EU Civil Protection Mechanism helps Israel stop wildfires

November 28, 2016
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The EU has responded to Israel’s request for assistance to help contain the spread of devastating wildfires. Substantial assistance has been offered via the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism.

Spain offered to send four fire-fighting airplanes, and France two fire-fighting airplanes as well as one investigation airplane, in addition to bilateral support from Italy and Cyprus.
“We stand by the Israeli people and authorities at this time of need. Not only in words but with concrete support. I’m pleased that EU Member States are showing their solidarity in action. We will continue to be in close contact with the Israeli authorities to mobilise further offers of assistance as required,” said the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini. 
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EU Neighbourhood Info Centre – Israel
EU Delegation to Israel – website


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