Earthquake in Iran and Iraq

Iran-Iraq Earthquake

On November 12, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 occurred on the Iran-Iraq border. The quake, which reached a depth of 23 km (just over 14 miles) according to the US Geological Survey, was felt across the region with aftershocks hitting Pakistan, Lebanon, Kuwait and Turkey, news agencies in those countries reported. Over 500 people died and 70,000 were left without shelter.  Embrace Relief was swift in providing care and support to the victims in the region and extended a helping hand to families by distributing tents in villages heavily damaged by the earthquake. In a few short days, we were able to raise $8,000 to that was sent to the area and our volunteers to provide shelter to 40 families who lost their homes in the villages of Kani Bardina, Cerdasana and Kaneskan in the Sharazur District of Sulaymaniyah Governorate. Furthermore, we built a makeshift hospital because the one in the area we were working was destroyed. Photo:REUTERS/TASNIM NEWS AGENCY