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Physical security, drinkable water, electricity, office infrastructure, pharmaceutical products – civilian CSDP Missions would not run without them. The security, logistical and medical services provided by the Mission support departments of the ten civilian CSDP Missions are a precondition for their ability to function. Running Missions in distant countries – in locations as diverse as Agadez, Baghdad, Tripoli or Mtshketa – and providing for approximately 2,000 multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff in order for them to be able to carry out their work is a formidable challenge. A breakthrough in the field of mission support, enhancing both preparedness and the rapidity of the EU’s reaction to crisis situations, was the opening of the civilian CSDP Warehouse in Sweden June 2018.
Dans le cadre de son voyage en Afrique de l’Ouest, la chancelière allemande Angela Merkel a rendu visite le 3 mai 2019 à la mission civile EUCAP Sahel Niger de l’UE. Accompagnée d’une délégation de plus de 60 personnes, elle s’est vue présenter les réalisations d’EUCAP Sahel Niger et du développement en cours d’une Compagnie Mobile de Contrôle des Frontières (CMCF), financée avec le soutien de l’Allemagne.
No security without women. The civilian CSDP Missions and their operational headquarters, the CPCC push for gender equality and women's empowerment every day throughout the year. Several Missions support the ongoing International Women's Day celebrations through events and targeted messaging via their Mission communication channels.