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6 Mar. 2018

EADRCC launches urgent request for human immunoglobulin

In response to a request from Romania, the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) has launched an urgent request for supplies of human immunoglobulin. The shortage of this antibody is having negative impact on the Romanian National Health System.

15 Feb. 2018

EADRCC consequence management field exercise “SRBIJA 2018”

The 18th EADRCC consequence management field exercise, called ''SRBIJA 2018”will be jointly organized by the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and the Ministry of the Interior of Serbia. The consequence management field exercise will be conducted from 8th to 11th October 2018 in and around Mladenovac, Serbia. The aim of the exercise is to improve interoperability in international disaster response operations.

7 Dec. 2017

NATO Allies and partners help Albania cope with flood disaster

NATO Allies and partners began this week helping Albania cope with the most severe rainfalls ever recorded in the country. Albania requested assistance from the NATO’s Euro Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) on 4 December, following the onset of heavy rainfalls in central and southern parts of the country. According to the Albanian authorities, the floods damaged more than 4,500 buildings, 36 power stations and dozens of roads. The floods also led to the temporary closure of Tirana’s main airport and to evacuations.

25 Sep. 2017

NATO and partners exercise disaster response in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Disaster response personnel from 34 NATO and partner countries gathered in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Monday (25 September) for this year's exercise of the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC).

23 Sep. 2017

NATO Allies and partners help Georgia fight major forest fire

NATO Allies and partners have helped Georgia contain a major forest fire in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region. Georgia approached NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) for assistance on 23 September 2017, and the request was immediately circulated to NATO Allies and partners. On Sunday, Turkey deployed two firefighting helicopters and Azerbaijan also provided a firefighting helicopter. Today, the fire has been contained.

11 Sep. 2017

EADRCC’s Consequence Management Exercise ''BOSNA I HERCEGOVINA 2017'' - Press Release

The Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) will conduct the consequence management field exercise “BOSNA I HERCEGOVINA 2017” from 25th to 29th September 2017, in and around the city of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The exercise has been jointly organized by EADRCC and the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The exercise will be officially inaugurated on 25 September with an opening ceremony. The main field exercise will be held on 27 and 28 September.

29 Aug. 2017

NATO Allies and partners help Georgia fight major forest fire

NATO Allies and partners have helped Georgia contain a major forest fire in the Samtskhe-Javakheti Region of Georgia. Recognising that inhabited areas could be at risk, the Georgian authorities approached NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) for assistance on 29 August 2017. Shortly thereafter, assets from NATO Allies and partners were on the scene: Turkey provided one firefighting aircraft and two helicopters; Azerbaijan provided a firefighting helicopter; and Ukraine provided a firefighting aircraft. By Friday (1 September 2017), the fire had been contained.

25 Aug. 2017

Hurricane Harvey

On 25 August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport, Texas as a Category 4 hurricane. As remnants of Harvey continue to affect Texas and Louisiana, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners continue to mobilize thousands of personnel and resources to support state, local and tribal efforts throughout the region. EADRCC is in contact with U.S authorities and will issue updates as available.

22 Aug. 2017

Forest and wild fires in Georgia - Request for assistance and situation reports

A major forest fire started near Daba village, Borjomi Municipality (Georgia) on 20 August at 14:00. The mountainous terrain and strong winds makes it extremely difficult to bring the fire under control. Situation is critical. The affected area covers about 35 hectares of forest. On 22 August 2017, EADRCC received a request for assistance from Georgia regarding these forest and wild fires.

19 Jul. 2017

NATO provides swift forest fire assistance to new Ally Montenegro

NATO Allies and partners are providing aircraft and helicopters to help Montenegro deal with forest fires in the Lustica peninsula. Montenegro approached NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) for assistance on Monday (17 July 2017), and the request was immediately circulated to NATO Allies and partners. A Ukrainian fire-fighting aircraft Antonov 32P has been in Montenegro since Tuesday, and two helicopters – contributed by Bulgaria and Switzerland – arrived in Montenegro on Wednesday. Two more fire-fighting aircraft will be deployed from Israel in the coming days.

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