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Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is prone to a number of hazards, in particular storms and flooding that occur frequently and leave in their wake a significant social and economic impact.<br> This contingency plan acknowledges the lead role of the Government in all aspects of disaster response and the role of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee in supporting national emergency preparedness and response structures and capacities. It supports the Government in ensuring an effective, timely and coordinated response to mitigate the risk and reduce the impact of natural disasters on Lao communities, through a clear response coordination mechanism and strategy, and clearly defined roles and responsibilities of all members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee.

Laos,  Disaster Preparedness,  Emergency Response Preparedness Plan (ERPP),  floods,  Emergency Response,  Guidelines,  capacity building,