Better crisis coordination needed between military and civil organizations

Lim Kwang Tang (left), briefing Singapore Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen (second from right) and UN Assistant Secretary-General Kyung-wha Kang (far right) on the features of the Changi RHCC.

Coordination between military and civil organizations in times of humanitarian crises needs to be improved according to a senior disaster relief expert in Singapore.

Militaries around the world have been increasingly called on to help the relief effort when disasters strike, but their involvement does pose challenges.

The UN and Singapore government have been hosting the World Humanitarian Summit this week in the south-east Asian country to discuss civil-military cooperation.

Colonel Lim Kwang Tang, is the Director of the Changi Regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Coordination Centre in Singapore.

Daniel Dickinson asked him what is meant by civil-military coordination in the context of humanitarian assistance.

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