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Disaster Response

The Military Emergencies Unit (UME) is an instrument of the Spanish government that aims to intervene within the national territory as well as abroad to contribute to the safety and well-being of citizens under circumstances of serious risk, catastrophe, and other public needs.

 

Jorge Serra Llopart, Lieutenant Colonel (General Army Corps) Public Relations of the Department of Relations and Assessment, spoke at the MAPFRE Global Risks International Workshop in Salamanca and explained the origins of the UME and its capacities and mechanisms to intervene in the different cases where it is required, such as forest fires, earthquakes, technological risks, and environmental risks.

In this video interview, Lieutenant Colonel Serra summarizes the UME’s mission and offers his assessment of participating in forums like the International Global Risks Workshop.

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