15 November 2013, Brunei has rendered further aid to the Philippines by
sending its first relief team of personnel to typhoon-ravaged Tacloban
to provide assistance at the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian
Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA) in distributing food and water
to disaster victims.
mission comprised of the delivery of humanitarian aid in the form of
basic essential items such as bottled mineral water, dry food, canned
food, rice, infant formula, medical equipment, medicines, clothing,
blankets and towels which were donated by a combination of effort from
the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Health, Royal
Brunei Armed Forces, National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC), the
public, private sector and non-governmental bodies.
relief team left the country onboard Royal Brunei Armed Forces'
aircraft, CN235 and will remain in the affected area for a week.
communications officer at the ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance (AHA)
Centre lauded Brunei's swift response in sending relief goods and
supporting ASEAN operations. In fact, among the very first ASEAN
responders to the affected area were two members from the ASEAN
Emergency Rapid Assessment Team in Brunei.
relief team will assist in facilitating the distribution of aid from
Brunei to the Philippines. Further updates will be monitored from time
to time through the AHA Centre and the Brunei Embassy in Manila.
Brunei Armed Forces sent relief aid from Brunei to affected areas in
the Philippines by air and sea cargo. The first two batches of relief
was delivered by the Royal Brunei Armed Forces' military transport
aircraft and the royal Brunei Navy ship, respectively on 15 November
2013. Brunei Darussalam continues its batch of humanitarian aids by air
until 25 November 2013 and by sea until 09 December 2013.