Turkey

Turkey - Earthquake OCHA Situation Report No. 14

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Turkey - Earthquake
OCHA Situation Report No. 14
14 December 1999 (15.00 hrs Geneva time)

Winterized tents (family size), gas heaters and latrine/shower containers remain the priority

GENERAL SITUATION

1. As of 14 December 1999, the Prime Minister's Crisis Management Centre (PMCMC) reports that the number of fatalities reached 816, while the number of injured remained unchanged at 4,948.

2. PMCMC puts the number of buildings which should be urgently demolished at 2,232, that of collapsed or heavily damaged housing units at 8,567, and business premises of the same category at 1,536.

3. A strong aftershock measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit the province of Adapazari on 13 December 1999 at night. No damage or casualties have been reported.

NATIONAL RESPONSE

4. PMCMC reports that there are 12,240 personnel, 2,251 construction machines, 21 helicopters, 4 rescue aircraft and 274 various vehicles working in the recovery operation in the area.

5. Turkish Red Crescent, Armed Forces and other organizations are providing 197 mobile kitchens, 155 mobile bathrooms, 1 laundry unit, 3 mobile bakery shops, and have distributed 4,511 tons of food to the affected area.

6. As of 9 December 1999, there are 404 doctors, 321 nurses, 1,039 health personnel, 456 ambulances, 3 air-ambulances, 8 mobile hospitals and 31 mobile polyclinics active in the area.

PRIORITY NEEDS

1. At the OCHA Information Meeting held in Geneva on 7 December 1999, which was attended by some 30 Missions, UN Agencies and International Organizations, the UN Resident Coordinator in Ankara reported that 15,280 winterized tents had been distributed and that priority needs (with corresponding estimated cost) were the following:

Items
Quantity
UNit price in us$
estimated total cost
Winterized tents *
10,000
600
6,000,000
Gas heaters
12,000
50
600,000
Latrines (containers)**
90
9,000
810,000
Showers (containers)**
30
9,000
270,000

* Local procurement, 30 sqm. each ** 1 container comprises 16 units

INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE

7. An updated list of contributions reported to OCHA is attached to the faxed issue of the present report and is otherwise available on the OCHA Reliefweb.

COORDINATION AT HEADQUARTERS LEVEL

8. Donors are requested to inform OCHA Geneva, as indicated below, of bilateral relief missions/pledges/contributions and their corresponding values by item.

9. This situation report and further information on ongoing emergencies are also available on OCHA Internet Website at http://www.reliefweb.int

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