ASEAN Regional Forum Disaster Relief Exercise (DiREx) 2013
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CBM and Disability Thailand were invited by the Royal Thai Armed Forces to series of planning meetings and participated in ASEAN Regional Forum Disaster Relief Exercise (DiREx) 2013 to ensure disability inclusion during 7-10 May 2013 in Cha-am, Thailand.
Inclusive disaster relief exercise
14 volunteered persons with disabilities, led by Director of Disability Thailand, Mr.Chaiyaporn Phuparat were invited by the Royal Thai Armed Forces to join ASEAN Disaster Relief Exercise 2013 at Rama VI Camp, Cha-am, Petchaburi province, Thailand during 7-10 May 2013.
Voice from persons with disabilities
Cooperation between persons with disabilities and the Royal Thai Armed Forces this time set a good example in providing humanitarian assistance in accordance to international standard, which is fundamental rights under the Geneva Convention. It also created awareness for other countries to join the practice, and see the importance of the participation of persons with disabilities in disaster risk reduction exercise.