ASEAN provides relief aid for Myanmar people affected by cyclone Mocha hinh anh 1Houses are damaged by cyclone Mocha in Sittwe, Myanmar,on  May 17, 2023. (Photo:

Jakarta (VNA) - The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) has handed over relief items for the communities severely affected by cyclone Mocha in the townships of Sittwe, Rathedaung, KyaukTaw and Ponnagyun of Myanmar.

According to an announcement released June 6, the ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT) has also concluded their initial needs assessment in the affected areas in Myanmar on May 30.

The AHA Centre will mobilise the final two batches of relief items on June 16 and 22 by sea. The final batches, consisting of non-food items,d water and sanitation hygiene kits, are expected to arrive in Myanmar on June 20 and 27. ASEAN has also commenced internal discussion on possible ASEAN’s supports for recovery phase based on assessment from the ASEAN ERAT Team.

ASEAN’s first batch of humanitarian aid arrived in Myanmar on May 21 and was among the first emergency support received by the affected communities. Relief items mobilised to Myanmar from the Disaster Emergency Logistics System for ASEAN (DELSA) warehouse in Subang, Malaysia, include non-food items such as shelter tools and water sanitation and hygiene kits worth 1.64 million USD in total./.