civil protection

National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI) of Peru

The National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci) is a public body, dependent on the Ministry of Defense, whose task is to ensure an optimal response of society in the event of disasters, supervise the attention of the people affected by them, coordinate with the entities responsible for the actions required to address the emergency, rehabilitate the affected areas, and coordinate with regional and local governments the assessment of damages and needs in case of disaster.

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EU-Civil Protection Unit deployed in Haiti

The death toll from the 12 January 2010 earthquake in Haiti stands at over 220,000 people. 1.3 million have been displaced by the earthquake. The EU response to the plight of the Haitian people was prompt and included civil protection. Alongside the humanitarian aid provided through the Commission's DG ECHO, civil protection is a key part of the EU response.

More information: http://eu-un.europa.eu/articles/en/article_9423_en.htm

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Burkinabe General Directorate for Civil Protection (DGPC)

The General Directorate for Civil Protection of Burkina Faso is part of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MATS). Its main functions are the implementation of the regulation, prevention, sensitisation of the population and first-aid in collaboration with the Ministerial departments concerned; the direction and coordination of operations during natural calamities and disasters and the management of migration and displaced persons.

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