What is EAS (East Asia Summit) Rapid Disaster Response Toolkit? It is a comprehensive guide that is prepared for policy-makers both at the sending and receiving international Continue reading
Most of us may not know that ASEAN has a special team that is always ready when needed by the affected countries the disaster. Association of Southeast Asian Nations Emergency Response and Assessment Team or ASEAN ERAT is a team that is equipped with specialized knowledge and skills during emergency response, such as rapid assessment, coordination and resource mobilization, and facilitating humanitarian assistance. A team from the ASEAN countries have a role in disaster response quickly.
Entering a restricted area of military air force base, there is a depot or logistics warehouse where the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) stores humanitarian relief. Big shelves are placed in the warehouse with various kinds of relief items. ASEAN logo is plugged in one of the selves where the items are ready to be delivered at any time. The warehouse that is located in Subang, Malaysia is able to maximize for delivery process within five until eight hours to all parts in ASEAN region. ASEAN Coordinator Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) with support from the Government of Japan has built the Disaster Emergency Logistics System for ASEAN or DELSA project for emergency relief in ASEAN region.