Press Release – the AHA Centre Mobilised ASEAN Relief Items in Response to Tropical Storms Linfa and Nangka to Viet Nam
The ASEAN through its Jakarta-based ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management or the AHA Centre, has mobilised ASEAN relief items in response to Tropical Storms LINFA and NANGKA to Viet Nam. Supported by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF), the relief items, comprised of 1,300 kitchen sets and 1,000 shelter repair kits, were airlifted from the Disaster Emergency Logistics System for ASEAN (DELSA) regional stockpile in Subang, Malaysia, with the assistance of United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot, and reached Da Nang International Airport in the evening of 20 October 2020. Ms Adelina Kamal, the Executive Director of the AHA Centre, mentioned that the AHA Centre has been working closely with the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development – Viet Nam Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, in monitoring the impact of Tropical Storms LINFA and NANGKA. “Our hearts and prayers are with the communities affected by the storms. We have also been intensifying our disaster monitoring efforts since early October when the formation of tropical storms were first identified,” said Ms. Adelina.
According to Ms. Adelina, the relief items represent the tangible assistance and solidarity of the ASEAN countries in the spirit of ‘One ASEAN, One Response’. The AHA Centre will continue to stand ready to enhance country-led response in alleviating the suffering of the storms-affected communities.