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The National Disaster Risk Management Office (NDRMO) was established under the Emergency Management Act 2007, initially aimed to facilitate and coordinate emergency management for Tonga's safety.  The National Disaster Risk Management Act 2021 expanded its mandate, focusing on enhancing disaster risk reduction efforts.


Under the DRM Act of 2021, the NDRMO plays a central role in harmonizing disaster risk reduction, preparedness, and response. Responsibilities include creating a comprehensive policy framework for Disaster Risk Management, coordinating nationwide emergency management, and establishing protocols for quick and efficient responses.

The expanded role includes reducing disaster risks through comprehensive plans, coordinating disaster response efforts for timely assistance, and streamlining recovery initiatives for rehabilitation and reconstruction.

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