Support to Portugal in fighting wildfires

Wildfires in Portugal this year have accounted for more than one third of the burnt forest in the entire 28-nation European Union. As national capacities are not sufficient to end successfully the blazes, Portugal requested international support, which is delivered by Marocco and EU states. August 18 Switzerland received and positively answered an official request from the Portuguese government.

Land/Region Periode Budget
19.08.2017 - 15.11.2017
CHF 100'000
Ziele To safe life, environment and assets from the ongoing wildfires
Zielgruppen Civil Population of area affected with fires
Mittelfristige Wirkungen To have suppressed and extinguished fires to protect lives and to prevent the destruction of property and of the environment

Erwartete Resultate:   to prevent the spread of and extinguish significant unwanted fires threatening buildings,  woodland, etc

Resultate von früheren Phasen:   To contribute to diminish the number of active wildfires

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Humanitäre Hilfe
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
  • Schweizerisches Arbeiterhilfswerk

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   100'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   6'940 Projekttotal seit Anfangsphase Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF  100'000