The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated for floods on Thursday 6 September 2012 in the region of Maga, Mayo-Danay, Cameroon. The Charter was activated by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) on behalf of Civil Protection Directorate, Cameroon.
DMS’s mission is to protect human life and property of the people and the environment of Sri Lanka from the consequence of disasters taking place in the national territory, by effectively dealing with them from a national perspective. DMC prepares the national policy and a plan and appoints centrally coordinated committees and institutions to give effect to such policy and plan.
NDMC is committed to taking pro-active and timely measures to prevent or reduce the impact of disasters on the Maldivian people and economy through its efficient staff and collaborative efforts with National, Regional and International Agencies
The UNEP Global Environmental Alert Service (GEAS) has launchedan in-depth report focusing on Environmental Governance and Early Warning Systems. Recent advances in communication and information technologies and the better understanding of natural hazards and the underlying science have facilitated a development on early warning technologies.