Planning for Disaster Response Assessment of Contingency The Governmental Institutions Response Plan in

Discussion Committee: 
Dr. Ali Abdel-Hamid/supervisor
Dr. Jalal Dabeek/co-supervisor
Dr. Ahmad Saleh/external examiner
Dr. Emad Dawwas/internal examiner
Dr. Ali Abdel-Hamid/supervisor
Dr. Jalal Dabeek/co-supervisor
Ammar Mahmoud Ahmed Salama
This study aimed to detect the availability of an emergency response plan in the Palestinian governmental institutions by highlighting the most important challenges and problems and obstacles faced by planners to cope with disasters, especially in the response phase in order to develop proposals for a plan of action to respond to official institutions and their testing methods. The researcher used the descriptive analytical approach through the entrance survey using the questionnaire as a tool to collect data, along with available data and information gathered from various sources. The study population consisted of the owners of administrative and supervisory titles, officers working in the headquarters of the military organs and ministries concerned to respond to disaster and who are in decision-making centers in Ramallah, including: Civil Defense, Police, National Security, Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Environment, and Ministry of Agriculture, numbered 342 employees and officers. The study concluded that there is severe weakness in the system of disaster management and emergencies in official institutions concerned to respond to emergencies. The study recommended the necessity of the integration of the concept of risk reduction and preparedness programs within the strategic plans and the development of their institutions with the need to develop laws and legislation on disaster management in the three stages of the enactment of the lack of them, and prepare the implementation rules. Finally, it recommended the consolidation and development of national reference for disaster management in its three stages.
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