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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CFE-DMHA Annual Report FY2013

FY 2013 Annual Report released

The Annual Report for FY 2013 is now available for viewing and download. Learn about the key events and milestones that shaped FY 2013 for the Center for Excellence.

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Liaison Magazine Vol. 6, 2014

Liaison Magazine Vol. 6 now available

The latest issue of the CFE-DMHA journal, Liaison Magazine, is now available. The theme for Volume 6 is Progress - Advances in Disaster Management that are Shaping the Future.

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Cambodia & Lao PDR Disaster Management Reference Handbooks now available

CFE-DMHA is pleased to offer the Cambodia and Lao PDR Disaster Management Reference Handbooks for 2014.

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News & Announcements

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

June 24, 2014

FY 2013 Disaster Risk Reduction fact sheet and map for South Asia from USAID

The efforts of USAID and its domestic and international partners in reducing disaster risk are featured in this fact sheet and accompanying map from USAID. VIEW ALL RESOURCES


Upcoming Events

HART Courses

21-23 July 2014
I Corps
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

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.

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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