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Search and Rescue training course in the framework of the French-Lebanese cooperation

Following the 2006 Lebanon War which killed over 1,000 people in the country and severely damaged the national civil infrastructure, the Lebanese General Directorate of Civil Defense asked the support of the "Euro-Mediterranean Programme on Civil Protection", at the time in its second phase coordinated by France, for making a comprehensive needs assessment in view of better responding to wartime and peacetime emergencies.

Friday, 14 May 2010
(General News)
Fire Management Voluntary Guidelines. FAO 2006
The United Nations system recognize the critical role of fire – on the one hand, in maintaining fire dependent ecosystems, but on the other, in causing deforestation, forest degradation and destruction of livelihoods, biodiversity and infrastructure.
Friday, 26 March 2010
(International Cooperation on Civil Protection)
MIC activities for the Haiti earthquake

13/04/2010: While the country recovers from the devastating earthquake, the annual hurricane season is just seven weeks away. The World Food Program (WFP) and its partners are increasing the number of pre-positioning locations from 15 to 20 and improving warehousing capacity to handle the storage of food and essential shelter items required in all 10 departments. One of the key problems when Haiti is hit by torrential rains is that many key roads are blocked by floods or landslides.

Thursday, 25 March 2010
(International Cooperation on Civil Protection)
MIC activities for the Chile earthquake

30 March 2010): Latest Government figures confirm that over 1.8 million people have been affected in the four regions most devastated by the earthquake and/or the ensuing tsunami; 65% of these people are located in the Region of Biobío. Priority needs indicated by the new Government remain temporary shelter, education and WASH. Source: MIC Daily

Tuesday, 02 March 2010
(International Cooperation on Civil Protection)

Council Directive 96/82/EC of 9 December 1996, also known as the Seveso II Directive, is a European Union law aimed at the prevention and control of major-accident involving dangerous substances.

The "Seveso" accident happened in 1976 at a chemical plant in Seveso, Italy, manufacturing pesticides and herbicides. A dense vapour cloud containing tetrachlorodibenzoparadioxin (TCDD) was released from a reactor.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

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