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

2024/05/26 India Tropical Cyclone Tropical storm REMAL made landfall over the border area between India and Bangladesh on 26 May 2024, with maximum sustained winds of 111 km/h. Very heavy rainfall, strong winds, storm surges and floods affected the area, causing 6 people dead and 150,000 people displaced in India. 2024/05/26 Bangladesh Tropical Cyclone Strong gales and heavy rain triggered by the cyclone Remal, the first major cyclone of the year lashed the coastlines of India and Bangladesh on Monday, 27 May 2024, killing at least 10 people in Bangladesh and cutting power to millions. 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.

What’s New

ADRC Highlight vol.374 [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