Bangladesh

Bangladesh Report 2013 - Disaster Preparedness Response and Recovery

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Executive Summary

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) was set up under the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) following the enactment of the Disaster Management Act 2012. The Department has the mandate to implement the objectives of the Disaster Management Act by reducing the overall vulnerability of the population from different impacts of disasters by undertaking risk reduction activities; by increasing the efficiency of these activities; and by strengthening and coordinating programmes undertaken by various Government and non-government organisations related to disaster risk reduction and emergency response.