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

2023/11/17 Philippines (the) Earthquake At 4:14 PM Philippine Standard Time (PST) on 17 November 2023 (Friday), a strong earthquake with magnitude (MW) 6.8 shook the Municipality of Sarangani, Davao Occidental, and a large portion of Mindanao. The earthquake has an epicenter located 28 kilometers southwest of Sarangani, Davao Occidental, and has an estimated depth of 63 kilometers . 2023/11/13 Viet Nam Flood According to the Quick Report of the Secretariat of the Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control of provinces and cities of Viet Nam, from 13-14 November 2023, heavy rain and thunderstorms caused the following damage in Quang Ngai, Quang Tri, Da Nang, and Thua Thien Hue. 3 people are missing in Quang Tri and 6,820 people (1,364 families) are affected by the disaster. 2023/11/03 Nepal Earthquake On 3 November 2023 at 18:02 UTC a 5.6 M earthquake at a depth of 17.9 km struck Nepal, with epicentre in Jajarkot of Karnali province. Several aftershocks have occurred since. Tremors were felt across North India. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) 140 people have been killed and 140 injured. 2023/10/20 Yemen Tropical Cyclone Tropical Cyclone Tej made landfall on the eastern Yemeni coast overnight between 23 and 24 October 2023, and moved towards the eastern regions of Hadramawt Governorate. Over 22,000 people were displaced. 2023/10/08 Myanmar Flood Heavy rainfall has been affecting southern Myanmar since 8 October 2023, causing widespread floods and resulting in casualties and damage. According to ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) and media, as of 9 October due to floods more than 12,155 people have been internally displaced.

What’s New

ADRC Highlight vol.367 [English]
ADRC Highlight vol.367 [Russian]
NEW! [Annual Report] ADRC Annual Report 2022

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NEW! [Databook] Natural Disasters Data Book-2022 edition

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NEW!Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) successfully organized the Online Tsunami Seminar FY2023 on 15 November 2023.

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NEW!ADRC conducted a survey on the status of schools in the 2023 Türkiye-Syria Earthquake Affected Areas in Türkiye with the support of the Hyogo Prefecture.

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NEW! Aiming to acquire "Eruboshi" certification, we formulated the "General Incorporated Foundation Asian Disaster Reduction Center Action Plan".

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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