Slovenia to deploy experts to Türkiye to assess the situation and coordinate rescue efforts
At today's correspondence session, the Government decided that Slovenia will send experts to Türkiye to assess the situation and coordinate rescue operations following the catastrophic earthquake.
The Government of the Republic of Slovenia has decided to deploy three experts to the Emergency Response Coordination Centre, namely a logistics expert, a data collection assistance expert and an operational coordination expert, as requested by the Republic of Türkiye through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, in the aftermath of the major earthquake that struck on 6 February 2023. It is anticipated that they will stay there for 14 to 21 days, with the possibility of extension and rotation of experts, starting on 6 February 2023.
The Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief will head the coordination of the mobilisation. The value of the mobilisation is estimated at €20,000.
The Republic of Türkiye requested assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 that struck on 6 February at 2:17 European time, followed by a number of aftershocks. A total of 10 provinces were affected, and according to media reports, the number of dead, injured and missing people is rising rapidly, with an estimated 5 million people living within a 5km radius of the earthquake's epicentre.
Source: Ministry of Defence