NEW!The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction (ACDR) 2016 was successfully held in Phuket, Thailand on 25-26 February 2016.
The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction (ACDR) 2015 was successfully 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
Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at 84 people.
In India, 330 million people, a quarter of the population, suffering from severe drought, have seen their incomes dip sharply owing to poor harvests.
In May 2016 mudflows triggered by heavy rains and strong winds affected 11 districts of the Sughd Province in north-western Tajikistan. At least three persons were killed and approximately 170 houses were severely damaged .
At least nine people have died and another three are missing after heavy rain pounded south China for days, disrupting traffic and affecting millions in the region.
On 8 May 2016, heavy rainfall reportedly triggered a landslide in Taining County in south-eastern Fujian province, China. So far 31 people have been killed and 7 remain missing.