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

2022/09/28 United States of America (the) Tropical Cyclone Hurricane Ian, as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday, 28 September 2022, turning streets into rivers, knocking out power to 2 million people. 2022/09/28 Viet Nam Typhoon Disaster authorities in South East Asia report that heavy rain from Tropical Cyclone Noru has caused severe flooding and landslides across parts of Vietnam. Before the storm struck as many as 327,937 people had been pre-emptively evacuated across the provinces of Thua Thien Hue, Danang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh. 2022/09/28 Thailand Typhoon, flood Heavy rain brought by Tropical Storm Noru triggered floods in several provinces of Thailand from 28 September 2022. Three people died and 2 were injured in floods and strong winds in late September in Sisaket Province. 2022/09/27 Cuba Tropical Cyclone Tropical Cyclone IAN made landfall on the morning of 27 September in Pinar del Rio Province, western Cuba, with maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h (Cat 3. Hurricane). According to UN OCHA, more than 3 Million people have been affected as damage to infrastructure, and housing has been reported in the Provinces of Pinar del Rio, Artemisa and Havana. About 2.7 Million people experienced power outages. 2022/09/25 Philippines (the) Typhoon On 25 September 2022, tropical cyclone Noru (locally named Karding) undergone explosive intensification and became of super typhoon strength while it continues to move westward towards eastern seaboard of the Philippines. It is expected to make landfall in Quezon Province or Aurora Province in densely populated central Luzon on the night of 25 September 2022.

What’s New

ADRC Highlight vol.354 [English]
ADRC Highlight vol.354 [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! ADRC organized a partner event in the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference of DRR (APMCDRR) on 21 September 2022.

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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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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