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

2022/06/22 Afghanistan Earthquake An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 at a depth of 10 km occurred in the Spera District (Khost Province, eastern Afghanistan) close to the border with western Pakistan on 21 June 2022 at 20.54 UTC (22 June 2022 at 1.24 local time). The epicentre was located 47 km south-west of Khost City. The preliminary report from different sources shows that hundreds of people were dead and injured, and many houses were destroyed in the eastern provinces, especially in Khost, Paktika, and Nangarhar. 2022/06/05 Philippines (the) Volcanic Eruption Following the phreatic eruption that occurred at Mount Bulusan (Sorsogon Province, Bicol Region, central Philippines) on 5 June 2022, the number of affected people by the ashfall across the area continues to increase. 2022/06/01 Nepal Floods, flash floods, landslides Since the beginning of June 2022, heavy rainfall, strong winds, and thunderstorms have been affecting parts of Nepal, causing floods, flash floods, landslides and leading to casualties. 2022/05/28 China Heavy Rain, Flood, Landslide Torrential rain has been affecting southern China over the past few days, causing floods, triggering landslides and resulting in casualties and damage. 2022/05/24 Sri Lanka Flood Sri Lanka is experiencing localized flooding in the Sabaragamuwa, Central and Western Provinces due to heavy rains over the past three days. According to the Disaster Management Centre, the flood has caused one death and over 22,338 people affected.

What’s New

ADRC Highlight vol.350 [English]
ADRC Highlight vol.350 [Russian]
[ADRC Report] Information on the Eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai volcano (Tonga), 15 January 2022 is distributed.

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[Databook] Natural Disasters Data Book-2020 edition

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NEW!Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) successfully organized the Online Tsunami Seminar FY2022 on 15 June 2022.

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Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2021 (ACDR2021) was successfully organized on 14-16 December 2021. Thank you for joining us!! For more details, please visit the Conference website.

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Mr. NAKAGAWA, Executive Director, ADRC will moderate a networking session titled "Towards achieving the SDGs and realizing the NUA through the Spatial planning platform" in the WORLD URBAN FORUM on 12:30-14:00, 28 June 2022 in Poland. (Download Flyer)

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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