Disaster Management Act no 13/2010
The Disaster Management act establishes a framework for the management of natural disasters. Several measures of prevention, preparedness, coordination and mitigation are defined to deal with natural emergencies (flood, erosion, wildfires, etc) at national and provincial levels. These include disaster management plans, declarations of disasters and recovery plans.
The act further establishes the National Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit and the National Disaster Relief Trust Fund. It sets these institutions' respectives missions and prerogatives.