Disasters that affect more than 20 families are classified as national disasters.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is responsible for leading the damage assessment process, shelter management and the co-ordination of welfare activities. Based on the assessment, the Ministry is also responsible for preparing a budget for payment of grants to victims. The budget is submitted to the Ministry of Finance and Planning for approval and disbursement of funds.
Activities are conducted in collaboration with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) which is responsible for response activities during a national disaster.