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

2023/09/19 China Tornado Two tornadoes within hours killed 10 people and seriously injured four others in Jiangsu Province, eastern China, on 19 September 2023, state media said. 2023/09/12 Viet Nam Flash Flood On 12 September 2023, heavy rainfall, strong winds and thunderstorms occurred in Lao Cai Province, northern Vietnam, causing flash floods, and landslides that resulted in casualties. According to the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet), at least nine people died while four others are still missing across the affected province. 2023/09/10 Libya Flood On Sunday 10 September 2023, Storm Daniel made landfall in Libya causing severe weather conditions, including strong winds and sudden heavy rainfall which led to widespread flooding, affecting several northeastern areas of Libya (Benghazi, Tobruk, Toukra, Talmeitha, Almarj, Taknes (Al Jabal Al Akhdar), Al Owailia, Bayada, Albayda, Shahhat, Sousa and Derna). According to media, at least 2,000 people died and thousands are feared missing. 2023/09/08 Morocco Earthquake A powerful earthquake measuring magnitude 6.8 struck High Atlas mountain of Morocco at 23:11 local time on Friday, 8 September 2023, killing at least 296 people, destroying buildings and sending residents of major cities rushing from their homes. 2023/09/01 Pakistan Flood Heavy rainfall has again affected Pakistan since 1 September 2023 that resulted in casualties and damage. Since the onset of monsoon, 394,314 individuals have been displaced in flood affected areas, mostly in Punjab, 323,612. The death toll from monsoon season disasters since 25 June 2023 had risen to 216 as of 4 September.

What’s New

ADRC Highlight vol.366 [English]
ADRC Highlight vol.364 [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!Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) organized the Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2022 (ACDR2022) on 11-12 March 2023 in Sendai, Japan.

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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 -".

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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