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11 Dec 2018 description

UNHCR partners with Chain of Hope charity to bring specialist treatment to refugee children with specific needs Chain of Hope (Zanjireh Omid) international charity was established in 2007 and offers quality medical services and support to underprivileged and vulnerable children with cardiac, orthopedic and reconstructive conditions regardless of religion, race and nationality.

10 Dec 2018 description

TEHRAN, Dec. 8 (IRCS) _ During the past 48 hours, snow, blizzard, flood and inundation engulfed parts of Iran. Red Crescent offered relief services to over 3400 affected people.

Flood and inundation impacted Ilam, Khuzestan, Ghazvin, Kermanshah, Lorestan and Hamedan during Thursday and Friday, Decemeber 6 to 7. Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) rendered relief services to 1265 people.

30 Nov 2018 description

Kermanshah, Nov 29, IRNA – Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said on Thursday that the areas ruined in the wake of last Sunday's devastating earthquake will be rebuilt in two months and before approach of the cold season.

28 Nov 2018 description

The situation Report

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale occurred on Sunday, 25 November 2018 at 20:07 pm local time, in Kermanshah province, western part of Iran. The epicentre was in area located at 27 km from Gilan-e Gharb, 32 km from Sar Pol-e Zahab and 33 km from Qhasr-e Shirin, at a depth of 7 km.

26 Nov 2018 description

The situation A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Sarpol-e Zahab, Kermanshah, at 20:07 (local time) on Sunday, November 25. The epicentre of the earthquake was registered at 34.38 degrees latitude and 45.7 degrees longitude, at a depth of 6.2 miles, 10 km. The earthquake was felt in western provinces of Ilam and Kurdistan provinces. To date, 161 aftershocks have been registered.

26 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

272 mt of food assistance distributed

US$189,442 cash-based transfers made

US$0.7 m six months (December 2018 – May 2019) net funding requirements

29,992 people assisted in October 2018

Operational Updates

• In October, WFP successfully reached 29,992 refugees as per the target. This number includes approximately 8,398 women, 8,398 men, and 6,298 girls, and 6,898 boys. The people assisted received a total cash transfer value of USD 189,442 and 272 mt of fortified wheat flour entitlements.

26 Nov 2018 description
  • An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in western Iran, close to the border with Iraq, on 25 November at 16.37 UTC. The epicentre was located 20 km south-west of Sarpol Zahab town (Kermanshah Province), 120 km west of Kermanshah city and 155 km north-east of Baghdad area (Iraq). USGS PAGER indicated a shake up to "very strong" for 8 000 people and up to "strong" for 266 000 people.
  • As of 26 November, there are no reports of casualties and major damages.
26 Nov 2018 description

Tehran, Nov 26, IRNA – Interior Minister ordered the Organization of Crisis Management to swiftly provide relief aid to those affected in the quake-areas in western Iran.

In a letter of the head of the organization Najjar, he said that given the occurrence of a sorrowful quake in western Iran, all the forces and relief providers are ordered to be on standby and be dispatched to quake-stricken areas if necessary.

Neighboring provinces are also urged to mobilize all their equipment and capabilities to be sent to the areas in need of help.

26 Nov 2018 description

Tehran, Nov 26, IRNA – Two earthquakes measuring 5.2 and 4.6 on the Richter scale jolted Sar Pol-e Zahab in western province of Kermanshah early Monday.

According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the 5.2 Richter tremor occurred at 04:08 hours local time (0:38 GMT) at the depth of 8 km underground.

The epicenter of the quake was located at 45.75 degrees longitude and 34.38 degrees latitude.

Meanwhile another earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale rocked the area at 4:49 hours local time (1:19 GMT).

26 Nov 2018 description

TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (IRCS) _ Recent rainfalls in Iran triggered inundation and flood in several areas of the country. Iranian Red Crescent volunteers have offered relief to 307 affected people from November 22 to 25.

"Due to torrential rain and lack of visibility, a sedan with 2 or 4 passengers (according to the local witnesses) fell in the river of Roudbar-chireh, Fuman Conty, Gilan Privince, yesterday,” said Mehdi Valipour, managing director of Gilan provincial Red Crescent branch. “Red Crescent’s teams managed to find the vehicle without any of its passengers today.”

