EU channels furthers assistance in response to floods in #Ukraine

| June 30, 2020

Following the devastating floods in the south-west of Ukraine last week, the EU continues to mobilize emergency assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. On 29 June, an airplane of the Italian government delivered pumping equipment, personal safety material, chainsaws, power stations and tents to the affected population. Over the weekend, Sweden committed to sending flood barriers, hoses and technical experts.

In addition to the Italian and Swedish assistance, the European Commission is providing mapping services of the affected areas through the EU Copernicus satellite system. Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič said: “Sweden and Italy provide a proof of the Union’s solidarity when climate disasters strike. We stand ready to provide further assistance to all those in the affected areas and to support the civil protection authorities striving to alleviate the most pressing needs on the ground.”

press release published on Saturday (27 June) provides further information regarding support mobilised over the weekend.

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