Operation Joint Guardian
11 June 1999 -
A historical overview sets out NATO's role
KFOR Press Statements & News Conferences
Daily news conferences at KFOR HQ, Pristina, Kosovo on the situation in Kosovo and Operation Joint Guardian are given by KFOR Spokespersons.
A list of Points of Contact is available too.
Operational updatesFactual updates on Operation Joint Guardian - the deployment of KFOR - produced on a daily base at 09:00 (local time).
Daily morning briefings at NATO HQ at 10:30 (local time) on the situation in Kosovo and Operation Joint Guardian by NATO Spokesman Jamie Shea.
Humanitarian AidThe Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Centre (EADRCC) was opened at NATO Headquarters by NATO Secretary General Javier Solana on 3 June 1998. Established in the framework of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) on the basis of a proposal made by Russia, the Centre is the focal point for information -sharing among EAPC countries when emergency situations occur. It plays a key role both in processing requests for assistance and in coordinating offers received from EAPC countries in response.
Since it opened, the EADRCC has acted on many occasions to provide different forms of assistance to EAPC countries. In particular, it has participated in coordinating the international response to the crisis caused by the influx of refugees from Kosovo into Albania in June 1998, the flooding in Western Ukraine in November 1998, the major Kosovar refugee crisis in 1999, and the recent Turkish and Greek earthquake situations.
Further information on the EADRCC will shortly be available on this site. Additional information can be obtained from the following address: