NEW!The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction (ACDR) 2015 was successfully held in Sendai, Japan on 15 March 2015.
The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction (ACDR) 2015 will be held in Sendai, Japan on 15 March 2015.
News from ADRC
Prof. Hamada, ADRC Chairman, received the Cabinet Office Disaster Prevention Achievement Award for the Year 2014 from the Prime Minister.(PDF, Japanese version only)
The Latest Disaster Information
At least 14 people have been killed in the worst flooding for 40 years in Vietnam's northern Quang Ninh province.
High temperatures intensified snowmelt over the past few days, causing the overflow of a glacial lake on 23 July 2015 and the consequent flooding of the Kargalinka river in Almaty Region, south-eastern Kazakhstan. In total, nearly 900 people had to evacuate their home.
Torrential rains have triggered flooding in Kachin State and Sagaing Region, Myanmar. Some 57,000 people were affected in Sagaing with 2,000 people affected in Kachin.
At least 11 people were reported to be killed on 19 July 2015 due to floods triggered by torrential rains in this northern Iranian province.
High temperature and rapid snow and glacier melting from 1 to 15 July 2015 triggered mudflows in villages of Shugnan District, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), Tajikistan. About 10,000 evacuated to safer sites.