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

2022/08/08 Korea (the Republic of) Heavy rain, flood According to South Korea's Central Disaster Safety Headquarters, as of 6:00 a.m. on 9 August 2022, seven people were dead (five in Seoul and two in Gyeonggi-do), six were missing (four in Seoul and two in Gyeonggi-do), and nine were injured due to the record rain that has hit the capital region since 8 August 2022. Six people were missing (four in Seoul and two in Gyeonggi-do), and nine people were injured as of 6:00 a.m. on 9 August 2022. 2022/08/04 Japan Flood About 540,000 people in the Tohoku and Hokuriku regions were instructed to evacuate as of Thursday morning, 4 August 2020 as torrential rain swept through the Sea of Japan coast, causing floods and landslides. 2022/07/27 Philippines (the) Earthquake According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS-DOST), an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 at a depth of 25 km occurred at 0743 UTC+7, 27 July 2022, 11 km East-Southeast of Dolores, Philippines. 2022/07/27 United States of America (the) Flash Flood At least fifteen people have died after flash flooding caused widespread damage across areas of eastern Kentucky, USA, from 27 July 2022. Many people are still unaccounted for and officials fear the death toll could rise further. The governor declared a state of emergency. 2022/07/22 United States of America (the) Wild Fire A fast-moving wildfire in California, Oak Fire continues to grow in size and has now burned 16,791 acres of land. The blaze has forced the evacuation of over 6,000 people, many of whom have been staying in temporary shelters.

What’s New

ADRC Highlight vol.352 [English]
ADRC Highlight vol.352 [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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NEW! Mr. SASAHARA Akio joined ADRC as a new Executive Director from 4 July 2022.

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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