Civil Defense
With the dramatic increase in threats to modern society, Cyprus’ particular circumstances, and the requirements of the European Union for the protection of its civilians, the role of the Civil Defence on the island has become important.

The Civil Defence is now an organized force operating in all free areas of the Republic. The focus of its powers are as always: to increase the services it offers - where and when needed; the improvement of training; to be fully equipped with the necessary resources; the development and continuous modernization of civil defence plans, and educating the public on defence policy.

The primary mission of the Civil Defence Force is carrying out various humanitarian projects aimed at protecting the civilian population - and its property - from hazards, and to help them recover from the immediate effects of calamities or war, as well as offering the necessary conditions for the survival of people in these situations whilst keeping morale high.