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
Tropical Cyclone Tauktae, made landfall in Gujarat state, India late on Monday 17 May 2021 with wind speeds of up to 160km/h (100mph). About 200,000 people were evacuated across several states as the cyclone approached, bringing with it heavy rains and gusty winds.
The storm has hit the region amid a devastating second wave of Covid-19 that has overwhelmed Indian hospitals.
On 23 April 2021 at about 1600 hours, an avalanche has occurred in District Chamoli of Uttarakhand, Northern India. So far 384 people have been rescued. 11 people is dead, 7 people injured and 7 people missing due to the avalanche.
Tropical Cyclone SURIGAE (BISING in the Philippines) has affected the eastern coast of central and northern Philippines, resulting in ten fatalities and 13 injured people, as of 28 April 2021.
Several localised heavy rainfall (some accompanied by strong winds) which triggered flooding events and the overflowing of rivers have been reported in Indonesia. The effects of TC 26S (Seroja) in Nusa Tenggara Timur have alarmingly resulted in the deaths of 55 individuals.
On 7 February 2021, a glacier has broken off and crashed into a dam in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, causing massive floods. Dozens of people are missing.
[Databook] Natural Disasters Data Book-2019 edition
[Annual Report] ADRC Annual Report 2019
ADRC organized 3-part series of Tsunami Online Seminar. Please check the detailed information from here.
Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2020 was successfully conducted by the format of Papers Display and On-line Conference (20-22 October 2020). You can access to the conference documents from the Conference website.
(Anyone can register and login to the page.)
Mr. NAKAGAWA Masaaki joined ADRC as a new Executive Director from 1 July 2020.
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.
Member Countries DRR Information
Country reports which compiled DRR information and other relevant information of member countries are available.
Information Sharing on DRR
Learning from Disasters and Benefiting from Information
Disaster Risk Reduction begins with Capacity Building
Community DRR Activities
Community Participation is a Key to Effective Disaster Reduction