European support to help Israel stop wildfires

November 25, 2016

Hat: European support to help Israel stop wildfires

Funding Scheme: 2016-11-25

Pgm2014 2020: Yes


The objective of the European civil protection mechanism is to strengthen and facilitate the cooperation between the Union and the States in the field of civil protection in the event of major natural or man-made disasters.


To help contain the spread of devastating wildfires, Israel has requested European assistance through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism on 24 November. Substantial assistance has been offered via the Mechanism. Spain will shortly send four fire-fighting airplanes, and France has offered two fire-fighting airplanes as well as one investigation airplane. In addition, bilateral support from Italy and Cyprus will be channelled through the Union Mechanism, concerning the return trip of the fire-fighting airplanes.

Url description: Press room - European Commission