Iceland: Eyjafjallajökull Volcano - Mar 2010

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In March 2010, Eyjafjallajökull's volcanic ash left behind a trail of derailed humanitarian aid missions, delayed handovers and cancelled workshops, as well as leaving many thousands of travellers stranded. IRIN, 26 Apr 2010
As a result of the situation, the EU set measures to improve disaster preparedness, such as the ash contingency plan, performance targets, functional airspace blocks and the establishment of a crisis cell. EU, 12 Apr 2011

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