In South Africa our disaster response policy is clear: we support disaster management teams with our own personnel only if such a request is received. There is no need for duplication. We work within the system for better co-ordination. We currently have 30 personnel on standby. In terms of logistical support with helicopters (if any area is not accessible), ambulances, vehicles and general rescue equipment.
We have the capacity and expertise to act quickly, delivering emergency medical supplies, equipment, medical and search and rescue personnel, and support to those affected by natural disaster, conflict, poverty and disease. Part of our response includes the provision of food, water and temporary emergency shelter where necessary.