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AHA CENTRE

ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management

  • DISASTER Flood

    Flood

    21 Apr 2016

    Indonesia I

    LATEST INFO

    21 Apr 2016 01:00:00

    The continuous rain has caused Cikeas River in Bekasi, West Java Province to overflow. Hundreds of houses were reportedly inundated...

    Responses :

    - BNPB, BPBD Bekasi, Military and other agencies are working together to evacuate the victims. Evacuation center and medical service are provided for the evacuees.

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  • DISASTER Wind

    Wind

    10 Apr 2016

    Viet Nam V

    LATEST INFO

    10 Apr 2016 01:00:00

    Hail occurred in Lao Cai and Cao Bang affecting many houses.

    Responses :

    - Government provided funding and building material for the victims. (contributor: Long, ACE Programme)

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  • DISASTER Flood

    Flood

    29 Mar 2016

    Indonesia I

    LATEST INFO

    29 Mar 2016 06:16:00

    The high rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in Pariaman city and Padang Pariaman District, West Sumatera Province. Based on the...

    Responses :

    - The local government assessed the damage and provided assistance to the victims.

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  • DISASTER Landslide

    Landslide

    25 Mar 2016

    Indonesia I

    LATEST INFO

    25 Mar 2016 07:00:00

    Heavy rainfall happened at the Banjarnegara District, Central Java Province causing the flood which effecting 1 Village of Desaclapar at...

    Responses :

    - : all victims been evacuated to the 1 evacuation center BPBD already took all necessary measures to minimize the risk to the public Contributors: Fazli, Luqi, Mark, Buntha, Zaw, Sacksy, Grace, Phatsita Group A & D ACE Batch 3

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  • DISASTER Flood

    Flood

    22 Mar 2016

    Indonesia I

    LATEST INFO

    22 Mar 2016 15:57:00

    Heavy rainfall on 22 March 2016 has caused flooding in Padang , West Sumatera Province and affected 3 subdistricts which...

    Responses :

    - The local government assessed the damage and provided assistance to the victims. Local Agency For Disaster Management (BPBD) established evacuation centre at 5 locations.

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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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aha centre events

26 Jul 2016

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

ASEAN Joint Disaster Response Plan WorkshopHotel Aryaduta Jakarta | 23 - 24 February 2016

ASEAN Joint Disaster Response Plan WorkshopHotel Aryaduta Jakarta | 23 - 24 February 2016

World Humanitarian SummitRumeli Hall 5, Lutfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibitio | 23 - 23 May 2016

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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