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Azerbaijan Humanitarian Background

Disasters, Conflicts and Migration

Natural Disasters

Yes / No

Comments / Details

Drought

n/an/a

Earthquakes

Yes

25-Nov-2000 , No Killed : 31

4-Jun-1999 , No. Killed : 1 , No Total Affected: 9,170

9-Jul-1998, No. Killed : 1, No Total Affected 700,010

Epidemics

n/an/a

Extreme Temperatures

YesFeb-2012, No. Killed : 5

Flooding

Yes

4-May-2010, No. Killed : 3 , No Total Affected: 70,000

5-Jun-1997 , No Killed : 11 , No Total Affected : 75,000

5-Oct-1995, No. Killed : 5 , No Total Affected: 6,000

Insect Infestation

n/an/a

Mudslides

n/an/a

Volcanic Eruptions

n/an/a

High Waves / Surges

n/an/a

Wildfires

n/an/a

High Winds

n/an/a

Other Comments

Mass Movement Wet: Dec-2000 , No. Killed : 11

Man-Made Issues

Civil Strife

n/an/a

International Conflict

n/an/a

Internally Displaced Persons

n/an/a

Refugees Present

n/an/a

Landmines / UXO Present

n/an/a

Other Comments

Transport Accident -
17-Mar-1994 No. Killed 32
28-Nov-1995 , No Killed 337 , No Total Affected 270
5-Dec-1995, No Killed 49 , No Total Affected 33
17-Mar-1997, No. Killed 46 , No. Total Affected 9
17-Mar-1997, No. Killed 46 , No. Total Affected 9
Industrial Accident -
7-Sep-2007 , No. Killed 25

For more detailed database on disasters by country, please see the Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters:

EMDAT Information on Azerbaijan

Calamities and Seasonal Affects

Seasonal Affects on Transport

Transport

Comments

From (month) to (month)

Primary Road Transport

The Climate forms has no major obstacle for any logistics operation except if it is in mountain arean/a

Secondary Road Transport

The Climate forms has no major obstacle for any logistics operation except if it is in mountain arean/a

Rail Transport

The Climate forms has no major obstacle for any logistics operation except if it is in mountain arean/a

Air Transport

The Climate forms has no major obstacle for any logistics operation except if it is in mountain arean/a

Waterway Transport

The Climate forms has no major obstacle for any logistics operation except if it is in mountain arean/a

Seasonal Affects on Storage and Handling (economic, social, climate...)

Activity

Comments

From <month> to <month>

Storage

The Climate forms has no major obstacle for any logistics operation except if it is in mountain area

n/a

Handling

The Climate forms has no major obstacle for any logistics operation except if it is in mountain area

n/a

Other

The Climate forms has no major obstacle for any logistics operation except if it is in mountain area

n/a

For additional information on Azerbaijan temperature and climate, please see the following document: 

Azerbajian Temperature & Climate Information

Capacity and Contacts for In-Country Emergency Response

Government

The Ministry of Emergency Situations, the activity of which is organized and supervised by Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan is a body of executive authority involved in the development and implementation of the state policy and regulation in the area of civil defense, protection of the population and territories from emergency situations of natural (geophysical, geological, meteorological, hydrological, maritime, natural fires, etc.) and anthropogenic (fires, explosions, building and facility collapses, catastrophes involving discharge and emission of chemical, radioactive and biologically hazardous substances, failures in electro-energy systems, housing infrastructures, treatment facilities, hydro-dynamic installations, oil and gas production and refining facilities, trunk pipelines, transport vehicles, etc.) nature (hereinafter referred to as emergency situations), prevention and elimination of the consequences of emergency situations, fire safety, safety of people in water basins and safety of movement of small-sized ships, safety in the implementation of industrial and mining operations, safety in construction, establishment of state funds of material reserves dealing with management, coordination and control over these areas, organization of emergency response measures in the event of a possible or actual occurrence of emergency situations, protection of enterprises, facilities and installations of strategic importance which come under natural, man-made and terrorist threats.

For information on the Azerbaijan Ministry of Emergency Situation, please see the following document:

Information on The Ministry of Emergency Situations

For details on Azerbaijan Government Agency Contact details, please see the following link: 

4.1 Azerbaijan Government Contact List

Humanitarian Community

For details on Azerbaijan Humanitarian Agency Contact details, please see the following link: 

4.2 Azerbaijan Humanitarian Agency Contact List