EU Civil Protection Mechanism responded to Cyprus’ request on assistance, European Commission announced

The European Commission announced late on Sunday that Cyprus activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism on 3 July 2021, requesting support to tackle forest fires in the Limassol district. The EU now deploys immediate assistance to help Cyprus contain devastating forest fires.

According to the Commission, responding immediately, the EU has rapidly mobilised rescEU aerial fire-fighting assets hosted by Greece and Italy.

Source: Cyprus News Agency