ASEAN offers support to Philippines after typhoon hit hard

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phil typhoon1ASEAN member states have offered supports and helps to Philippines which has been hit hard by super typhoon Haiyan. ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh contacted the Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert Del Rosario and informed him ASEAN was ready to facilitate cooperation and coordination through the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre).

In a letter sent to Secretary Del Rosario, Minh expressed “great concern and sadness” over the devastation caused by super typhoon “Haiyan” which slammed central Philippines on November 8.

“ASEAN stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the Philippines in these difficult times and we are ready to show the ASEAN spirit of a caring community to affected populations in the country,” Minh said.

“Within the framework of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response, we are working closely with the AHA Centre to ensure an effective response to the disaster,” he added.

Earlier, the AHA Center has deployed its team members and the ASEAN Emergency Rapid Assessment Team  in Manila and Tacloban City to coordinate with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council authorities to discuss possible relief support for the Philippines. The team in Tacloban helped set up emergency communications prior to the landfall of Haiyan to help the disaster management office communicate with national government in earliest hours after the typhoon hit the city.

An additional ASEAN group consisting of the AHA Center Field Team Leader, emergency team members from Brunei, and a disaster management representative  arrived in Tacloban which has been hardest hit by the typhoon. The ASEAN team will assess immediate assistance needed by the disaster management authorities and affected communities. The results of the assessment will be shared to ASEAN states and potential assisting entities to help them decide the types of assistance to be provided, the secretariat said in a release.

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ASEAN member states have offered supports and helps to Philippines which has been hit hard by super typhoon Haiyan. ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh contacted the Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert Del Rosario and informed him ASEAN was ready to facilitate cooperation and coordination through the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre).

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phil typhoon1ASEAN member states have offered supports and helps to Philippines which has been hit hard by super typhoon Haiyan. ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh contacted the Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert Del Rosario and informed him ASEAN was ready to facilitate cooperation and coordination through the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre).

In a letter sent to Secretary Del Rosario, Minh expressed “great concern and sadness” over the devastation caused by super typhoon “Haiyan” which slammed central Philippines on November 8.

“ASEAN stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the Philippines in these difficult times and we are ready to show the ASEAN spirit of a caring community to affected populations in the country,” Minh said.

“Within the framework of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response, we are working closely with the AHA Centre to ensure an effective response to the disaster,” he added.

Earlier, the AHA Center has deployed its team members and the ASEAN Emergency Rapid Assessment Team  in Manila and Tacloban City to coordinate with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council authorities to discuss possible relief support for the Philippines. The team in Tacloban helped set up emergency communications prior to the landfall of Haiyan to help the disaster management office communicate with national government in earliest hours after the typhoon hit the city.

An additional ASEAN group consisting of the AHA Center Field Team Leader, emergency team members from Brunei, and a disaster management representative  arrived in Tacloban which has been hardest hit by the typhoon. The ASEAN team will assess immediate assistance needed by the disaster management authorities and affected communities. The results of the assessment will be shared to ASEAN states and potential assisting entities to help them decide the types of assistance to be provided, the secretariat said in a release.

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