Tribunnews reporter, Larasati Dyah Utami
AMPONTOONS.COM, JAKARTA – Indonesia, as ASEAN 2023 President, moved quickly to help the people of Myanmar who were hit by Cyclone Mocha on May 19, 2023.
Assistance was provided by the Executive Director of the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Management (AHA Centre) and the ASEAN Emergency Assessment and Response Team (ASEAN-ERAT).
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The Indonesian Foreign Ministry said the team consisted of representatives from Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the AHA Center and ASEC.
“They have arrived in Myanmar to support emergency response efforts, including gathering intelligence on the ground and facilitating rapid needs assessment,” said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday (21/5/ 2023).
Help is ready and is in the Disaster Emergency Logistics System for ASEAN (DELSA) warehouses in Subang, Malaysia and Chainat, Thailand.
Coordination of the delivery of aid transportation using ASEAN member military aircraft was also done through the ASEAN Military Ready Group on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (AMRG on HADR).
According to the plan, the first emergency response will be carried out on May 21 with commercial aircraft.
Further assistance will be sent on 22 or 23 May 2023, using military aircraft from Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.
“Through the Joint Statement of ASEAN Foreign Ministers (15/5/2023), ASEAN member countries expressed ASEAN’s willingness to provide humanitarian assistance to Myanmar through the “One ASEAN One Response” approach, reads the statement.
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