Assistance from the international community
On August 6, we asked for:
- machinery for removing debris and ensuring road transportability, a total of 60 working machines of various capacities (from 7.5 to more than 17.5 tons) with an engineering unit (through the EU mechanism)
- 20 prefabricated bridges up to 40 meters via the EU mechanism and 20 prefabricated bridges up to 40 meters via the NATO mechanism
- five (military) helicopters with a carrying capacity of up to three tons for transportation, 200 soldiers for carrying out protection, rescue and assistance tasks (through the NATO mechanism).
On August 8, we closed the request for helicopters and personnel through the NATO mechanism, and on August 9, we reduced the need for helicopters through the EU mechanism from five to four.
On August 11, we requested 5000 dehumidifiers through the EU mechanism (1000 units for 100 square meters and 4000 units for 50 square meters).
On August 16, 2023, Slovenia closed a request for assistance in heavy construction machinery through the EU mechanism.
On August 17, Slovenia submitted an additional request through the EU mechanism for a mobile solution for a nursery (13 equipped mobile units for child accommodation, two equipped mobile units for administration and personnel, and sanitary components). On August 31 Slovenia notified the ERCC that the offered modular solution for the kindergarten in Mengš does not meet the requirements. Following this, Slovenia decided to withdraw its request for such assistance through the Union's civil protection mechanism.
An extension of the deployment of international units operating heavy machinery in the Savinja Valley was requested beyond August 20, 2023. Some countries responded by extending the deployment.
Assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been offered by 11 countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Sweden.
Latvian government donated 50,000 euros in aid directly to the Slovenian budget.
The coordination of aerial capacity (helicopters) and military-to-military assistance is managed by the Slovenian Armed Forces. A total of 12 countries have offered military assistance: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, North Macedonia, Germany, Poland, Serbia, Spain, and the United States. These countries have deployed helicopter and engineering teams, along with other forms of military aid, to Slovenia.
Between 2000 and 8000 personnel engaged in protection, rescue, and assistance were active daily in the affected areas, including international teams. There are still more then 250 members of the Slovenian Armed Forces and around 60 members of foreign armed forces in various roles, operating on the ground in accordance with Civil Protection directives. These tasks are still carried out in more than 10 areas across the country, including Prevalje, Črna na Koroškem and Mežica, Luče, Rečica ob Savinji and Nazarje, Domžale and Kamnik. All available heavy machinery from the Slovenian Armed Forces, including bulldozers, excavators, and graders, are present on-site, alongside more than 20 wheeled armored vehicles. Engineering support is also provided by several foreign teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Hungary, Ukraine and Serbia.
On average, five helicopters from the Slovenian Armed Forces were active per day in flooded areas. Between August 4 and 16, they logged 212 flight hours, transporting 510 individuals and 152 tons of various cargo. Helicopters from foreign armed forces accumulated 195 flight hours, transporting 305 tons of cargo and 675 individuals. Helicopter assistance is gradually concluding, Croatia and Hungary offer availability of one helicopter each as needed.
We sincerely thank everyone for their solidarity and help.
