Deutsche Post DHL and United Nations Development Programme launch second âGet Airports Ready for Disasterâ workshop in the Philippines
Most importantly, it helps all parties involved to develop a blueprint specific to each location in times of disaster”, said Christof Ehrhart, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications and Responsibility at Deutsche Post DHL. A DHL Disaster Response Team supported at the local Mactan Cebu airport for almost three weeks, sorting relief goods and preparing them for their further transport. Following their deployment, the Cebu Provincial Government and Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority requested the GARD program to be run at the airport. This will be the second implementation of a GARD workshop in the Philippines after a first successful training in Manila in May 2013. The DRTs, in close cooperation with the UN, help keep the flow of incoming relief goods moving at disaster-site airports.