Feature Story about PPRD East Activities is Published by EU Neighbourhood Info Centre

"We have a big fire here, we need help"

There has been a major accident at a chemical plant in Belarus, and forest fires are raging through the region. Neither Belarus nor Ukraine can cope with the disaster alone, rescuers are badly needed to face the emergency: so Belarus is now asking for help...

Fortunately the event is not real, it is just a simulation exercise, and the staged emergency is addressed through a computer based information exchange. This training is part of the EU-funded Programme for Prevention, Preparedness and Response to natural and Man-Made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership countries  (PPRD East). A journalist from the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre was following the story. 

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