Following the request by the National Disaster Management Organisation of the Lao PDR for humanitarian assistance, the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) agreed to render humanitarian assistance to the victims of the twi tropical storms Podul and Kajiki.
It is decided for the humanitarian assistance to utilise the readily available stock belonging to Disaster Emergency Logistics System for ASEAN (DELSA) which is stored at the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) located in Subang, Malaysia.
The consignment consists of 2,596 hygiene kits, 1,400 jerry can, 1,400 mosquito nets, 1,144 kitchen sets and 330 family kits.
Towards the above objective, on Sep 10, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, as Chairman of the Central Disaster Management Committee of Malaysia agreed to AHA Centre’s request for the use of Malaysia’s Military Aircraft A400M to bring in the humanitarian consignment to Laos.
The above-mentioned AHA humanitarian assistance arrived at Wattay International Airport on Thursday, Sep 12 at 1.00 pm, courtesy of Malaysia’s Military Aircraft A400M.
An 18-member delegation was on board the military aircraft to assist with bringing the consignment to Laos.
Upon arrival, the AHA humanitarian consignment was received by Malaysian Ambassador to Laos Mohd Aini Atan, other ASEAN Ambassadors in Vientiane, and Mr. Vilayphong Sisomvang, Acting Director General, Secretariat of NDPCC, Social Welfare Department, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of the Lao PDR as well as representatives from the AHA Centre as a show of ASEAN solidarity.
Source: Lao News Agency