The Attica Region has declared the areas of Eastern and Western Attica, which were hit by the fires, in a state of emergency. The country asked for international aid in land and air means, as all firefighting forces are struggling with fires all over the country.

Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crises Management Christos Stylianidis has announced that Greece mobilized the civil protection mechanism, asking for the EU’s help and calling all member states participating in the mechanism to show solidarity and provide help. Cyprus and Spain have already responded to the request by sending 60 people and two firefighting aircrafts, respectively.