USAID/OFDA East Asia and Pacific Newsletter May-June 2012
Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) East Asia and Pacific Region, Regional Office for Asia-Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
USAID/OFDA Co-Sponsors Urban Search and Rescue Exercise in Indonesia
From May 29 to June 1, USAID/OFDA partnered with the China Earthquake Administration to co-fund an urban search and rescue (USAR) simulation in Padang, Indonesia, aimed at improving regional USAR capacity. The exercise was organized by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Af-fairs (OCHA) International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), which holds regional training events around the world to strengthen the effectiveness and coordination of in-ternational USAR activities.