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04 Jun 2018 description

NATO has played an important role in the domain of civil emergency response for twenty years. On 3 June 1998, the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) was established. The EADRCC is NATO’s principal civil emergency response mechanism.

The EADRCC stands ready as a 24/7 clearing-house mechanism for the coordination of requests and offers of international assistance amongst NATO Allies and partners.

02 Apr 2018 description

In February and March this year, a Canadian Armed Forces Explosive Threat Training Team conducted an Explosive Threat Search training course for trainers of the Iraqi Security Forces.

This course was held at the Iraqi Army Bomb Disposal School in Besmaya, Iraq, within the framework of NATO’s training and capacity partnership building with the Iraqi Security Forces. It was developed in accordance with Canadian Armed Forces doctrine and standards to assist the Iraqi Security Forces develop the skills-set to locate and identify explosive hazards.

22 Dec 2017 description

In November and December this year, a mobile training team led by Slovakia conducted a training course in manual demining for Iraqi Security Forces. This was held in Iraq in the framework of NATO's training and capacity building activities in support of Iraqi security forces and institutions. It was developed and implemented in coordination with the NATO Core Team in Baghdad.

11 Dec 2017 description

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  1. In accordance with the procedures at reference, EADRCC has received on 4 December 2017, a request for assistance from Albania. The following information was provided.

  2. General Situation
    Type of the Disaster : Floods
    Date and Time the Disaster occurred : December 1, ongoing
    Location of the Disaster : Republic of Albania

  3. Initial Assessment of the damage and description of the situation.

07 Dec 2017 description

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.

06 Dec 2017 description

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  1. In accordance with the procedures at reference, EADRCC has received on 4 December 2017, a request for assistance from Albania. The following information was provided.

  2. General Situation Type of the Disaster : Floods Date and Time the Disaster occurred : December 1, ongoing Location of the Disaster : Republic of Albania 3. Initial Assessment of the damage and description of the situation.

05 Dec 2017 description

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Message Nº. : OPS(EADRCC)(2017)0229 Dtg : 5 December 2017, 19:30 UTC

  1. In accordance with the procedures at reference, EADRCC has received on 4 December 2017, a request for assistance from Albania. The following information was provided.

  2. General Situation Type of the Disaster : Floods Date and Time the Disaster occurred : December 1, ongoing Location of the Disaster : Republic of Albania

  3. Initial Assessment of the damage and description of the situation.

04 Dec 2017 description
  1. In accordance with the procedures at reference, EADRCC has received today, 4 December 2017, a request for assistance from Albania. The following information was provided.

  2. General Situation

Type of the Disaster : Floods Date and Time the Disaster occurred : December 1, ongoing Location of the Disaster : Republic of Albania

22 Nov 2017 description
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NATO has successfully completed a three-year project to clear unexploded ordnance from an ammunition depot in central Georgia. A closing ceremony for the Georgia IV NATO Trust Fund project was held on 7 November 2017 in Tbilisi, attended by more than 70 guests including NATO and partner nations’ Ambassadors and Defence Attaches, as well as senior NATO and Georgian Government representatives.

30 Jun 2017 description

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed on Thursday (29 June 2017) that NATO will increase its support for the Afghan security forces. NATO’s Resolute Support Mission helps train, assist and advise the Afghans to make their country more secure, and ensure it never again becomes a safe haven for international terrorists. The Secretary General said NATO was reconfirming its “enduring commitment to Afghanistan.”

16 Jun 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

In developing a concept on the Protection of Civilians (PoC), NATO should consider a cautionary approach, recognizing that the policy adopted by the Warsaw Summit emerges from decades of failure to protect civilians in conflict (NATO, 2016). These failures range from ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, genocide in Rwanda, civilian casualties in Afghanistan, security gaps in Libya, and the inability of the international community to protect civilians during the war in Syria.

31 May 2017 description

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 31, 2017) — After a deadly terrorist attack on innocent civilians here today, General John Nicholson, commander of Resolute Support, visited the blast site to survey the damage and support emergency responders.

Terrorists detonated a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device near Zambaq Square, outside of the Green Zone but near diplomatic and government facilities.

26 May 2017 description
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Food and Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa
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Assessing and Mitigating the Cost of Climate Change

Brussels, 22 May 2017 - Exacerbated by climate change, food and water shortages in the Middle East and North Africa risk triggering more conflict and mass migration with serious security implications for the wider world, lawmakers from NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly warn in a new draft report to be discussed on 27 May.

23 May 2017 description

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 22, 2017) — Afghan mothers bringing new lives to their nation have access to better medical care thanks to coalition investment at the Kabul Women’s Hospital.

The medical facility, located in a city of 4 million people, delivers around 60 babies a day.

19 Apr 2017 description

As of 6 April 2017, Ukrainian explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams have cleared the territory of Balakliya town and 9 settlements in the vicinity. The contaminated area in and around Balakliya was reduced from 10 km to 1 km.

The electricity infrastructure has been restored in Balakliya and works to repair the gas supply infrastructure continue.

A total of 727 personnel and 133 vehicles, including EOD units from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, have been engaged in the emergency response.

04 Apr 2017 description

NATO marked the International Day for Mine Awareness on Tuesday (4 April 2017), observed annually to highlight the deadly threat that mines pose to civilians’ lives and nations’ development. NATO has a strong track record in humanitarian demining, working with partners ranging from Ukraine to Afghanistan, and from Georgia to Egypt. To date, the Alliance has helped destroy more than 5 million anti-personnel landmines, as well as 642,000 pieces of unexploded ordnance.