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War in Ukraine

Current information on civil protection

Due to the war in Ukraine, the Federal Office of Civil Protection (FOCP) as well as the cantonal and municipal authorities are faced with numerous enquiries from citizens. Current information about civil protection can be found on this page.

Currently, the population is not required to take any special measures.

Dangers in Switzerland

Dangers in Switzerland

In the event of real danger, the authorities will alert the population with sirens and announce instructions via radio broadcasts and Alertswiss.

Other themes

Other themes

The National Economic Supply (NES) organization recommends storing sufficient emergency provisions for about one week.

Activities of the Federal Office of Civil Protection (FOCP)

  • As part of the FOCP, the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) is closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and is in constant contact with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). As the responsible authority and alerting agency for Switzerland, the NEOC receives official information from the IAEA, including on the situation regarding the nuclear power plants in Ukraine. The NEOC operates its own radioactivity monitoring network (NADAM). This consists of 76 sensors distributed throughout Switzerland, which transmit the measured values to the NEOC in ten-minute intervals. If a certain threshold value (1000 nanosievert per hour [nSv/h]) is breached, the alarm is automatically raised at the NEOC. This alert will activate the NEOC emergency response team, which will subsequently contact its counterparts to verify the reported breach. In this way, the NEOC can monitor the radiological situation around the clock.
  • After the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, Resources Management at Federal Level (ResMaB) was integrated into the humanitarian aid operations of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and tasked with coordinating the material aid offered by the cantons, hospitals, industry and other institutions. The aim is to transport relief supplies to the affected area in a needs-oriented manner. This requires precise coordination, as the needs within Ukraine must be continuously compared with the existing supply. The transport and detailed distribution of goods in the conflict area is currently challenging due to the difficulty of gaining access.

Federal Office for Civil Protection FOCP Guisanplatz 1B
CH-3003 Bern


Federal Office for Civil Protection FOCP

Guisanplatz 1B
CH-3003 Bern