IHP providing UNDAC ICT Support in Equatorial Guinea

Published: 2021-03-17

On 07 March 2021 four explosions were heard in Bata, second largest city in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. These were ammunitions depots which exploded near military barracks and which caused extensive damages to surrounding structures. Among them were residential buildings and a newly built hospital. Initial figures from governmental sources spoke of 15 people who lost their lives and around 500 people injured, both children and adults. These figures later increased significantly into over 100 casualties and several hundreds injured.

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MSB taking over the IHP chair until July 2022

Published: 2021-01-22

Happy New Year and my best wishes for 2021! First of all, I wish to thank Mati and the Estonian Rescue Board for their leadership during the last one and a half year. Despite the massive challenges mainly caused by Covid-19, including changed priorities and various restrictions, IHP activities are moving forward.

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IHP is mobilizing base camps to UNHCR awake of escalating refugee emergency

Published: 2020-12-07

IHP has urgently been activated and is actively mobilizing support to UNHCR in Sudan. Several of the IHP members are involved in the scale-up of activities, with the aim of providing three base camps to the border areas between Sudan and Ethiopia.

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The World Food Programme has won the Nobel Prize for Peace

Published: 2020-10-23

All IHP members congratulate our longstanding partner the World Food Program (WFP) in winning dignified and well-deserved recognition - the Nobel Peace Prize.

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IHP Supports UNDAC in Albania Earthquakes

Published: 2020-01-29

26th of November 2019 Albania was struck by several Earthquakes. After the initial rescue phase, an UNDAC team was established to support the local authorities with rescue and emergency sheltering efforts. As IHP was requested to support the UNDAC team, two experts from Finland were sent to Tirana, Albania. These experts are members of the Finn Rescue Team and were deployed by the Emergency Services Academy Finland.

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