The government’s National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) fails to meet regularly and is void of an annual budget to cover its operations while most of its staff members are totally unaware of their job description, according to a report released in March and funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The report, which reviewed the inner workings of the NCDM and was written by Jerome Casals, a specialist in disaster management, interviewed officials working for the body who said that during national disasters such as floods, the institution lacks both the funding and the logistics to carry out relief
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