Caritas network responds to earthquake Iran, Iraq earthquake

16 Nov 2017   |   Middle East   |   Emergencies   |   Emergency Relief

The Caritas network is responding to the relief effort in Iran and Iraq, after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Middle Eastern countries on Sunday 12 November.

Iran’s province of Kermanshah has been heavily affected by the earthquake, with over 530 people dead and over 8,000 people injured. In Iraq, there has been close to 10 fatalities, with over 500 people injured. Most of those affected by the earthquake in Iraq are located in the Darbandikhan region. 

Caritas Iran and Caritas Iraq are involved in the response efforts in their respective countries working with communities to raise awareness on safety measures to be followed in the aftermath of the earthquake, with Caritas Internationalis’ emergencies unit also monitoring the situation.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the disaster.

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