Members of the Quad sign resolutions to combat natural disasters

Quad foreign ministers in the region signed legislation to improve coordination for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) Australia, India, Japan, and the United States signed the Guidelines for the Quad Partnership on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) in the Indo-Pacific .

New Delhi (India), September 23: Quad foreign ministers in the region signed legislation on Thursday to improve the regional coordination for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR), especially in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami.On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the Foreign Ministers of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States met in New York on Thursday and signed the Guidelines for the Quad Partnership on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) in the Indo-Pacific, which were published in Tokyo on the 24 May 2022 as part of a common vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific that is inclusive and resilient, according to a Quad joint statement.The Partnership was developed to address the fragilities of the Indo-Pacific zone, and it will act as a single platform for Quad partners to integrate their disaster response efforts in the region.To carry out HADR missions, the scheme will increase their capacity and ability, interoperability, and operational synergy.

Before Quad partners may cooperate under the Partnership, a request for international assistance is required.Quad partners may be able to offer joint or coordinated individual assistance in the crisis response or alert phases, as well as crisis response or post-conflict review phases of disaster recovery.Any humanitarian effort will be carried out with respect for the affected state's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and national unity.Quad partners will promote equality and womens and girls empowerment by ensuring that people with disabilities are agents and beneficiaries of humanitarian efforts, as well as Indigenous people, minorities, and persons in danger.