Panel – International response to devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

The devastating earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria this year resulted in unprecedented consequences for people’s lives and health, property, and the environment. Turkey and Syria, faced with the consequences that they were not able to cope with their own capacities, asked for international assistance. The mechanisms of the United Nations and the European Union for the provision of emergency assistance were immediately launched, as well as bilateral protocols for the deployment of rescue and medical teams as well as material aid, primarily for the care of people. This international operation is the largest of its kind since the United Nations and the European Union have been conducting emergency assistance activities for disaster-stricken countries. The panel aims to present identified lessons learned as well as possible suggestions for improvements in the implementation of future international civil protection operations.

Panel will be held on May 25th, 2023 from 5pm to 7pm.

Working language of the panel is Croatian.