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THE NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT CENTRE
responsible for coordinating the implementation of:-
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Policies;
the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Strategic Framework and
Plans developed by the NDRRMC.
Promote a culture of safety and resilience at all levels through the use of
knowledge, innovation and education.
Coordinate the implementation of the obligations of the State/Republic of
Mauritius under disaster management treaties to which the State is a party,
through its disaster risk management policies, frameworks, plans, programmes and
Review or amend the National Disaster Scheme (NDS) as and when
on the magnitude and severity of a disaster, the Crisis Committee or the Council
is convened under the chairmanship of the Minister in order:
(a) take decisive
actions to safeguard the life of persons in danger, including evacuation of
persons at risk owing to age or some disability, women, children and persons
detained in an institution;
(b) supervise the
organisation of disaster response operations;
appropriate measures, after consultation with the Prime Minister, to provide
effective relief assistance; and
(d) take such other
measures, after consultation with the Prime Minister, as may be appropriate in
Emergency Operations Command (NEOC)
National Emergency Operations Command (NEOC) is established within the NDRRMC
and is activated whenever a disaster or any other major crisis becomes
imminent.The NEOC is multi-agency, comprising representatives from
Ministries/Departments, other emergency services, NGO’s and Private Sectors. The
NEOC is activated solely for the purpose of coordinating all activities during a
disaster and makes use of the well-established command, control, coordination
and communication system of the Police so as to avoid unnecessary duplication of
resources. Depending upon the magnitude and severity or potential magnitude or
severity of a crisis/disaster situation, the NEOC may be activated at three
I: Monitoring of situation by NDRRMC
II: Monitoring by NDRRMC staff assisted by representatives from main first
III: Full scale activation with designated NEOC Members
Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Committees (LDRRMC)
Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Committees (LDRRMC) have been
established within all Municipal and District Councils along with the
appointment of Local Disaster Management Coordinators. With the support of the
NDRRMC, simulation exercises conducted at Municipal and District Councils levels
as per an annual simulation calendar are significantly contributing to
strengthen their arrangements in support of identifying, mitigating and
responding to identified threats.
Emergency Operations Command (LEOC)
the level of Municipal/District Councils, a Local Emergency Operations Command
(LEOC) has been established and is activated whenever a disaster or any other
crisis becomes imminent within the area of jurisdiction and reports to the NEOC.
The LEOC is multi-agency and is headed by the Mayor/ President of District
Council. The LEOC is activated solely for the purpose of coordinating all
activities during a disaster and makes use of the well-established command,
control, co-ordination and communication system of the Police so as to avoid
unnecessary duplication of resources, as far as practicable.
Disaster Response Programme (CDRP)
Community Disaster Response Programme (CDRP) aims at:
volunteers by initiating them to basic safety and rescue techniques;
a culture of risk reduction within the population; and
the capacity of the community to respond to emergency situations/disasters.
emergencies occur, the trained community members are expected to provide
immediate assistance to victims, give critical support to responding authorities
and organise spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site.
the capacity of the community to respond to disasters and to inculcate a culture
of risk reduction within the population is among the objectives of the National
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre (NDRRMC) and is in line with the
Sendai Framework of Action 2015-2030.
Disaster Scheme (NDS)
National Disasters Scheme (NDS) has traditionally been used as the primary
source of information for agencies and individuals working in preparation and
response to identified threats. The NDS is intended to be a functional document
to support agencies and stakeholders in understanding and undertaking their
roles, responsibilities and actions in emergencies. It is understood that
certain organisations or ministries do not presently have the capacities to meet
their roles and responsibilities defined under the various schemes of the NDS.
Such organisations or ministries will have to develop these capabilities in the
years to come. The ultimate aim of the NDS is to enhance safety of
prone life threatening/critical sites
per information collected in March 2019, from the 12 Local Authorities, the
National Development Unit (NDU) and the Road Development Authority (RDA), some
480 sites have been identified across the island as being affected at varying
degree by water accumulation and flooding.
Community Disaster Response Programme (CDRP);· Sensitisation
Campaigns; and· Development
of Emergency / Contingency Plans.