|Countries That Provided Aid||Type of Aid||Receiving of Aid||Aid Utilization|
|Austria (bilateral)||Aid of two manned helicopters CH-47 and support staff||9. till 12. 8. 2023||Slovenia|
|Austria (through the EU mechanism)||Assist of the heavy machinery unit (two excavators and two additional vehicles)||9. till 24. 8. 2023||Solčava region|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina (through the EU mechanism)||Assist of six excavators and 20 additional vehicles with teams||11. till 26. 8. 2023 the first team (from BiH Federation), 12. till 31. 8. 2023 the second team (from Srbska Republic)||In Upper Savinjska Valley|
|Croatia (bilateral)||Aid of one manned helicopter||7. and 8. 8.2023||Help in damming and strengthening the embankments on the Mura River, now on standby|
|Croatia (through the EU mechanism)||Assist of the heavy machinery unit (four excavators and 12 additional vehicles)||8. till 29. 8. 2023||In Upper Savinjska Valley|
|Croatia (through the EU mechanism)||One prefabricated bridge and construction unit||10. 8. 2023 view the location, installation of the bridge starts on 4. 9. 2023, opening of the bridge on 7. 9. 2023||Lačja village in Nazarje Municipality|
|Czech Republic (through the EU mechanism)||Three prefabricated bridges||15. 8. 2023 view the location, 5. 9. installation of the first bridge, opening on 11. 9. 2023; installation of the second bridge started on 8. 9. 2023; arrival of the third bridge is expected on 15. 9.; talk about the fourth bridge||Črna na Koroškem, Mežica and Ljubno|
|France (through the EU mechanism)||Assist of the heavy machinery unit (two excavators and six additional vehicles)||8. till 21. 8. 2023 the first team, 21. 8. till 5. 9. 2023 the second team||Area of Rečica ob Savinji and Solčava Near Meža River|
|Germany (through the EU mechanism)||Aid from the members of the civil defence forces to assist in the relief of severe floods with two excavators and 16 additional vehicles||7. till 9. 8. 2023 (3 teams)
departure 19. 8. 2023
|In the region of Savinjska Valley: nearby Rečica ob Savinji, Solčava and Luče|
|Germany (through the EU mechanism)||Two prefabricated bridges||7. 8. 2023 view the location, 11.-14. 8. 2023 installation of the first, 15.-18. 8. 2023 installation of the second bridge||Prevalje|
|Germany (through the EU mechanism)||Aid of two manned helicopters CH-53||9. till 17. 8. 2023||Slovenia|
|Hungary (bilateral)||Aid of one manned helicopter||7. and 8. 8.2023||Help in damming and strengthening the embankments on the Mura River, now available on request|
|Hungary (bilateral)||Lamps, mattresses, blankets, pillows, covers, boots, sandbags, anti-flood films||12. and 13. 8. 2023||DLC Roje|
|Italy (through the EU mechanism)||Assist of five excavators and 15 additional vehicles||11. till 19. 8. 2023 the first team, 12. till 26. 8. 2023 the second team||Area of Škofja Loka|
|Italy (through the EU mechanism)||Three prefabricated bridges and installation team||10.8. (reconnaissance unit), 16.8. (reconnaissance unit), 28.8. (reconnaissance engineering unit), start of work for the first two bridges on 1. 9. 2023, opening of the first bridge on 4. 9., installation of the second bridge is scheduled for the end of September, for the third bridge approximately on 14. 10. 2023||Dobrova - Polhov Gradec, Gornji Grad;
Črna na Koroškem
|North Macedonia (bilateral)||Assistance of the soldier units||Črna na Koroškem in Mežica|
|Poland (through the NATO mechanism)||Two prefabricated bridges and installation team||10. 8. 2023 view the location, 23. 8. 2023 installation of the bridges, 31. 8. 2023 opening of the first bridge, for the second bridge expected opening is on 13. 9. 2023; end of the mission approximately 17. 9. 2023||Gornji Grad and Mežica|
|Slovak Republic (through the EU mechanism)||Assist of four excavators with teams||11. 8. 2023 team with excavators, 28. 8. 2023 team with 4 extra trucks, till 14. 9. 2023||Area of Rečica ob Savinji and Solčava|
|Slovak Republic (through the EU mechanism)||20 dehumidifiers||14. 8. 2023 offered and accepted; arrival expectedn on 12. 9. 2023|
|Serbia (bilateral)||Aid with two helicopters and with fuel and water tanks||10. till 18. 8. 2023||Slovenia|
|Spain (through the NATO mechanism)||Aid of one manned heavy helicopter||8. till 17. 8. 2023||Slovenia|
|Sweden||Three prefabricated bridges||expected in September||Presumably, 2 bridges in Solčava, 1 bridge in Črna na Koroškem|
|Ukraine (bilateral)||Assist of five excavators and 14 additional vehicles with teams||11. till 28. 8. 2023||In Upper Savinjska Valley|
|United States of America (bilateral)||Assist of the engineering reconnaissance|
Remark: Data as of September 11, 2023.
|Countries That Offered Aid||Type of Aid|
|Montenegro (bilateral)||Assistance of the soldier units|
|United States of America (bilateral)||Assistance at the long term recovery|
|Israel (bilateral)||Assistance of the soldier units|
Remark: Data as of September 11, 2023.