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

The Latest Disaster Information

2022/01/17 A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck in Qadis District, Badghis Province in the Western Region of Afghanistan at 16:10 local time (UTC+4:30) on 17 January 2022. The earthquake was preceded by a smaller earthquake and was felt in Badghis, Ghor and Hirat Provinces. The earthquake reportedly resulted in human casualties and damages to homes and infrastructure in Qadis District, Badghis Province. 2022/01/15 On 15 January 2022, the underwater volcano Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Haapai located 64km in the north of Tonga erupted during 8 minutes, sending a 18 km ash plume in the sky. The eruptions triggered a tsunami of 80cm, inundating Tongatapu, the main island of Tonga. It triggered tsunami warnings in several countries of the Pacific coast, including Japan and the US, where flooding hit some coastal parts of California and Alaska. 2022/01/01 According to the Iranian Meteorological Organization, heavy rainfalls with thunderstorms started on 1 January 2022 in most Iranian provinces and lasted four days. Over 80,000 people were affected in 20 provinces. The most affected provinces are Sistan Baluchestan (in the south), Hormozgan (in the east), Kerman and Fars, Bushehr, and Khuzestan. The floods resulted in damages to power supply, roads/access/infrastructure, agricultural lands, bridges, domestic animal husbandry, houses/residential buildings, and drinking water supply schemes. 2021/12/17 Heavy rains that have lasted since 17 December 2021 have caused a series of floods and flash flood in several parts of Malaysia. Flooding in Malaysia has displaced over 40,000 people according to the disaster agency of Malaysia. Kapar in Klang district of Selangor recorded 316 mm of rain in 24 hours to 18 December 2021. In Pahang state, Pekan recorded 364.5 mm and Kuantan 405 mm during the same period. 2021/12/16 Typhoon Rai (Name in the Philippines: Odette) slammed into the southeastern part of the Philippines on 16 December 2021, bringing heavy rains and flooding that displaced thousands over a large area. It rapidly intensified to a Category 5 storm before making landfall.

What’s New

Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2021
ADRC Highlight vol.345 [English]
ADRC Highlight vol.345 [Russian]
NEW![Databook] Natural Disasters Data Book-2020 edition

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NEW! [Annual Report] ADRC Annual Report 2020

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ADRC organized the Online DRR Seminar as a series of consecutive forums. The fifth seminar was successfully organized on Monday, 18 October 2021. Click here for more details!

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[Applications are closed.] The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) is recruiting staff for the Research Department (fixed term, starting from 1 April 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