Disaster Recovery

Iran (Islamic Republic of): Iran/Iraq: Earthquake - Nov 2017

Reliefweb.int - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 18:00
GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000165-IRN
Disaster type: Earthquake
Affected countries: Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck near the Iran-Iraq border on 12 November, at least six people have been killed and many injured in the western Iranian town of Qasr-e Shirin. At least four dead were also reported in Iraq's Kurdistan region. (RF/RL, 12 Nov 2017)

According to the Deputy Health Minister, the earthquake has claimed the lives of 164 people and injured 1,568 so far. (IRNA, 13 Nov 2017)

Although no fatalities in Iraq are reported as of 23:30 local time, a significant humanitarian impact may be likely given the high population density, the severity of the earthquake, and the vulnerability of people in this area. According to the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS), approximately 1,840,000 people live with within 100km of the epicenter of this earthquake in both countries. According to local media one hour after the quake, 16 injuries are reported in Khanaqin and in Darbandikhan district in Sulaymaniyah Governorate over 50 injuries are reported. As assessment teams arrive to assess the damage, more injuries and possibly fatalities are expected. (OCHA, 13 Nov 2017)

Date: 12 Nov 2017
Status: Alert

Salvation Army Volunteers Awarded Florida Governor's Champion of Service

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:01
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services team is honored to recognize volunteers, Gene Kelley and Steve Rocca,  who have both been awarded the Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida’s Champion of Service Award.   The Champion of Service Award was established in 2013 by Volunteer Florida to honor individuals and groups for their outstanding efforts in volunteerism and service.  Gene [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Serving Following Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:07
San Antonio, Texas (November 6, 2017) – Officers and staff from The Salvation Army in San Antonio were deployed to provide emotional and physical support within hours of the tragic shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday.   The Salvation Army’s mobile kitchen arrived on the scene at around 5:30 PM and Officers spent time ministering to relatives as they waited on word about [READ MORE]

Malaysia: Malaysia: Flash Floods - Nov 2017

Reliefweb.int - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000166-MYS
Disaster type: Flash Flood
Affected countries: Malaysia

At least seven people were killed and more than 3,500 people were evacuated in Penang following severe flash floods caused by an 18-hour storm which began on 4 November. The police and military are supporting state authorities with the ongoing relief efforts. International assistance has not been requested. The flooding in Penang is reportedly one of the worst since prolonged storms hit Malaysia from December 2014 to January 2015, which caused 21 deaths and displaced 200,000 people. (OCHA, 06 Nov 2017)

Heavy flooding due to continuous downpour and strong winds has forced 7,910 evacuees to remain in several relief centres in Penang and Kedah. In Kedah, 17 relief centres are still operational in 5 districts while Penang being the worst hit has 45 relief centres operational in 3 districts namely Seberang Perai Tengah, Seberah Perai Utara and Timur Laut. (Malaysian Red Crescent, 7 Nov 2017)

Date: 04 Nov 2017
Status: Alert

Viet Nam: Typhoon Damrey - Nov 2017

Reliefweb.int - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2017-000159-VNM
Disaster type: Flood, Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Viet Nam

At least 20 people have died and 17 are missing as Typhoon Damrey made landfall on 4 November 2017 in the south-central province of Khánh Hoà, Viet Nam. Located directly in the storm’s path, Khánh Hoà alone has reported 12 fatalities, while the coastal province of Bình Định and the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng have reported five and three deaths respectively. In the swathe of destruction carved by Damrey, 531 houses collapsed completely and nearly 24,000 houses were damaged, with Khánh Hoà once again bearing the brunt with 15,838 houses affected by the heavy rain, strong gusts, and flooding. (Viet Nam News, 04 Nov 2017)

As of 5 November, Typhoon Damrey caused 29 deaths, destroyed 600 houses and damaged nearly 40,000 houses after hitting 10 provinces and the city of Danang on 4 November. National authorities have instructed all central and provincial agencies to scale up search and rescue and relief operations and to quickly restore damaged infrastructures. (OCHA, 04 Nov 2017)

Date: 04 Nov 2017
Status: Alert

Colombia: Colombia: Floods and Landslides - Oct 2017

Reliefweb.int - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000164-COL
Disaster type: Flood, Land Slide
Affected countries: Colombia

Approximately 5,820 people (1,164 families) from the municipal capital and the rural area of the municipality of Timbiquí (Cauca), were affected due to the overflow of three rivers (Timbiquí, Bubuey and Saija) and two streams (Chete and Coteje), as a consequence of the strong heavy rains that occurred between October 25 and 26. (OCHA, 3 Nov 2017)

Date: 25 Oct 2017
Status: Alert
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