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Community Emergency Response Teams

NDMC is mandated to organize and conduct various programs needed to prepare the public both natural and otherwise, and raising government and public awareness of such event. NDMC is also required to establish and coordinate the legal and administrative system required to have government ministries, private sector, groups and organizations and individual citizens coordinate for any work that needs to be carried out in a centralized manner due to disasters or natural otherwise1.
NDMC is currently working to establish the capacity and needed resources in each island community in Maldives ensuring a fast, efficient and effective response to emergencies. The purpose of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is to establish community-based, well-trained emergency humanitarian responders in each island who will take up immediate emergency response roles. These teams will be managed at island level by the Local Island Councils.

Aim and Objective

The aim of CERT is to mitigate and control emergency situations during its initial stages. The primary objective of CERT is to respond to all Island level emergencies. In order to carry out the primary objective CERT shall be able to;

 React and respond efficiently and effectively
 Attend to those affected and most vulnerable
 Take action to mitigate any further loss or damage
 Carry out initial field assessments to assess the situation
 Coordinate further relief efforts