[QODLink]
Middle East
Iran vows new homes for shaken quake victims
Tehran's plan to build 20,000 houses will mean moving thousands of villagers from ancestral lands.
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2012 21:36

Iran has announced plans to build 20,000 houses for people left homeless by Saturday's twin earthquakes in the country's rural northwest.

Tehran said it is aiming to complete the construction in two and a half months.

The campaign will mean moving thousands of people from their ancestral land.

Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie reports from East Azerbaijan province, in northwest Iran.

58

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
Influential independence figure has been key in promoting Scottish nationalism, but will his efforts succeed?
Teenage phenom with quick hands and a passion for boxing has reminded many of the great Filipino fighter at a young age.
Families of Britons killed in 2013 siege at gas plant in Algeria frustrated by inquiry delay over 'sensitive' materials.
Rhinoceros beetles once drew 40,000 visitors each year to Tamura city, but nuclear disaster has decimated beetle mania.
In run-up to US midterm elections, backers of immigration law changes disappointed by postponement of executive action.
join our mailing list