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19 Aug 2017 description

On 18 August, Albania issued a request for assistance for one Canadair or a helicopter to respond to a major fire near Voskopoje municipality in the south of the country.

Response to the request is pending.

13 Aug 2017 description
  • Since the beginning of the forest fire season, fires have been burning across the country. As the situation remained critical, on 9 and 11 August, Albania renewed its request for aerial firefighting means through the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.

  • On 11 August, two Greek fire fight aircraft operated in southern Albania, close to the Greek border, this represented the sixth day in the past fortnight where Greece provided assistance, via the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.

12 Aug 2017 description
  • Since the beginning of the forest fire season, fires have been burning across Albania. As the situation remained critical, on 9 and 11 August, Albania renewed its request for aerial firefighting means through the Union Civil protection Mechanism.

  • Two Greek light firefighting airplanes operated in Albania on 3-6 and 9 August. In addition, two Greek Canadairs took off at 5 am on 11 August from Thessaloniki to operate in the south of Albania, close to the border with Greece. As of 8.00 UTC, the Canadairs were already on their second rotation of the day.

11 Aug 2017 description

EUCPM Response

On 2 August, Albania requested assistance from the UCPM |From 3 to 6 August, 2 Greek airplanes (type PZL) from Corfu operated in southern Albania for 38 hours, performing 27 drops in total | On 9 August, the planes operated in south of Albania, in Finiq municipality (Vlora region) | Copernicus Emergency Management System was activated on 3 August

31 Dec 2016 description

The TRC has distributed 5,213 food parcels to 9 regions. Reaching approximately 26,000 people.

TOTAL COST INCUDING EXPENDITURES 109,411.50 USD

04 Dec 2016 description

Situation overview

• Heavy rains commenced on 8/11, peaked on 12/11 and ceased on 14/11.

• Although the authorities had planned their response, the amount of rainfall and impact were greater than expected.

• On 12/11, the AL authorities activated the UCPM.

22 Nov 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Since 7 November 2016, heavy rainfall affected Albania, especially the northern regions of the country. River flows have been rapidly increasing and worsened by illegal constructions next to river basins causing streams of water to descend into towns.

14 Nov 2016 description
  • Following a period of heavy rain and floods earlier in the month, the water level in the rivers are slowly starting to decrease.

  • In most flooded areas, the water distribution systems are functioning but water supplies to the population continues to be in short supply. Affected houses and road infrastructure are being cleaned by the local and national forces. Many residents remain in temporary shelters (schools and other facilities).

11 Nov 2016 description

Hundreds of families have lost winter food reserves, livestock and homes in Kosovo and Albania after three days of heavy rain saw homes flooded.

In Kosovo, the municipalities of Gjakova, Rahovec, Vushtrri and Podujeva were among the worst hit. Emergency teams from the Red Cross of Kosova are on the ground providing food parcels and clothes.

Disaster management coordinator, Burim Seferi, said: “Many families are being evacuated to shelters in local schools. Power stations have been flooded and the water supply has been damaged which means people are even more vulnerable.”

09 Nov 2016 description

Situation

  • Heavy rain has been affecting southeastern Europe, especially The Balkans countries, over the last couple of days causing floods.