DHA Pisa Warehouse by
Royal Netherlands Air Force +++
NEW ZEALAND Cash - NZD 75,000 through DHA 52,000
NORWAY - NOK 7,500,000 through Norwegian Red Cross 1,059,300
- Relief supplies from the DHA Pisa Warehouse 25,200
- One UNDAC team member +++
PAKISTAN - Two airlifts with emergency relief items including medicine, tents, blankets. +++
REPUBLIC OF KOREA In-kind contribution (emergency relief items) 50,000
RUSSIAN FEDERATION Dispatch of two cargo aircraft with relief supplies (flour, tents, medicines) 270,000
SPAIN Air consignment of relief goods 150,000
SYRIA Two airlifts with medicine and powder milk and and three airlifts with food, blankets and tents +++
SWEDEN Cash SEK 1,000,000 Through IFRC for local procurement of tents and blankets 127,713
SWITZERLAND - Reconnaissance team +++
- CHF 290,000 for airlift of relief supplies:blankets, tents, clothes, etc.,through Swiss RC 200,000
UK - Cash for local purchase of relief supplies - GBP 100,000 through IRCS 161,290
- Provision of transport and associated costs for air consignment of relief goods by OXFAM - GBP 112,442 181,358
UAE Airlift of 80mt of tents, food and medicines +++
USA Cash through IFRC 100,000

NGOs

ASSOC. OF MEDICAL DOCTORS OF ASIA Dispatch of one AMDA Japan Team.
One WHO medical kit and other supplies
28,000
OXFAM Relief goods: 750 emergency shelters
250 blankets, 70 rolls plastic sheeting
450 tarpaulins, 5 trucking
bladder tanks
+++
In-kind contribution through IFRC (GBP 110,042) 117,487
OTHER NGOs Contributions in cash and in-kind 30,000

RED CROSS/CRESCENT SOCIETIES (THROUGH IFRC)

ALGERIAN RC Cash 100,000
ARAB SECRETARIAT Cash 5,000
AUSTRIA RC Tents, blankets
- DM 350,000
202,312
BRITISH RC Cash - GBP 100,000 161,290
In-kind - GBP 50,000 80,645
CANADA RC Cash - CAD 5,000 3,571
CHINA RC - Medical supplies
- 2,000 blankets
- 1,600 kg milk powder
RMB 500,000
60,386
DENMARK RC Cash - DKK 250,000 37,993
Blankets, tents -
DKK 250,000
37,993
EGYPT RC Relief goods 100,000
GERMAN RC/GOVT Cash - DM 50,000 29,902
JAPAN RC Cash - JPY 30,000,000 236,220
2,255 blankets - JPY 9,024,000 71,055
KUWAIT RC Cash 20,000
LYBIA RC Cash - CHF 10,000 6,896
NETHERLANDS RC Cash - NLG 50,000 25,641
NORWAY RC Blankets, water
- NOK 1,100,000
155,367
PRIVATE Cash - DM 15,000 8,670
SWEDEN RC/GOVT Cash - CHF 300,000 206,896
TURKEY RC Relief goods 110,000
YEMEN RC/GOVT Relief goods +++
ECHO/NETHERLANDS RC XEU - 1,000,000 1,136,363
TOTAL: 10,593,210

+++ = Value of contribution not specified

IV. CHANNELS FOR DELIVERY OF INTERNATIONAL AID

8. Assistance may be channelled through DHA-Geneva or the Office of the UN Coordinator in Tehran. A report on the utilization of the assistance will be prepared indicating separately the use of each donation. Further information can be obtained through the UN Coordination Office in Tehran, Mr. H. R. Ghaffarzadeh, Tel: +98 21 873 15 80, Fax: +98 21 873 88 64.

9. Funds channelled through DHA for the immediate relief phase will be spent in coordination with the relevant organizations of the UN system, and DHA provides donor Governments with written confirmation on their use.

10. Funds should be transferred to DHA account No. CO-590.160. at Swiss Bank Cooperation, POB 2770, CH-1211 Geneva 2, with reference. Iran earthquake/South Khorasan, DHA-Geneva.

11. For coordination purposes, donors are requested to inform DHA-Geneva of bilateral pledges, contributions and other activities, indicating the corresponding value by item.

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