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

2023/06/02 Japan Heavy rain Heavy rain lashed wide areas of Japan on 2 June 2023 including in Kyushu, Kansai, Tokai and Kanto, with authorities urging residents of nearly 1.3 millions to be advised to evacuate. The active rain front, as well as moist air carried by Tropical Storm Mawar as it moves through the Pacific south of Japan, brought heavy rain in areas from Shikoku to Tokai along the Pacific coast. 2023/05/29 Philippines (the) Typhoon According to the forecast from PAGASA on 29 May 2023 at 1000 HRS UTC+7, Tropical Cyclone (TC) MAWAR (local name: Betty), currently as a typhoon category, slightly decelerates while moving northwestward over the waters east of Cagayan. As of 29 May, the NDRRMC reported the following: 1.17K families (4.6K persons) affected in 15 barangays 2023/05/11 Myanmar Tropical Cyclone On 14 May 2023, Tropical Cyclone Mocha, with wind speeds of about 250 km/h, made landfall on the coastal areas from Rakhine State, Myanmar to Cox's Bazar District, Bangladesh, displacing over 100,000 people in Myanmar. Damage is extensive and may further escalate in the future. 2023/05/11 Bangladesh Tropical Cyclone Cyclone Mocha has hit the coastal areas along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border on 14 May 2023 at around 15:00 hrs, bringing heavy rainfall, strong winds, and causing landslides in some areas. 2023/05/05 Japan Earthquake At 14:42 (JST) on 5 May (Fri), an earthquake with a maximum intensity of 6+ (JMA scale) was recorded. Epicentre: Noto region, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan Magnitude: 6.3 Depth : approximately 10 km

What’s New

ADRC Highlight vol.362 [English]
ADRC Highlight vol.359 [Russian]
NEW! [Annual Report] ADRC Annual Report 2021

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NEW! [Databook] Natural Disasters Data Book-2021 edition

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NEW!Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) organized the Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2022 (ACDR2022) on 11-12 March 2023 in Sendai, Japan.

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As a side event of the “BOSAI KOKUTAI 2022”, ADRC organized a workshop titled "Differences of DRM in Japan as seen by Foreign Residents in Japan - DRM Cooperation Starting from Understanding the Differences -".

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[Applications are closed.] ADRC extends contract staff recruitment deadline. Applications are open for him until January 25 2023.

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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