Humanitarian Health Action

Islamic Republic of Iran earthquake in Southern Iran

17 April 2013 -- A 7.8 Richter scale earthquake occurred in Sistan and Baluchestan Province in South-eastern in Iran on 16 April 2013 at 15:14 PM. The affected area is sparsely populated rural area between the provincial cities of Saravan and Khash. The Ministry of Health and Medical Education reported 10 injuries and no death. The governor of Sistan and Baluchistan declared the total number of one death and 12 injuries. WHO office in the Islamic Republic of Iran is in close contact with the Emergency Operations Center of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education and is monitoring the situation. WHO is also coordinating with UN partners in case of any eventual assistance required