IADB conducted a Disaster Relief Simulation Exercise

The Inter-American Defense Board (IADB), in coordination with the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) and the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA), conducted a Disaster Relief Simulation Exercise to keep the Inter-American System in a position to provide support in case of disasters.

The Exercise took place on May 26 and 27 and included the participation of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Luis Almagro, the OAS Assistant Secretary General, Ambassador Néstor Méndez, the Executive President of the Geophysical Institute of Peru, Dr. Hernando Tavera, the Chairman of the National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) of Peru, Lieutenant General (R) Alfredo Murgueytio, members of the OAS Inter-American Committee for Disaster Reduction (IACDR), representatives of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), representatives of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), various national authorities in the area of Disaster Risk Management and Civil Protección, and more than 2,290 people from 23 countries.