The Hungarian Civil Protection Association is a public benefit organization consisting of voluntary members. It was re-organized in 1991 as a successor of the Air Defense League which was established in 1937 and operated in the years of the Second World War until 1945 successfully.
During its activity the association cooperates with the National Directorate General for Disaster Management and its organizations, recognizing the professional guidance thereof. Furthermore, it cooperates with voluntary organizations working in the interest of the protection and preparation of the population, including but not limited to the Hungarian Fire-fighters Association, the National Guard Association, the Hungarian Red Cross, etc.
Disaster Reduction Goal
The association considers humanitarian participation its prominent task, in the event of natural and civilian disasters, in the taking of measures coming under the ruling of international agreements on the protection of war victims (Additional Protocols I.-II. to the Geneva Conventions for the protection of war victims), serving the protection of the stricken population and the material property, and especially in the information and preparation of the population, the education of the youth, the establishment and training of voluntary organizations, mental care, the distribution of aids and the support of voluntary actions. The association acts for the representation of corporate interests, and this activity is part of exercising civilian control in view of the civil protection tasks.