Balkan Forest Fires

The Balkans Forest Fires 

31 July 2007

Thefire expert deployed by the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) to Kosovo onSunday 29 July 2007, on request of UNDP and the OCHA-UNEP Joint Environment Unithas met with the UNDP task force and the Kosovo Situation Centre, and iscurrently conducting an aerial reconnaissance of the fires in Kosovo. Aftermeetings with UNDP, KFOR headquarters, NATO, EU and with UNMIK a request forfurther assistance will be formulated today.

Fordocumentation of the fires in the Balkan region and neighbouring South Europeancountries see:

Seealso the GFMC Media page:

ReliefWebhas generated the following fire maps for the Balkan region:

Thelast satellite image (MODIS) shows the locations of fires in the Balkan region:

TERRA satellite 30 July 2007 09:43 UTC

Source: DLR / MODIS

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