Two Greek Rescue Teams to Assist Albania after Strong Quake

November 26, 2019

TIRANA, Albania – Greece’s response to the Albanian government’s request through the European Civil Protection Mechanism for assistance due to the strong earthquake was immediate.

According to the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, two EMAK rescue teams with equipment from Athens and Ioannina are leaving to assist the Albanian Authorities in rescue work. In particular, twenty-five members of the 1st EMAK with a sniffer dog depart from Athens with a C130 military aircraft, while another 15 members of the 5th EMAK depart from Ioannina with vehicles and special equipment.

At the same time, Greece has stated that it is at the disposal of the Albanian Authorities in case scientific staff is needed or any other assistance.


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