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What Is The MIC?

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

In Europe, the Community Mechanism for Civil Protection has put in place several ways in which it can both facilitate and activate the Mechanism. The Monitoring Information Centre [MIC] acts as a communications HQ through which countries may apply for assistance, accessible 24 hours a day, is at the core of operations. Coordination of matching offered assistance to active disasters is its main function though status updates are crucial to its role, supported by the Common Emergency and Information System [CECIS] that provides online web alerts for current situations and requirements.
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