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

2024/04/18 China Flood Four people were killed and 10 others remain missing after continuous heavy rainfall hit many parts of Guangdong Province in south China since 18 April 2024, local authorities said on 22 April 2024. The recent heavy rainfall has affected many cities including Shaoguan, Guangzhou, Heyuan, Zhaoqing, Qingyuan, Meizhou and Huizhou, resulting in damaged houses, blocked roads and landslides. Guangdong has so far relocated some 110,000 residents. 2024/04/17 Japan Earthquake An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 hit Ehime and Kochi prefectures in western Japan at around 23:14 on 17 April 2023. The quake registered lower 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in the prefectures and its focus was in a strait separating the islands of Kyushu and Shikoku, called the Bungo Channel, at a depth of 39 kilometers. As the government scrambled for information on the extent of the quake damage, there were reports of buildings with broken windowpanes, ruptured water pipes and dangling power cables in the area. Some people were also taken to hospital after falling over. 2024/04/16 Indonesia Volcano Ruang volcano, located on Ruang Island (part of Sangihe Islands, North Sulawesi Province), increased its volcanic activity on 16-17 April 2024 with explosions and emission of volcanic ash and lava. 2024/04/13 Indonesia Landslide As many as 14 people died as a result of being buried by landslides in Tana Toraja Regency, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. The landslide incident was triggered by high-intensity rain in an area with unstable soil conditions on Saturday, 13 April 2024 at 22.30 WITA (UTC+8). 2024/04/12 Pakistan Flood From 12 to 16 April 2024, Pakistan faced unprecedented devastation caused by heavy rains, lightning and flash floods. This unfortunate event led to the tragic loss of 53 human lives, with over 50 individuals sustaining injuries. Further, 13 schools and over 1,400 houses were damaged, while over 200 livestock perished, and various other properties were impacted.

What’s New

ADRC Highlight vol.372 [English]
ADRC Highlight vol.371 [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