The INSARAG Secretariat and OCHA ROAP is this week in Chiang Mai, Thailand to support the national disaster management authorities (DDPM) in preparation for the Asia Pacific Earthquake Response Exercise(ERE) in December 2019.  

The INSARAG AP network supported with 15 senior experts from Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. WHO and the ASEAN AHA Center also participated along with 30 national participants from DDPM and government agencies. 

The planning is for the annual table-top ERE and based on a probable earthquake scenario that requires an international response in accordance to the INSARAG guidelines and international humanitarian response arrangements. The main objective of this exercise is to strengthen the effectiveness and coordination of national and international response.  


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