The death toll from the 12 January 2010 earthquake in Haiti stands at over 220,000 people. 1.3 million have been displaced by the earthquake. The EU response to the plight of the Haitian people was prompt and included civil protection.
The Chilean National Office for Emergency is part of the Ministry of Interior and Public Security. It is in charge of coordinating the National Civil Protection System. The mission of ONEMI is to plan, prompt, articulate and execute
The Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization is under the authority of the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization assisted by the Minister Delegate in charge of Regional and Local Authorities. The Ministry is responsible for the preparation, implementation and assessment of Government policy on territorial administration, civil protection and decentralization.
The General Directorate for Civil Protection of Burkina Faso is part of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MATS). Its main functions are the implementation of the regulation,
International cooperation is needed more then even. Disasters in the 21st century continue exposing relief organisations and emergency services to new, growing challenges. Mutating viruses like the A/H1N1 virus, natural disasters like seaquakes and seismic sea waves prove to pose global threats to the civil population.