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The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) was created in 1994. The overall responsibility for national disaster management remains in the Office of the Vice-President however, implementation of disaster management activities and programmes in the country is done through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU). DMMU exercise its responsibilities through the National Disaster Management Council, Disaster Management Technical Committee and appropriate broad-based committees at Provincial, District and Satellite levels. The Unit draws its powers from the Disaster Management ACT No. 13 of 2010. The Unit is headed by the National Coordinator.