TURKEY EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS IN NEED OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE


IBC-INTRERNATIONAL BLUE CRESCENT TEAM IS RUNNING FOR THEIR HELP

EMERGENCY NEEDS ARE SHELTER, HEATERS, READY TO EAT FOOD AND REHABILITATION OF THEIR LIVES

 

Overview

Severe earthquke at the magnitude of 6.8 Richter  scale and epicenter Sivrice town of Elazig hit an area of 40 km diameter where big cities as Elazig and Malatya,19 towns and more than 200 villages affected badly.

The earthquake caused the death of 39 people-a number increases day by day because rescue Works continue and people are under rubbles-and 1607 people injured 324 of them heavily.Preliminary assesment of AFAD (Prime Ministry Disaster Management Directorate)in the cities of Elazig and Malatya from 2945 multistorey buildings checked 87 collapsed,1287 of them are heavily damaged and need to be demolished,56 medium scale damaged and 627 building slightly damaged.

These are figures from the main two cities.The situation is worse in the towns where thousands of buildings are heavily damaged.

It is estimated that more than 25 villages are entirely destroyed all of them need to be recosntructed.

Including to the human losses tens of thousands of livestock is lost too

Because aftershocks continue-948 afterschocks since 20.55 pm 24 January 2020 when the big earthquake struck,forces the people to stay out of their apartments. Some of them settled in schools, mosques, stadiums, sport complexes where some kind of comfort provided but extreme majority is moved to temporary tents centers which established urgently.

 

Photo: Disasters vicitms moved to tent camps established temporarily in Malatya
(Courtesy Levent Ozturk-IBC)
Photo: Malatya Doganli Town Balaca negihbourhood.Destroyed entirely
(Courtesy Levent Ozturk-IBC)

 

AFAD is leading the rescue and emergency response programs and coordinating relief delivery and distribution to the area.

Until Monday 24.402 family tents and 400 multipurpose tents erected in the area.The total tents will be more that 50.000 a figure shows the scale of the need

The  temperatures are around -10 (below zero) in the nighttime and this week rainings and snowing will start.

That will make more difficult living conditions of the earthquake victims.

It s estimated that in total around 150.000 people affected directly and are in need of different type of assistant.

 

IBC In the Disaster Region

IBC team run for assement and first response just 12 hours after the earthqukae struck the region International Blue Crescent is contşinues its assement of needs activities in Elazig and Malatya.

IBC assesment team attended  the AFAD coordination center meeting in Doğanlı district of Malatya and received information from the District Governor, Yunus Emre Vural, about the latest situation in the region.

In 16 district districts where more than 500 buildings  moderately and severely damaged, 200 families are housed in tents distributed temporarily by AFAD. However, due to the air temperature that can drop down to minus 10 degrees, earthquake victims are planned to be placed in more cold-resistant container houses.

Provision of blanket, bed, emergency food and heater continue to the district.

IBC emergency teams working in the region in coordination with AFAD and will ensure the rapid distribution of the demanded needs in the region following the final assesment of the needs.

IBC team moved to the entirely destrıyed villages and reports that the situation in those villages is humiliating.

Almost all houses stables are ruined almost to the zero level .People lost almost all their livestocks and stocked crops –foods for winter and these villages need entirely to be reconstructed.

 

Case Study

The lives shaken by earthquake…

The 6.8 magnitude earthquake that occured in Elazig also hit Doğanlı district of Malatya. In the district where 45 houses have been demolished, more than 500 houses cannot be settled anymore. Sezai Şahin lost his house and the barn during the earthquake. Şahin, who is 35 years old, has no loss of life from his family, but has lost his 15 sheeps and caws  in total, which is, his all source of income.

The earthquake hit the lives of hundreds of families in Elazig and Malatya. While those who lost their family members are in deep pain, the ones who lost also their animals concern about future because the earthquake destroyed not only the houses, but also the shelters of animals, which are the source of income in rural villages. Çorak neighbourhood in the rural area of Doğanlı district of Malatya is one of the places where this destruction was happened.

