EU Helping Croatia in Mapping Earthquake-Hit Area

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ZAGREB, March 23, 2020 – Several European Union member states have responded to Croatia’s appeal for emergency relief aid after the Zagreb area was struck by a strong earthquake on Sunday, and the Copernicus emergency management service is helping map the affected areas, the European Commission said on Monday.

Croatia has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and the Commission has already helped by sending tents, beds, mattresses, heaters and sleeping bags from Slovenia, Hungary, Austria and Italy, Commission spokesman Eric Mamer told a video press conference.

In addition, the EU’s Copernicus satellite programme, which provides information based on satellite observation of Earth, is helping map the affected area, he added.

The European Union is here to help Croatia in these difficult times. European aid is already on the way and I thank Slovenia, Hungary, Austria and Italy for their offer through the Civil Protection Mechanism. Our thoughts are with the people affected and with the national services on the ground. We are ready to provide further assistance, Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič said.

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