Technical assistance


Since 2002, the ICDO has implemented a Programme of Technical Assistance to foster the development of the national civil protection structures of its Member States.

The Organisation‘s mandate has been expanded to include the provision of emergency equipment. As part of the programme, the ICDO has invited Swiss cantons and municipalities to donate any surplus equipment that they might have to the ICDO for the benefit of its Members.

Examples of professional equipment and material


-Hydraulic equipment
-Extinguishing equipment
-Rescue equipment
-First Aid Equipment
-Rescue Clothing
-Mobile hospital
-Lighting equipment
-Water basin


2014 was a record year. The ICDO provided 16 countries with shipments of professional emergency equipment (16 containers measuring 20' - 40').

Beneficiaries since 2002




2002 Burkina Faso 1
2004 Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mauritania 3
2005 Senegal, Mongolia, Mali, Jordan, Gabon (x2), Sudan (x2) 8
2006 Côte d'Ivoire 1
2007 Burkina Faso, Mongolia 2
2008 Nigeria, Guinea (x2) 3
2009 Palestine, Benin (x2), Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Pakistan, Lebanon 8
2010 Guinea, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal 4
2011 Bosnia & Herzegovina, Senegal 2
2012 Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Burundi, Niger, Gabon, Guinea 6
2013 Tunisia (x2), Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo (x2) 9
2014 Cameroon, Togo, Georgia, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Lebanon, Yemen, Serbia, Benin, Guinea, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Comoros 16

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Information & Curiosities

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    ICDO members

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    ICDO events

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    Impact by disasters

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    The economic and human impact of disasters

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    Training of senior officials

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