The Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) will conduct the consequence management field exercise “Armenia 2010” from 11 to 17 September 2010 in the city of Arzni, in the Kotayk region next to Yerevan in Armenia.

Teams from 15 Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) and Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) nations including Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United States will take part in the exercise.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the Republic of Macedonia, the United Kingdom and Turkey will contribute to the exercise with staff officers.

All together, more than 600 individuals belonging to civilian and military teams from NATO and partner countries with capabilities to deal with different aspects of emergencies will take part in the event. Some 40 observers are also expected. The scenario for the exercise will be a severe earthquake in the vicinity of Yerevan, resulting in high numbers of victims and widespread damage to critical infrastructure, including chemical spills and a radiological incident.


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