CHAPTER 242
DISASTER RELIEF CO-ORDINATION ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
THE TANZANIA DISASTER RELIEF COMMITTEE

   3.   Establishment of the Committee.

   4.   Composition of the Committee.

   5.   Functions of the Committee.

   6.   Meetings and organisation of the Committee.

PART III
MOBILISATION FOR DISASTER RELIEF

   7.   Establishment of the Department.

   8.   Functions of the Department.

   9.   Sources of funds.

   10.   Department to keep and maintain records.

   11.   Director.

   12.   Power to call for information.

   13.   Custody of information.

PART IV
DECLARATION AND OPERATIONS IN DISASTER AREAS

   14.   Declaration of disaster areas.

   15.   Operations in disaster area.

   16.   Regulations.

CHAPTER 242
THE DISASTER RELIEF CO-ORDINATION ACT

An Act to establish and provide for the maintenance and operation of a system for the anticipation, co-ordination and control of disastrous situations and the organisation of relief from disaster.

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Act No.
9 of 1990
8 of 2010

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Disaster Relief Co-ordination Act, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notice published in the Gazette, appoint.

2.   Interpretation Act No. 8 of 2010 s. 21">

   (1) In this Act, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "Committee" means the Tanzania Disaster Relief Committee established by section 3;

   "Council" means the National Security Council established by the National Security Council Act, 2009;

   "creeping disaster" means a disaster possible of anticipation and permitting of the taking of corrective action to avoid it or minimise the seriousness of its consequences;

   "Department" means the Disaster Relief Co-ordination Department in the Prime Minister's Office established by section 7;

   "Director" means the Director for Disaster Relief appointed under section 11;

   "disaster" means an occurrence or series of occurrences, natural or man-made, causing a catastrophic situation whereby the day-to-day patterns of life are widely and suddenly disrupted and people are plunged into helplessness and suffering and as a result need to be provided with protection, food, clothing, shelter, medical and social care and other necessities of life;

   "disaster area" means any area in which there occurs a disaster for which it is declared to be such an area under section 14;

   "disaster preparedness" means the state of being able to anticipate a disaster and undertake timely measures designed to minimise the loss of life and property, and to organise and facilitate effective emergency relief operations in time of disaster;

   "disaster prevention" means any measure designed to prevent natural phenomenon from causing or resulting in disaster or other related emergency situations;

   "disaster report" means a report concerning the occurrence of a disaster, submitted under section 15(3);

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for matter regarding the co-ordination of relief during disasters;

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