In Russia have passed the international rescue exercise organized by UN

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in photobacteria the UN in new York. Archival photoIn Russia have passed the international rescue exercise organized by UN© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Exercises organized by the Office for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN, passed by the National center for crisis management (EMERCOM) of EMERCOM of Russia in Moscow, reported the press service of the Ministry.

«At the National control centre in crisis situations was held a command-staff exercise under the auspices of the INSARAG (International Advisory group on search and rescue) in response to the devastating earthquake in Malaysia. The event was organized by the Office for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN with the involvement of regional structures in the Asia-Pacific region in frames of large-scale three-day military exercises,» — said the press service.

The exercise involved representatives of UN OCHA in Bangkok, the coordinating centre for ASEAN humanitarian assistance centre management in crisis situations of Malaysia, the joint research centre of the European Union in the field of monitoring and forecasting natural disasters.

During the videoconference the event was watched by rescuers of the Siberian regional search and rescue team, which in 2016 was the international INSARAG certification.

«The main purpose of the exercise is to develop international cooperation Global network of control centres in crisis situations. The exercise was the joint work of the situation centre within the information resource of UN-OCHA,» said the Agency.

The Ministry stressed that special attention was paid to the order of rendering and receiving humanitarian assistance from foreign partners to meet the priority needs of the «victim» state.

According to representatives of MOE, participants from other countries praised the actions of the Russians during the exercise. They stressed that such events are vital to improving response to global emergencies.

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