Disaster Recovery is the final phase of the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Cycle.
It is the coordinated process of supporting disaster and emergency affected areas and communities and involves rehabilitation and reconstruction activities.
The arrangements for this coordinated process is set out in the National Disaster Risk Management Plan 2010.
It follows relief actions taken by responsible authorities such as the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and its partners as stipulated in the DRM Plan in providing humanitarian relief and basic community support services during and immediately after the impact of a disaster.
Rehabilitation activities aim to restore peoples and essential services, including the beginning of the repair of physical, social and economic damages.
Reconstruction activities on the other hand are aimed at ensuring the medium and long term repair of physical, social and economic damage and the return of affected structures to a condition equal to or better than before a disaster.
The restoration of the emotional well being of communities and individuals affected by disasters is also a priority for those involved in any coordinated recovery effort following a disaster.