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EMERGENCY AID FOR WILDFIRES IN GREECE

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After the catastrophic forest fires that hit Greece in August 2021, IsraAID Germany, in cooperation with the ZWST and the local aid organization ΚΕΑΝ, implemented the project "Wildfires in Greece - Emergency Response" to strengthen and support local voluntary aid and fire brigades.  In the regions of Attica, Evia and Thessaloniki, they were trained to prevent and fight forest fires. This was achieved, for example, by providing firefighting and first aid training and by providing the necessary equipment for firefighting. In addition, training courses were carried out in the field of psychosocial support, which addressed how to deal with one's own psychological stress and that of the affected communities. As part of the project, 125 volunteer firefighters were trained to carry out firefighting operations for a total of 360,000 inhabitants in the impacted regions.

 

The project was funded by Aktion Deutschland Hilft (ADH) and was carried out during the period September 1st, 2021 to December 31st, 2022.

Goals

 

1) Local volunteer relief and firefighters improve their ability to respond appropriately to wildfires.

2) Local volunteer relief and firefighters improve their ability to help themselves and work with traumatized communities.

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