International Disaster Response Law (IDRL) in Malawi: A study on legal preparedness for regulatory issues in international disaster response

International Disaster Response Law (IDRL) in Malawi: A study on legal preparedness for regulatory issues in international disaster response

This study assesses the legal preparedness for disasters in Malawi in light of the Guidelines for the Domestic Facilitation and Regulation on International Disaster Relief and Initial Recovery (IDRL Guidelines).

The report highlights that Malawi faces numerous disasters in both rural and urban areas, including floods, earthquakes, fires, epidemics, droughts and landslides. These include diasasters related to climate change and extreme weather events. The focus of this study is to examine the level of preparedness of the Government of Malawi for facilitating and regulating the entry and operation of international actors during disasters that require external support and to provide recommendations on how to strengthen the legal and regulatory framework pertaining to disaster risk management in light of the IDRL Guidelines.

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