Staff of civilian CSDP Missions work in challenging, at times dangerous circumstances. Traumatic injuries caused by road traffic accidents or terror attacks, infectious diseases, significant stress caused by increased threat levels…these are examples of the health challenges that the approximately 2,000 strong staff of the 11 civilian CSDP Missions face.
Yesterday, the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) hosted a webinar with a Finnish expert on how to train sniffer dogs to detect people infected with COVID-19. This innovative approach to combating the pandemic was launched in Finland last month. EUAM is now supporting Ukrainian law enforcement agencies with best practices and lessons learnt from this Finnish pilot project.
The participation of the President of the Central African Republic and several ministers next to high-level representatives of the UN organisations and the diplomatic corps in Bangui testifies to the importance of the EU Advisory Mission. EU security experts will in coordination with international counterparts advice the Central African authorities on the build-up of an efficient and accountable civilian security sector. The official inauguration on 24 September marks a milestone of meticulous planning and deployment activities initiated summer 2019 by the EEAS.