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AHA CENTRE

ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management

  • DISASTER Landslide

    Landslide

    29 Jul 2015

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    LATEST INFO

    29 Jul 2015 03:58:00

    As of 29 July 2015, the Viet Nam Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported that 17...

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  • DISASTER Flood

    Flood

    10 Jul 2015

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    LATEST INFO

    10 Jul 2015 01:00:00

    The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre reported several flashflood and landslides in Ilocos Region and Benguet Province which...

    Responses :

    - PreDisaster Risk Assessment was conducted on 10 July by RDRRMC of Region I, II, IVA, IVB and CAR. The local government served the displaced people and distributed logistics supplies to the affected communities. Cost of assistance is about 82,000 USD

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  • DISASTER Flood

    Flood

    07 Jul 2015

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    LATEST INFO

    07 Jul 2015 01:00:00

    The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) has affected Mindanao since 22 June 2015. Hence, moderate and heavy rainshowers to thunderstorms were...

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    - The local authority has provided assistance to the affected communities by providing food and nonfood items, evacuation centre, debris and drainage clearing and others.

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  • DISASTER Flood

    Flood

    04 Jul 2015

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    LATEST INFO

    04 Jul 2015 03:47:00

    The Tropical Storm Linfa (Egay) which crossed the northern part of Luzon has triggered landslide and flood incidents. As reported...

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    - (NDRRMC Sitrep No.9, 9 July 2015) Total of 33,700 USD worth of assistance have been provided to the affected regions. Cost of damages is 3.6 million USD (estimated) to include infrastructure, fisheries and agriculture damages.

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  • DISASTER Flood

    Flood

    25 Jun 2015

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    LATEST INFO

    25 Jun 2015 01:00:00

    Storm Kujira has affected Thuan Chau and Yean Chau District in Son La Province. Kujira is the first storm to...

    Responses :

    - The National Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control provided assistance.

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about aha centre

AHA Centre is an inter-governmental organisation established by 10 ASEAN Member States; Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam, to facilitate the cooperation and coordination among ASEAN Member States and with the United Nations and international organisations for disaster management and emergency response in ASEAN Region. AHA Centre is established on 17 November 2011, through the signing of the Agreement on the Establishment of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management by ASEAN Foreign Ministers, witnessed by the ASEAN Heads of States.

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3 Aug 2015

ASEAN WebEOC Resource management TrainingLao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane | 19 - 21 February 2014

ASEAN WebEOC Resource management TrainingLao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane | 19 - 21 February 2014

ASEAN WebEOC Resource management TrainingLao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane | 19 - 21 February 2014

ASEAN WebEOC Team Manager, Mobile and Mapper Training Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur | 11 - 13 June 2014

4th ASEAN-ERAT Induction Couse Jakarta and Sentul | 02 - 11 June 2014

ASEAN WebEOC Team Manager, Mobile and Mapper Training Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur | 11 - 13 June 2014

ASEAN WebEOC Team Manager, Mobile and Mapper Training Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur | 11 - 13 June 2014

Opening Ceremony of the ACE Programme Millenium Hotel, Jakarta | 15 - 15 January 2014

After Action Review on Typhoon Haiyan for Dialogue Partners AHA Centre Office, Jakarta | 28 - 28 February 2014

ASEAN Workshop on development of Mechanism for Acquisition and Utilisation of Space Based Information during Emergency ResponseSantika Premiere, Yogyakarta | 15 - 16 April 2014

ASEAN Workshop on development of Mechanism for Acquisition and Utilisation of Space Based Information during Emergency ResponseSantika Premiere, Yogyakarta | 15 - 16 April 2014

4th Project Steering Committee Meeting on DELSA Sari Pan Pasific Hotel, Jakarta | 04 - 05 March 2014

4th Project Steering Committee Meeting on DELSA Sari Pan Pasific Hotel, Jakarta | 04 - 05 March 2014

AHA Centre Executive Programme - Graduation Day JS Luwansa Hotel, Jakarta | 27 - 27 June 2014

4th ASEAN-ERAT Induction Couse Jakarta and Sentul | 02 - 11 June 2014

4th ASEAN-ERAT Induction Couse Jakarta and Sentul | 02 - 11 June 2014

4th ASEAN-ERAT Induction Couse Jakarta and Sentul | 02 - 11 June 2014

4th ASEAN-ERAT Induction Couse Jakarta and Sentul | 02 - 11 June 2014

4th ASEAN-ERAT Induction Couse Jakarta and Sentul | 02 - 11 June 2014

4th ASEAN-ERAT Induction Couse Jakarta and Sentul | 02 - 11 June 2014

4th ASEAN-ERAT Induction Couse Jakarta and Sentul | 02 - 11 June 2014

4th ASEAN-ERAT Induction Couse Jakarta and Sentul | 02 - 11 June 2014

4th ASEAN-ERAT Induction Couse Jakarta and Sentul | 02 - 11 June 2014

5th Project Steering Committee Meeting of AHA Centre ICT Phase II Video Conference | 29 - 29 August 2014

ADDM Celebration 2014times square | 10 - 12 October 2014

ADDM Celebration 2014times square | 10 - 12 October 2014

ADDM Celebration 2014times square | 10 - 12 October 2014

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| 19 - 26 June 2014

ASEAN Day for Disaster Management (ADDM) 2013

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ASEAN Day for Disaster Management (ADDM) 2013

Disasters impact everyone, but in different degrees. This year, the ASEAN Day for Disaster Management (ADDM) celebrates the resilience and role of people with disabilities before, during and after disasters. “Innovating Together Towards a Safe ASEAN Community” is this year's theme for ADDM with a special focus on the campaign, “People with Disabilities, Step Up for Disaster Risk Reduction!”. The 2013 ADDM and IDDR intend to switch on the “not so obvious conversation” that must take place on the critical issue of addressing the needs of persons living with disabilities in potential disaster scenarios.