 

Sezai Şahin, 35 years old stockbreeder, who lives with 3 children and his wife.
Şahin, whose 15 animals severely dead destroyed when the barn was destroyed by the earthquake, is experiencing the sadness of deaths of his animals.

 

Needs to be Responded-IBC program for Intervention

IBC has identified main urgent needs in coordination with AFAD and developing the following program to respond

All request are directed by state oıfficials or AFAD to IBC Emergency Response Team in Elazig and Malatya.Their contacts are available for interested organisations to support.

 

1. Container Camp

District Governor of Doganli has asked about urgent establishment of a containers camp for 100 families live in temporary tents.The winter conditions are forcing state authorities to move the people for containers or permanent shelter rapidly.District governor allocated the area where they provided infrastructure water and electricty.

IBC is planning to move 100 containers of 16 sq meters isolated with one room and kitchen rapidly. District Governor will take care about

Estimated budget: 100 containers x 2670 = 267.000 USD + transport and erection 50.000 Total 317.000 USD

 

2. Reconstruction of Cevrimtas Village

The village of Cevrimtas is entirely destroyed and in order to rehabilitate life again it s needed all houses and stables to be recosntructed.In addition for generating their economy we need to distribute an average of 15 sheep-goat to the 180 families.

The estimated cost for a two room and hall prefabricated house is around 9.500 USD and stable around 3.000 USD.Estimated cost of a sheep/goat is around 200 USD.

The recosntruction of the village öay take around three months because lands are ready and just need removal of the debris and levelling the foundations.

Estimated budget is 2.790.000 USD

 

3. Distribution of 1.000 Heaters-Cooking Systems

Because tens of thousands families moved to tents and later will be moved to prefabricated containers there is a need for heaters where coal or wood is used for heating and cooking purpose.People that will get food  packages are in need to cook them with the raw materials available in the region-coal and wood.

These type of heaters-cooking sets are used generally in Anatolia and people are using them on multipurpose basis.They are endorsed by AFAD and Turkish Red Crescent about safety and hygiene too.

These type of heaters-cooking sets are used generally in Anatolia and people are
using them on multipurpose basis.
Photo: Distribution of electrical heaters in Doganli Malatya
(Courtesy:Levent Ozturk-IBC)

Estimated Budget: 1000 heaters-stoves x 65 USD = 65.000 USD

 

4. Ready to Eat Food Packages

AFAD and Turkish Red Crescent are provided ready to eat food packages to cover the nutrition needs of the people on Daily basis.

They are composed by Canned Cheese of 120 grams (2 units), ready to eat beans 400 gramms (one unit), ready to eat dolmas 750 grams (one unit), Fruit Juice 200 Ml (3 units), Canned olive 500 grams (one unit), halwah 250 grams (one unit), Iodised Salt 750 grams (One unit), Canned chicken sausage 200 gram (2 units), peanut 150 grams (One unit), canned tuna 250 grams (2 units), high energy biscuits 130 grams (4 units).

This is distributed to the families of in average 5 personse  in need on weekly basis.Of course families get bread, water and other basic dry staff too but this package is provided as emergency and because families dont have the means to cook their meals yet.

The cost of the package is 20 USD.

Estaimed Budget: 3.000 Ready to Eat Meal Packages x 20 USD = 60.000 USD

Beneficiaries of ready to eat meal and heaters-stoves may increase depending to the funding capacity. IBC Team in Elazig and Malatya has all roster for people in need and settled all permissions and is in coordination with the local and state authorities in the field.

 



Photo: Elazig Cevrimtas Village-All village of 180 families  destroyed
(Courtesy Levent Ozturk-IBC)

 

Contact:
Muzaffer Baca
Phone: 
+90 532 2344229
Fax: +90 216 3841485
Email: mbaca@ibc.org.tr



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