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Name: Resolution No. 1322 of 2005 creating the Disaster Management Support Centre.
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Subject(s): Protection against particular hazards
Type of legislation: Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)
Adopted on: 2005-03-20
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 2005-05-04, No. 18, 2 pp.
ISN: SYR-2005-M-83631
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 2005-05-04, No. 18, 2 pp.
Act on-line in Arabic Act on-line in Arabic Legal Office FAOLEX, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-05-10)
Abstract/Citation: The aim of this Resolution is to create the Disaster Management Support Centre and its departments, and to define their duties. This Resolution is composed of 7 articles. Article 1 decrees that the Centre shall be placed under the control of the Council of Ministries. Article 2 defines functions and duties of the Centre which shall include: (a) creation of a database for probable disasters; (b) development of plans to control the impact of disasters; (c) capacity building of specialists and technical cadres; (d) response to probable disasters; (e) monitoring of disasters; (f) coordination between the different competent authorities for the choice of appropriate means to respond to disasters; (g) education about large disasters; (h) preparation of studies related to alternative lodging and accommodation; and (i) disaster impact assessments. Article 3 addresses functions and duties of the departments. Article 4 subdivides the Centre into the following departments: Planning and Training; Research; Analysis and Assessment; Information and Database; Communication and Coordination; and Administrative Affairs. Articles 5-7 pertain to the subdivision and management of the departments.

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