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1 Earthquake in Van UN House Ankara · October 27, 2011 Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011

2 Overview  Magnitude: 7.2 ( 23 Oct; 13:41 local time)  12 Provinces including Van, Ağrı, Batman, Igdir, Muş, Bingöl, Tunceli, Diyarbakır, Siirt, Sirnak, Mardin, Erzurum.  Most affected Province Van/Erciş, district.  Population of Van municipality : 1.022,310 with 567,400 in the city center; rest in the rural areas.  Worst affected area Erciş municipality with a population of around 77,464. Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011

3 Earthquake in Van According to the latest official figures as of October 27, 2011, 11:45hrs.  Number of Dead: 534  Number of Injured: 2,300  Number of people rescued: 185 Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011

4 7.2 R.S Earthquake, Van Province, 23 Oct 11 Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011

5 4.6 RS Earthquake, East Region, 26 Oct 2011 at hrs Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011

6 Van Lake 4.6 RS AFTER-SHOCK, Van City, 26 Oct 2011 at hrs Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011

7 Aftermath of the Earthquake Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011

8 Aftermath of the Earthquake Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011

9 National Response  Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency has sent a team of 20 experts to Van to facilitate effective rescue and relief operations.  200 experts from various provinces have been dispatched to Van. These experts have commenced conducting a rapid assessment on the damage caused by the earthquake. Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011

10 Rapid assessment on the damage caused by the earthquake The team inspected 7069 buildings and concluded (as of 27 October, 10:00 a.m.) that: In the province of Van (including Erciş and rural areas) a total of:  861 buildings totally collapsed  3713 buildings (5270 apartments) are damaged-uninhabitable  2209 buildings (3446 apartments) are damaged-habitable Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011

11 National Response  3,816 search and rescue teams;  886 health personnel;  18 search and rescue dogs;  593 units of rescue machinery;  7 air ambulances;  145 land ambulances;  11 mobile hospitals;  33 generators;  75 projectors;  95 mobile toilets;  18,722 tents;  10 communal tents;  60 pre-fabricated houses;  84,945 blankets;  1,130 duvets;  36 mobile kitchens;  3,051 kitchen sets;  5,139 heaters;  1,545 sleeping bags;  1 mobile oven. Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011

12 Request for International assistance  The Government has called for international assistance in the form of tents and prefabricated houses.  Erzurum has been identified as the receiving hub of international assistance coming in by air. To that end, Erzurum Governorate is assigned to coordinate and deliver the humanitarian assistance received to Van.  For humanitarian assistance coming in by land, Van Governorship has been tasked to establish Logistics Reception Center. Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011

13 UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE Assistance to Government  OCHA -400 TENTS  UNHCR-2,000 TENTS  UNFPA- 250 TENTS Assistance to Kizilay  UNHCR- 10,000 Blankets  UNHCR- 10,000 Bed mats  UNHCR- 2,000 Tents Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011

14 Earthquake in Van  Contacts:  Mr. Shahid NAJAM, UN Resident Coordinator at and/or +90(532)  Ms. Halide CAYLAN, UN Coordination Officer at and/or +90(533)  Mr. Selim GIRAY, UN Coordination Assistant at and/or +90(533)  For media related issues:  Mr. Ahmet PARLA, UNIC Information Officer at and/or  For security related issues:  Land: Mobile: /7774/7773 Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011

15 Latest: Earthquake in Hakkari  A 5.4 magnitude earthquake took place at 11:04 in Hakkari’s Çukurca Delikli region. Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011

16 Thank You Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, 2011


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