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

2024/02/06 Philippines (the) Landslide On 6 February 2024, a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall occured in Maco Municipality in Davao de Oro Province, Mindanao Island, southern Philippines, resulting in casualties and damage. According to media reports, at least 5 people died and 31 have been injured due to a landslide that hit three passenger buses. 2024/02/02 Chile Wild Fire Firefighters in central Chile on Sunday, 4 February 2024, battled to quell fierce forest fires that have killed 112 people so far and razed entire neighborhoods, while President Gabriel Boric warned the country faces a "tragedy of very great magnitude". The fires that gathered momentum on Friday now menaced the outer edges of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, two coastal cities popular with tourists. 2024/01/22 China Landslide A landslide in Yunnan province of China killed two people on Monday 22 January 2024 with dozens missing as rescue operations are underway in snowy sub-zero weather. 2024/01/19 Philippines (the) Landslide According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) of the Philippines reports dated 17-18 Jan 2024, Caraga and Davao Regions in Eastern Mindanao have been experiencing rains and thunderstorms since 16 January 2024 due to the shear line. According to media, at least seven people died and ten others are still missing following a landslide that occurred in Davao de Oro Province, Davao Region, south-eastern Mindanao. 2024/01/01 Japan Earthquake An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 rocked a wide area on the Sea of Japan coast at around 16:10, local time, Monday, 1 January 2024, with a large tsunami warning issued for Ishikawa Prefecture, in central Japan. The quake registered maximum 7 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale on the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. A 1.2-meter tsunami reached Wajima Port in the region. Tsunami warnings were also issued for the coastal areas of Yamagata, Niigata, Toyama, Fukui, and Hyogo prefectures.

What’s New

ADRC Highlight vol.370 [English]
ADRC Highlight vol.370 [Russian]
NEW![ADRC Report] Summary information on the 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake (Japan) is now available.

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NEW! [Annual Report] ADRC Annual Report 2022

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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