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Iran earthquake


Iran earthquake                                                             

17 November 2017


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

Following search and rescue after first hours of occurrence of the earthquake, The IRCS immediately stared emergency sheltering of people and 54,000  tents, 200,000 relief  blankets and 500,000 canned food, 37 tones rice, 500,220 water bottles, 7,600 heaters, 43,000 sleeping mat (moquettes) and 5,000 kitchen sets and 20tons nylons have been distributed among the affected population in the earthquake-hit areas.

The emergency sheltering and further screening for gaps have been completed now.

A taskforce has been set up in Kermanshah and eight sub-taskforces have been set up in the cities and villages to support operations. The distribution of 72 hours food parcels will be started on Saturday, 18 November following with one month food parcels and hygiene kits from Monday, 20 November 2017.

At present, one field hospital & 5 BHCUs of the Iranian Red Crescent Society are providing health & treatment services in favour of earthquake affected people in the cities and villages to support Ministry of Health services.

We welcome voluntary contribution for the next phases of operation including longer term relief, rehabilitation and recovery. The urgent needs consist of winter relief tent, blanket, warm clothes, hygiene kits and ground sheets. To this purpose, please note of the following account numbers for international cash donations.

·        Mellat Bank

o   Cash donation in USD

§  Account holder: Iranian Red Crescent Society

§  Account Number: 1404440

§  IBAN: IR220120801100000001404440

§  Swift Code: BKMTIRTH015

o   Cash donation in EURO

§  Account holder: Iranian Red Crescent Society

§  Account Number: 999999

§  IBAN: IR470120805100000000999999

§  Swift Code: BKMTIRTH015

Further information and updates from the relief and rescue operations will be communicated in the next information bulletin.

Contact information

For further information specifically related to this operation, please contact:

Tel: +98 21 88662618-9

Fax: +98 21 88201052

Mob: +98912 1396432