Humanitarian Assistance in Disasters

The Inter-American Defense Board, by means of the Secretariat, provides the Organization of American States (OAS) with technical and advisory services on the capabilities and participation of Military Organizations for Security and Defense in activities of humanitarian assistance in case of catastrophes.

Likewise, IADB has strengthened the process of monitoring natural disasters in the Hemisphere in order to timely administer the assistance required by its member states in emergency situations. In addition, the Board has made efforts to enhance technical relationships in this area, allowing for the continuous transmission of lessons learned, by means of organizing and participating in seminars, conferences and workshops related to the theme of Activating Military Organizations should disasters occur.