25 Nov 2018 description

Tehran, Nov 26, IRNA – Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said on Sunday that despite power cut in certain quake-hit areas, telecommunications situation was normal due to the efforts taken in this respect.

Immediately after the quake hit Kermanshah province, technical teams of Hamrah-e Avval adopted necessary prudence to prevent disruption of mobile communications in the quake-hit areas.

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale shook Sar Pol-e Zahab, western province of Kermanshah late on Sunday.

25 Nov 2018 description

Kermanshah, Nov 25, IRNA – Some 23 operational teams were dispatched to the affected areas after a 6.4-magnitude quake hit the western province of Kermanshah late on Sunday.

Managing director of Kermanshah Red Crescent Society Arash Lahouni told IRNA that fortunately the quake left nobody killed and those injured are currently receiving treatment.

At the earlier moments, six evaluation teams were dispatched to the cities of Qasr-e Shirin, Sar Pol-e Zahab and Gilangharb, he said.

25 Nov 2018 description

Tehran, Nov 26, IRNA – Based on the latest statistics, the quake which happened in Sar Pol-e Zahab, western Iran on Sunday night has so far injured 548 people, Head of Iran Relief and Rescue Organization Morteza Salimi said.

Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Monday, Salimi said 6 probe, 9 sniffer dog, 10 rapid response, 23 rubble, 20 accommodation and 2 medical teams were dispatched to quake-stricken areas.

He went on to say that 14,124 tents were also distributed among people in Kermanshah.

25 Nov 2018 description

Kermanshah, Nov 25, IRNA – Some 12 disaster evaluation teams were dispatched to quake-hit areas in Kermanshah Province after a strong tremor hit the area late on Sunday.

Managing Director of Kermanshah Red Crescent Society Arash Lahouni told IRNA in the wake of the earthquake that the teams were sent to assess the damage inflicted on the areas following the quake.

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale shook Sar Pol-e Zahab, western province of Kermanshah late on Sunday.

25 Nov 2018 description

Kermanshah, Nov. 25 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has provided relief supplies to the people in quake-affected regions of Kermanshah.

A 6.4 magnitude quake hit Sare-Pule-Zahab, Kermanshah, at 20:07 (local time) on Sunday, November 25. The epicentre of the quake was registered at 34.38 degrees latitude and 45.7 degrees longitude, at a depth of 7 km.

According to Ali Asghar Peyvandi, IRCS President, Red Crescent has sent basic items, including blanket, mineral water and tent to the affected areas.

11 Nov 2018 description

TEHRAN, Nov.7 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS)'s volunteers responded to 1,117 people affected by flood and inundation in the provinces of West Azerbaijan, Ilam, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Bushehr, Khuzestan, Mazandaran, Fars, and Gilan, during the past 24 hours.

Moreover, 83 people were provided with emergency shelter during the same period. Water was also pumped out of 18 homes by IRCS relief workers.

08 Nov 2018 description

GENEVA (8 November 2018) – Sanctions that extend beyond national borders, and which seek to block a country’s trade altogether, amount to economic warfare against civilians, an independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council says.

"These civilians deserve the same protections provided by the Geneva Conventions to people in war," said Idriss Jazairy, the Special Rapporteur on the effect of sanctions on human rights.

07 Nov 2018 description

ZAHEDAN, Nov. 5 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) donated 18,000 stationery packages to the students of drought-affected province of Sistan and Baluchestan.

On Students Day (November 4) in Iran, during a visit to the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, head of the IRCS Youth Organization Dr. Shahaboddin Sabounchi and the organization’s pre-school and student deputy Saeed Babaie donated stationery packages to the students in Zahedan and Saravan counties.

30 Oct 2018 description

TEHRAN, Oct. 29 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has provided relief services to over 1,000 affected people during a new wave of rainstorms showering half of the provinces, triggering floods.

During the past 4 days (from October 26), provinces of Lorestan, Mazandaran, Gilan, Golestan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Kermanshah, Kerman, Sistan and Baluchestan, Khuzestan, North Khorasan, Khorasan-e Razavi, Ilam, Ardebil, East Azarbaijan, and West Azarbaijan were affected by heavy rainfalls.