We are promoting multilateral network building for improving disaster risk reduction (DRR) capacity including enhancement of DRR-related personnel exchanges in Asia
The Latest Disaster Information
Cyclone Amphan made landfall in West Bengal, India around 5 p.m. local time on 20 May 2020 and is expected to move further into Bangladesh on Thursday, 21 May 2020. Officials said at least four people were killed in Bangladesh.
Cyclone Amphan which is the first super cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal since 1999 has made landfall near Sagar Island in West Bengal, India, close to the Bangladeshi border around 5:00 p.m. local time on 20 May 2020, with sustained winds of 160 kms per hour.
A landslide triggered by heavy rainfall occurred in Tambul-Nebilyer district (Western Highlands Province), Papua New Guinea on 21 March 2020, causing 10 people dead.
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Eastern Turkey at 8.55 pm local time on 24 January 2020, at a depth of 15km and centred near the district of Sivrice in eastern Elazig province. The officials announced the number of casualties as 14.
Heavy snow, heavy rain and very low temperatures across Pakistan, Afghanistan, and northern India continue to trigger flash floods, snow avalanches and landslides. 75 people are dead in Pakistan.
[ADRC Report] Information on Challenges in Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 Observations in Asia is available.
[ADRC Report] "Challenges in Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 Observations in the Philippines and Japan" (pdf, 1.8MB)
The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction (ACDR) 2019 was successfully held in Ankara, Turkey. on 25 -27 November 2019.
Based on the request from the Government and Hyogo Prefecture regarding the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the ADRC office will be closed from 15 April (Wed.) to 22 May (Fri.). Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
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.
Member Countries DRR Information
Country reports which compiled DRR information and other relevant information of member countries are available.
Information Sharing on DRR
Learning from Disasters and Benefiting from Information
Disaster Risk Reduction begins with Capacity Building
Community DRR Activities
Community Participation is a Key to Effective Disaster Reduction