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

2023/03/24 United States of America (the) Tornado At least 26 people are dead and dozens more are hurt after powerful storms and at least one tornado pummeled the southern United States on the night of 24 March 2023. The confirmed tornado touched down in Mississippi, where the damage and death toll have been most severe. 2023/03/21 Pakistan Earthquake The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 6.5 earthquake with epicenter 40km south-southeast of Jurm district in Afghanistan at a depth of 187km hit the region on 21 March 2023. Three aftershocks of magnitude 3.9 were recorded so far in the Hindukush region bordering Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. In Pakistan, the provincial Disaster Management authority (PDMA) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) reported nine fatalities and 44 injuries across the province. 2023/03/15 Turkey Flood Disasters authorities in Turkey report that at least 14 people have died in the flood that swept through areas of Şanlıurfa and Adıyaman in the southeast of the country on 15 March 2023. 2023/03/11 Malawi Flood Following Tropical Cyclone Freddy’s second landfall in Mozambique on 11 March 2023, the weather system moved over land as a tropical depression, bringing torrential rainfall to southern Malawi and causing devastating floods and mudslides. At least 225 people have lost their lives and 700 are injured, following heavy rains and strong winds attributed to the Freddy weather system since 12 March 2023, according to Malawi’s Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) as of 15 March 2023. 2023/03/06 Indonesia Landslide At least 10 people have died and many more are thought to be missing after heavy rain falling on unstable ground caused a massive landslide in the Riau Islands Province of Indonesia on 6 March 2023.

What’s New

ADRC Highlight vol.360 [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