Presentation on theme: "EXPECTATIONS AND MODALITIES OF THE ARF DISASTER RELIEF COOPERATION Lt-Colonel Kok Kam Wai Joint Logistics Department Singapore Armed Forces."— Presentation transcript:
EXPECTATIONS AND MODALITIES OF THE ARF DISASTER RELIEF COOPERATION Lt-Colonel Kok Kam Wai Joint Logistics Department Singapore Armed Forces
Scope Introduction Role of Operational Agencies in HADR Operations Challenges on the Ground Proposed Modalities for Co-operation Conclusion
Recent Disasters Occurrence Boxing Day Tsunami at Banda Aceh Earthquake in Yogyakarta
Role of Operational Agencies in HADR Operations Fast deployment to affected locations. Always ready 24/7. Experienced and well- trained. Able to co-operate with other agencies.
SAF Deployment –4 helicopters, Relief and medical supplies and medical team (Within 48 hours) –Humanitarian assistance package (Within 72 hours) –1,500 personnel deployed (Largest ever SAF relief operation) SCDF Deployment –130 SCDF rescuers sent to striken regions –Simultaneous deployment of 2 contingents to a single disaster –Additional SCDF rescuers deployed by the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team Singapore Role in Boxing Day Tsunami
Challenges on the Ground HADR is a complex mission. Multiple agencies involved. Different management styles. Interest of victims at heart. Co-ordination and collaboration with host nation. Inter-operability with other militaries.
Close working relationship with Indonesia/ TNI. Singapore has helped us a great deal in this crisis and there was a special synergy between both the TNI and SAF in the field MG Bambang Darmono, Commander TNI Special Joint Task Force When your people arrived, it lifted our spirits. We knew that we were no longer alone COL Geerhan Lantara, TNI Commander in Meulaboh Challenges on the Ground
Proposed Modalities for Co-operation The ministers would consider, as appropriate, the development of ARF general guidelines … for the use of both civilian and military personnel within the ARF participating countries. Adopted Statement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response.
Share best practices. Establish list of subject matter experts. Develop disasters management procedures. Identify niche areas in relief, recovery and reconstruction Forge practical co-operation through joint training and exercises. Complement relief efforts by UN OCHA and AADMER Proposed Modalities for Co-operation
Conclusion Membership of the ARF provides a useful platform. Useful to move beyond dialogues. Build up experience and expertise collectively. Sharing of best practices. Joint training and exercises. Confidence and firm foundation of ARF.