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Disaster Management Act

legislation type Legislative
Passed in 2012
The objectives of the Act are substantial reduction of the overall risks of disasters to an acceptable level with appropriate risk reduction interventions; effective implementation of post disaster emergency response; rehabilitation and recovery measures; provision of emergency humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable community people; strengthening of institutional capacity for effective co-ordination of disaster management involving government and non-government organisations, and establishing a disaster management system capable of dealing with all hazards for the country.
 The Act is intended to help in promoting a comprehensive disaster management programme upholding the all-hazard, all-risk and all-sector approach where risk reduction as a core element of disaster management has equal emphasis with emergency response management with greater focus on equitable and sustainable development.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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