The highlight of ADDM this year is the market place exhibit at the open space area in front of the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre, Thailand. The event showcased the “Wall of Resilience”, inviting public to signify their commitments for a safer and more disaster-resilient region. The event also recognised “advocates” from government and civil society for disaster management initiatives under the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER).

The ADDM has been jointly commemorated by ASEAN together with the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) since 2004. This year's joint commemoration reunited ASEAN's partners, such as the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the AADMER Partnership Group, Thailand Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), HelpAge International, Thailand-based civil society organisations and the private sector. The ADDM is a regular public outreach programme of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management under the regional agreement known as AADMER. Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has been the lead in this outreach programme. ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre) are also active partners and supporters of this regional event.

The event on 12 October in Bangkok was preceded by an Orientation and Induction Workshop for AADMER Advocates. The workshop gathered twenty representatives from the governments of ASEAN countries as well as ASEAN-based civil society organisations who will be expected to promote and advocate for implementation of AADMER in their countries. The workshop was organised by the ASEAN Secretariat and the AADMER Partnership Group, with the support of ASEAN-Australia Cooperation for the Implementation of AADMER Work Programme (2010-2015) and UNISDR.

Across the ASEAN region, there are also events to commemorate the 2013 ADDM and IDDR, such as community campaigns and performances by people with disabilities in Cambodia, unveiling of the AADMER in braille in Lombok island of Indonesia, and simulations, exhibit and promotions in the Philippines.

ASEAN is comprised of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. The ASEAN Secretariat and the AHA Centre are both based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The AADMER Partnership Group is a consortium of civil societies supporting the implementation of AADMER in the ASEAN region.

For more information, you may visit ASEAN official website, www.asean.org

| 05 - 12 June 2014

ASEAN Regional Disaster Emergency Response Simulation Exercise (ARDEX) 2013

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ASEAN Regional Disaster Emergency Response Simulation Exercise (ARDEX) 2013

The ASEAN Regional Disaster Simulation Exercise is ASEAN's annual disaster exercise that is intended for ASEAN Member States to practice, evaluate and review the ASEAN Standby Arrangements and Standard Operating Procedures (SASOP) in facilitating an effective collaboration amongst ASEAN Member States in responding to major disasters in the Region. This year, ARDEX-13 is co-organised by the Government of Viet Nam and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) in Viet Nam, on 21 to 24 October 2013.

ARDEX is part of the implementation of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER). During ARDEX, representatives from participating ASEAN Member States and other participants/observers seek to exercise, review, and enhance national and regional mechanisms for disaster preparedness and emergency response.

”Regular simulation exercises like ARDEX is important to assess if our disaster response mechanisms are effective, and if further improvements need to be made. I hope that ARDEX-13 will generate constructive and practical inputs for the implementation of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER), and enhance our collective response to disasters in the region”, said H.E. Le Luong Minh, the Secretary-General of ASEAN during the opening ceremony of ARDEX-13.

As the host of ARDEX-13, the Deputy Prime Minister of Viet Nam, H.E. Hoang Trung Hai stated that he was pleased to see that at the regional level, disaster management is high priority for ASEAN countries, as well as cooperation among ASEAN and its partners. Further, he remarked the importance of cooperation in disaster management saying ”in the context of unusual and extreme disaster, it requires the cooperation and mutual assistance among countries, primarily in the ASEAN community to respond to major disasters.”

Participation in ARDEX exercise includes ASEAN Member States disaster response agencies; and invited teams and observers from the United Nations and other international organizations.

ARDEX-13 uses the scenario of Super Typhoon 'Neptune', which makes a landfall in the area of Northern Delta Provinces of Viet Nam and causes a large scale of inundation impacting dike systems and takes thousands of lives. The typhoon also affects ten thousand people whose homes are collapsed and flooded, putting them in need of emergency assistance. AHA Centre exercises the communication, coordination and aid facilitation processes, as the Member States are offering their assistance to Viet Nam.

This year's ARDEX is the first time to test the operational capability of the AHA Centre since its establishment in November 2011. ASEAN Member States, AHA Centre and ASEAN Secretariat have successfully tested the exchange of information during the ARDEX-13 communications exercise on 17 October 2013.

Following the communications exercise, from 20 until 22 October, ASEAN countries exercised the customs, immigrations, and quarantine mechanisms, and participated in workshops to discuss Viet Nam's disaster management system, implementation of AADMER, and the operationalisation of AHA Centre. AHA Centre also conducted a refresher course for the ASEAN Emergency Rapid Assessment Team (ERAT). To test the implementation of joint disaster emergency response procedures, Member States participated in a field simulation exercise that was held on 23 October 2013 in Ba Vi. Finally, on 24 October 2013, all participants evaluated the implementation of procedures and mechanisms during the exercise. The lessons in organisation, direction, and coordination during ARDEX-13 will be compiled to further improve SASOP and actual joint response to disasters.

For more information or ARDEX, you may visit ARDEX official website, www.ardex.org