SINGAPORE, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Singapore, the Philippines and the United States co-organized three-day multinational exercise to strengthen cooperation in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR), said Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) in a press release on Wednesday.
The Exercise Coordinated Response (Ex COORES) 2017, conducted from Monday to Wednesday, at the Changi Command and Control Center in Singapore, according to MINDEF.
Participants were expected to respond to a mock scenario where double devastation hit Philippines when a volcanic eruption occurred at Mount Mayon, followed by a Category 5 typhoon at the city of Legazpi.
The ministry said that the challenging and realistic simulated scenario provided participating countries with valuable opportunities to test their coordination effort during a multinational military HADR effort.
The exercise was jointly organized by the Changi Regional HADR Coordination Center, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the United States' Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance.