JRC helps to set up an emergency operation centre in Haiti
The EU will assist Haiti in reinforcing its capacity to respond to natural disaster emergencies. The JRC will lend technical support to the programme.
On 28 March a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the European Union and Haiti, represented by the Ambassador of the EU, Lut Fabert, and the Haitian Minister of Interior, Paul-Antoine Bien-Aimé. The Memorandum of Understanding includes the provision of the emergency operations centre for the Haitian Civil Protection as well as equipment to support emergency preparedness and response interventions. The JRC has been requested by the EU's Foreign Policy Instrument Service to provide the technical support in the design and establishment of the emergency operations centre and related training activities.