Somali Disaster Management Agency

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Somali Disaster Management Agency
Governmental overview
Formed May 2013 (2013-05)
Preceding Governmental
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Type Disaster management
Jurisdiction Federal Government of Somalia
Headquarters Mogadishu, Somalia

The Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA) is the national emergency management agency of the Federal Republic of Somalia.


On August 3, 2011, the Federal Government of Somalia announced that the Cabinet had approved draft legislation on a new Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA), which had originally been proposed by the Ministry of Interior. According to the Prime Minister's Media Office, the SoDMA will lead and coordinate the government's response to various natural disasters. It is part of a broader effort by the federal authorities to re-establish national institutions. February 14, 2016 Federal Parliament is now approved the proposed bill for endorsement.