Asian Disaster Reduction Center(ADRC)

We are promoting multilateral network building for improving disaster risk reduction (DRR) capacity including enhancement of DRR-related personnel exchanges in Asia

Latest Disaster Information

2023/01/21 Indonesia Flood Disaster authorities in Indonesia report severe flooding and landslides in areas of Sumatra island which began after heavy rainfall on 21 January 2023. As of 24 January 2023, almost 100,000 people and 15,000 homes have been affected. Three fatalities were reported. 2023/01/03 United States of America (the) Storm, flood Thousands of Californians in the United States remained under evacuation orders as heavy rainfall continued in parts of the state, threatening more flooding as part of a series of storms that have left at least 17 dead in recent weeks. 2023/01/02 Philippines (the) Flood According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) of the Philippines, the combined effects of low pressure areas, the Northeast Monsoon, and Shear Line has impacted multiple regions in the Philippines starting from 2 January to 15 January 2023. A total of 1,023 related incidents such as flooding, landslides and tornadoes/strong winds, have been reported. 2022/12/23 Philippines (the) Flood The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in the Philippines reported the combined effects of a Shear Line storm and a trough of low pressure caused widespread damages including floods and landslides from around 23 December 2022. 2022/12/22 United States of America (the) Cold Wave Heavy snowfall and very low temperatures have been affecting northern USA (particularly South Dakota) and the Pacific Northwest region (in particular Oregon, Washington and Idaho) since 22 December 2022, causing a number of severe weather-related incidents (in particular due to the snow) that have resulted in casualties and damage.

What’s New

ADRC Highlight vol.358 [English]
ADRC Highlight vol.357 [Russian]
NEW! [Annual Report] ADRC Annual Report 2021

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NEW! [Databook] Natural Disasters Data Book-2021 edition

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NEW! As a side event of the “BOSAI KOKUTAI 2022”, ADRC organized a workshop titled "Differences of DRM in Japan as seen by Foreign Residents in Japan - DRM Cooperation Starting from Understanding the Differences -". Now, presentation files (PDF) can be downloaded, and the video is available until 22 November.

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NEW! ADRC organized a partner event in the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference of DRR (APMCDRR) on 21 September 2022.

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[Applications are closed.] ADRC extends contract staff recruitment deadline. Applications are open for him until January 25 2023.

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The Thoughts of ADRC

ADRC was founded in 1998 in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture.
The mission is to enhance disaster resilience of its member countries, to create safe communities where people can live with peace of mind, and to create a society that enables sustainable development.
For the purpose, the ADRC is promoting the establishment of multilateral networks through personnel exchanges and a variety of other programs for disaster risk reduction in Asia.

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Member Countries DRR Information

Country reports which compiled DRR information and other relevant information of member countries are available.

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ADRC activities

  • Information Sharing on DRR

    Learning from Disasters and Benefiting from Information

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  • Human Resource

    Disaster Risk Reduction begins with Capacity Building

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  • Community DRR Activities

    Community Participation is a Key to Effective Disaster Reduction

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Reports on ADRC Projects