May 24, 2023
YANGON – Two aircraft carrying humanitarian aid sent by ASEAN member countries to the Mocha cyclone-affected regions arrived at Yangon International Airport yesterday.
The Singapore Air Force’s two C-130s and B737-800F aircraft were carrying a total of 34.69 tonnes of emergency supplies, temporary tents, tarpaulin, Jerry Can, and shelter repair kits worth US$ 107,064. The aid was sent from ASEAN countries to assist those affected by storm Mocha as a second batch.
The relief aid arrived as the 2nd batch was handed over to officials from ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) and the Natural Disaster Management Center of Yangon Region Government. The aid will continue to be transported to the cyclone-prone areas.
In the coming days, the disaster relief supplies from ASEAN countries will continue to arrive and the total value of aid including the 1st and 2nd batches will be about US$1.65 million. These items will be transported for about 19 times by Thai, Singaporean and Indonesian military aircraft via the warehouses in Suban of Malaysia and Chai Nat in Thailand under the Disaster Emergency Logistics System.
According to ASEAN Declaration on One ASEAN, One Response, ASEAN member states provide assistance to the storm-hit people.