Pymes75 wrote: command and all-terrain vehicles
A good "force multiplier" for the Gvmnt and other civilian agencies; comms being re-established for coordination as soon as the "first wave" goes onshore.
SIPRI and the UN OCHA have together been looking into the planning and cost sharing of HADR, for the UK it came out like this:
"The response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was a watershed for the UK
in terms of how it budgets for deployment of militar y assets in disaster relief.
During the relief operation following floods and cyclones in Mozambique in
2000, the UK made substantial contributions of militar y assets. There had
been minimal discussion of who would pay for the deployments, and the
Ministr y of Defence subsequently requested reimbursement from DfID for
the bulk of the costs incurred ($14.37 million).
To avoid a similar situation, before deploying militar y assets to tsunami
relief operations, DfID and the Ministr y of Defence drew up an MOU setting
out cost-sharing arrangements. DfID paid only 30 per cent of the $7.42
million total cost of deploying militar y assets for tsunami relief. In the relief
operation in Pakistan following the 2005 earthquake, DfID covered
49 per cent of the $6.7 million total militar y deployment costs. In both cases,
the Ministr y of Defence covered the remainder. "
Response to questionnaires and authors
interview with DfiD representatives