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Assistance from the international community in flood relief

On August 6, 2023, through the EU mechanism in the field of civil protection (Emergency Response Coordination Centre - ERCC), Slovenia asked for help in mechanization for removing debris and ensuring road transportability. It also applied through the NATO mechanism for responding to natural and other disasters (Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre - EADRCC) for aid to eliminate the consequences of the accident.

On August 6, we asked for machinery for removing debris and ensuring road transportability, a total of 60 working machines of various capacities (from 7.5 to more than 17.5 tons) with an engineering unit (through the EU mechanism, 20 prefabricated bridges up to 40 meters via the EU mechanism and 20 prefabricated bridges up to 40 meters via the NATO mechanism, five (military) helicopters with a carrying capacity of up to three tons for transportation, 200 soldiers for carrying out protection, rescue and assistance tasks (through the NATO mechanism).

On August 8, we closed the request for helicopters and personnel through the NATO mechanism, and on August 9, we reduced the need for helicopters through the EU mechanism from five to four.

On August 11, we applied for 5000 air dehumidifiers through the EU mechanism (1000 for 100 square meters and 4000 for 50 square meters).

International units operating with heavy machinery in the Savinjska Valley area were requested to extend their deployment beyond August 20, 2023.

International aid is coordinated by the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, which is in constant contact with the two centres in Brussels.

Support in the coordination of international aid is also provided by a representative from the ERCC, who was deployed to Slovenia on August 7, 2023 and will stay till August 20, 2023.

The assistance of air capabilities (helicopters) and the assistance of the army to the army is coordinated by the Slovenian Army.

We sincerely thank everyone for their solidarity and help.

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Author: UKOM

Date: 18. August 2023

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