Relief warehouse activation to boost ASEAN disaster response
The activation of the Disaster Emergency Logistics Systems for ASEAN (DELSA) Phase II warehouse in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City will greatly boost the organization’s emergency preparedness and response capabilities.
“This warehouse, one of the two satellite warehouses built, will support ASEAN’s emergency preparedness and response capacity by housing additional stockpiles of relief items,” Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in his speech during the inauguration of the DELSA facility Monday.
The DELSA Phase II warehouse will also improve the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through the platform of cooperation and collaboration. It is supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).