Burma (Myanmar) Disaster Management Reference Handbook now available

Burma (Myanmar) Disaster Management Reference Handbook now available

The Disaster Management Reference Handbook for Burma (Myanmar) is new for 2014.

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CFE-DMHA supports ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila

CFE-DMHA supports ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila

The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DMHA) supported the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) for Cross-Sectoral Security Cooperation on Bio-Preparedness and Disaster Response Workshop August 26 – 28 in Manila, Philippines.

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Chilean Army Commander in Chief visits CFE-DMHA

Chilean Army Commander in Chief visits CFE-DMHA

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – Commander in Chief of the Chilean Army, Gen. Humberto Oviedo Arriagada, visited the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance on Ford Island Aug. 13 to discuss disaster response best practices and possible future collaborations.

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Humanitarians get H.E.L.P. in Honolulu

Humanitarians get H.E.L.P. in Honolulu

HONOLULU – The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance facilitated the Health Emergencies in Large Populations (H.E.L.P.) course at the Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu July 21 – Aug. 1.

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From the Ashes: The city of Higashi Matsushima, Japan rebuilds after tsunami

From the Ashes

Shuya Takahashi, Chief of the Reconstruction Policy Section and Environmental Future City Promotion Office for the city of Higashi Matsushima, Japan recounts how his city was rebuilt after the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

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News & Announcements

August 13, 2014

Secretary Kerry's Asia-Pacific Policy Address

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discusses the U.S. vision for engagements within the Asia-Pacific at the East-West Center on August 13, 2014. WATCH THE VIDEO

July 8, 2014

RIMPAC sets the scene for HADR

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - U.S. Third Fleet conducted a two-day scene setter for the multinational and interagency participants of the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) scenario of RIMPAC 2014 July 5-6. FULL STORY

June 26, 2014

Natural Disasters in the Pacific

AFN produced this 3-part video series on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) in the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility. WATCH NOW

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Upcoming Events

HART Courses

16-18 September 2014
National Guard Bureau
Reno, NV

HELP Courses

21 July - 1 August 2014
Hale Koa Hotel
Honolulu, HI

DMHA Engagements

2-4 July 2014
ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting & HA/DR Experts Working Group, Tokyo, Japan

The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance

is the DMHA coordinating authority for U.S. Pacific Command.

Our mission is to facilitate collaborative partnerships, conduct applied research, and develop education, training, and information sharing programs in order to enhance US and international civil-military preparedness, knowledge and performance in disaster management and humanitarian assistance.

Learn more about the Center for Excellence and what we do.

Collaboration

CFE partners with diverse groups of civil and military organizations to increase international DMHA capacity and share expertise in the areas of humanitarian assistance and disaster management.

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Education & Training

CFE's courses help prepare U.S. and foreign militaries along with civilian organizations to work together and respond effectively to disasters and humanitarian crises.

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Applied Research

Enhancing the effectiveness of military DMHA support and providing informational support and situational awareness to planners, decision makers, and trainers of supported organizations.

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Information Sharing

CFE has the capability to identify and collect best practices during and after DMHA operations through its contacts with USPACOM and components headquarters and staffs.

Learn more about the Virtual Information Resource Center