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The Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief is a body within the Ministry of Defence that carries out administrative and expert tasks regarding protection, rescue and disaster relief. The tasks pertain to the management, preparation and operation of the system for protection from natural and other disasters; the provision of assistance to affected local communities; monitoring, notification and warning; communications and the information system; the assessment of damage caused by natural and other disasters; fire protection and the operation of general rescue services; the organisation and operation of the Civil Protection Service and the preparation and operation of the Civil Protection Headquarters; the preparation and execution of national programmes in the field of protection from natural and other disasters; and disaster relief and post-disaster remediation.

When executing the tasks of protection, rescue and relief in the event of natural and other disasters, the Administration works alongside the Slovenian Armed Forces, the police force and other departments. It also leads, coordinates and implements the international activities of the country in the field of rescue and protection at bilateral and multilateral levels.

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