Islamabad—National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has attained the capability to support over 300,000 marooned people through its well-stocked regional ware houses in any kind of disaster. According to official sources, NDMA has the capability to immediately start relief activities in natural calamities including floods, landslides, earthquakes, drought, tsuami, cyclone, glacier lake outburst flood, avalanches and tropical sea storms.
National Disaster Risk Reduction (NDRR) policy is aimed at strengthening disaster preparedness and response capabilities, improving the early warning system, building capacities of disaster management practitioners at all levels and that of communities as well as strengthening resilience of infrastructures.
Under policy parameters, the Authority has also formulated National Disaster Management Plan to identify ten priority areas, forty-one strategies and one hundred and twenty-two projects in the domain of institutional development, capacity building, awareness, early warning system, human resource development, hazard and risk assessment.
The NDMP identifies roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders involved in disaster management and facilitates various organization/agencies to undertake interventions as identified in NDMP to achieve the desired results, he added.