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

2024/05/24 Papua New Guinea Landslide According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a UN specialized agency, a massive landslide occurred in a remote village in northern Papua New Guinea early Friday, 24 May 2024, collapsing dozens of houses, burying many families alive, and killing an estimated 670 people. 2024/05/17 Afghanistan Flood At least 50 people are dead following a fresh bout of heavy rain and flooding that began on Friday, 17 May 2024 in central Afghanistan. The authority of central Ghor province said 2,000 houses were completely destroyed, 4,000 partially damaged, and more than 2,000 shops were under water in the capital of the province, Feroz-Koh. 2024/05/15 Iran (Islamic Republic of) Flood Heavy rainfall has been affecting north-eastern Iran, in particular the Razavi Khorasan province, bordering with Turkmenistan and Afghanistan since 15 May 2024, causing floods and flash floods that have resulted in casualties and damage. Media report, as of 17 May 2024, seven fatalities and 12 people still missing. 2024/05/12 Viet Nam Severe Local Storm On 12-13 May 2024, heavy rain accompanied by thunderstorms, tornadoes, and strong winds affected Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Quang Ninh, and Hanoi provinces of Viet Nam, causing severe weather-related incidents and landslides that resulted in casualties and damage. 2024/05/11 Indonesia Flash Flood Cold lava flash floods hit the West Sumatra region on the evening of Saturday, 11 May 2024. This incident was triggered by high intensity rain in the upstream area of Mount Marapi. Four districts were quite badly affected by this incident, including Agam District, Tanah Datar District, Padang Panjang District and Padang Pariaman District. As of Sunday, 12 May 2024 at 21.00 WIB, the total number of victims who died as a result of this disaster was 37 people.

What’s New

ADRC Highlight vol.373 [English]
ADRC Highlight vol.373 [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