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From groceries to medicines Minister of the Interior believes stocks make sense

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Pandemics, the effects of climate change, the dangers of war: In view of the current crises, Nancy Faeser recommends having emergency supplies at home. According to the interior minister, shelters should also be reactivated.

Against the background of the Ukraine war, Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser advises citizens to take precautions in the event of a crisis. “Think, for example, of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure,” said the SPD politician to the “Handelsblatt”.

“If the power goes out for a longer period of time or daily life is restricted in some other way, then it definitely makes sense to have an emergency supply at home.” In this context, Faeser referred to a list published by the Federal Office for Civil Protection.

At the same time, the minister emphasized the importance of civil protection, which she gave “high priority”. “We have to get up to speed here in order to cope with the many crises – pandemics, climate change, threats of war.”

It must be checked which protective measures are necessary. This not only affects technical issues, “but also supplies for food, medicines or medical supplies”.

There are still 599 shelters in Germany. There are also some that are used differently today. “It makes sense if we reactivate some of them,” said Faeser.

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