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Albania: Albania – Earthquake update (DG ECHO, Albanian Ministry of Defence, IFRC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 2 December 2019)

Source: European Commission s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Albania
According to the Albanian authorities the death toll has reached 51. Almost 2,000 people are known to be temporarily accommodated in hotels and state buildings.
The EU Civil Protection Team (EUCPT) continues to operate in Tirana and Durrës with the main focus on the damage assessment and delivery of relief items.
The Damage Assessment Coordination Cell dispatched 38 structural engineers to the field on 1 December. 8 Italians and 16 Greek engineers were offered through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
To date, Slovakia, Austria, Belgium and Romania have offered in-kind assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, North Macedonia and Slovenia have already delivered their assistance to Albania on a bilateral basis.
The EU’s Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service has already produced 6 satellite images of the affected zones (EMSR412).
Commissioner Lenarcic is planning a visit to Albania on 5 December.


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