Successful civil protection initiative

Successful civil protection initiative

The Hessian initiative to strengthen civil protection was successful in the Bundesrat. The motion for a resolution “Comprehensive strengthening of civil protection by the federal and state governments” was adopted unanimously. Ten billion in ten years The...
The role of women in adapting to climate change

The role of women in adapting to climate change

Women are around 14 times more likely to die in droughts, floods or other disaster events than men. Women in Africa or South Asia in particular usually have fewer resources than men and religious norms, lower income and lack of education contribute to their exposure...
Predicting soil moisture for increased resilience

Predicting soil moisture for increased resilience

The moisture content of the soil is crucial for flood protection, as soil that is already moist can absorb little water and soil that has dried out needs time to absorb moisture. The German Weather Service (DWD) now offers soil moisture forecasts free of charge,...
EU civil protection exercise in Germany

EU civil protection exercise in Germany

European civil protection is becoming increasingly important as the number of disasters increases and often exceeds the capacities of individual countries. Since 2010, large-scale exercises have been regularly planned and carried out throughout Europe in order to be...
BBK Participation Campaign

BBK Participation Campaign

As part of the “With you for all of us” campaign launched by the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) in summer 2019, the BBK is looking for exciting stories from volunteers. The aim is to give the commitment of volunteers the...