In 2013, the ARF Ministers welcomed Thailand and the Republic of Korea as co-chair of the ARF Disaster-Relief Exercise (ARF DiREx), held in Cha-am, Phetburi Province in Thailand on 7-11 May 2013.
The ARF DiREx 2013 had the participation of over 26 countries, one regional grouping, and regional and international organizations such as the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre), the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
See the relevant documents:
- Programme (or agenda)
- Field training exercise Scenarios
- Oslo Guidelines (Guidelines on the use of foreign military and civil defense assets in disaster relief 2007)