FRENCH ASSISTANT MISSION DELIVERY OF HUMANITARIAN AID TO TANNA

Noumea, March 18, 2015
PRESS RELEASE

FRENCH ASSISTANCE IN VANUATU: ACCESS POINT # 6
MISSION DELIVERY OF HUMANITARIAN AID TO TANNA

On request of the Government of Vanuatu, a French humanitarian aid mission has started on the island of Tanna and Erromango.

These two islands are the closest to New Caledonia and they’ve been maintaining a strong people to people relationship with New Caledonia.

Mandated by the High Commission of the Republic in New Caledonia, a team of the Directorate of Civil Security and Risk Management (DSCGR) will be deployed to Tanna, on Thursday, March 19, 2015, aboard a CASA from the Armed Forces of New Caledonia (FANC).

A 25 members team from the DSCGR has been mobilized with their material and the equipment necessary to carry out its mission in 10 days. It will coordinate civil security missions drawing on the resources mobilized by the teams that were deployed earlier from New Caledonia and French Polynesia’s civil security.

Two fire response teams, a doctor and two nurses of DSCGR may in particular provide health and medical support and tree cutting.

The High Commission of the Republic highlights the effectiveness of the collaboration between his services and those of DSCGR and welcomes the work of the DSCGR in coordination tasks of associative actions undertaken in support of the people in Vanuatu.

A press briefing was also held at 3:30 p.m., at the High Commission of Republic in New Caledonia.

Present at the Press Conference were; LCL PREAULT Clement, Chief of Staff of the Defence and Security Zone High Commission of the Republic in New Caledonia and Mr. Eric BACKES, Director of Civil Safety and Risk Management.

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Published on 18/03/2015

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