This operation aims to support the needs of 7,100 people of most vulnerable communities with appropriate immediate and medium-term assistance in a timely, effective, and efficient manner, as well as accompany them to recover from the impact of the fires and increase their resilience to future emergencies. Additionally, following the severe impact of the fires, the HRC will carry out activities to support vulnerable communities to be better prepare future disasters, as the recent events (e.g. flash floods on 26 July, only several days after the fires) have shown the need for an increased focus on preparedness to avoid future tragedies. Several wildfires break out in forests and villages across the country, primarily in the areas surrounding the capital of Athens. A state of emergency is declared, and assistance from the EU requested. The HRC immediately started to provide first aid services to affected people.
Eastern and Western Attica, Greece
delivering assistance and support to approximately 7,100 people for nine months, with a focus on the following programmatic areas: health; livelihoods and basic needs; protection, gender and inclusion; disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity enhancement. Community engagement and accountability (CEA) and protection elements are included in all areas of interventions. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation and details will be made available in the Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA).
7100 people directly and indirectly affected.