The Cyprus Civil Defence is a Department of the Ministry of Interior whose main mission is the protection of the population. It is responsible for taking measures in response to natural or man-made disasters, potentially threatening human life and welfare, or even extensively damaging the island’s environment and natural resources. It is also responsible for protecting the civilian population during periods of armed conflict. The measures taken by the Cyprus Civil Defence include a series of actions regarding disaster prevention, preparation, response, strategic planning, education, mitigation and rehabilitation at the aftermath disasters.
What we do
Τhe Cyprus Civil Defence offers a broad range of services for the protection of citizens in times of peace and of the civilian population in times of war.
Its responsibilities include devising and implementing plans, conducting training and exercises and enforcing new methods and practices in the field of civil protection, in line with international and European standards.
It takes part in mobilizations for emergencies, such as extinguishing fires, evacuating inhabited areas, pumping water from flooded areas, searching for missing persons, rescuing people buried in ruins, and receiving people in need of international protection.
Population Protection Information
National Risk Assessment
The Cyprus National Risk Assessment was first implemented in 2015 in the light of the 1313/2013/EU decision of the European Council and European Parliament in relation to the restructuring of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
In March 2019, rescEU was approved by the EU Council and the European Parliament, initiated by Commissioner DG ECHO (Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection), Cypriot Commissioner Chr. Stylianides.
Where and how to find us
OPERATIONS CONTROL CENTER
DISTRICT OFFICES NICOSIA
DISTRICT OFFICES LIMASSOL
DISTRICT OFFICES LARNACA
DISTRICT OFFICES PAPHOS
DISTRICT OFFICES FAMAGUSTA
Cyprus Civil Defence
The Cyprus Civil Defence’s vision is to improve and strengthen civil protection mechanisms, raise public awareness of disaster prevention and treatment, increase societal resilience and consolidate basic rules on safety and self-protection.
CIVIL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS
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