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30 Apr 2018 description

This booklet features a collection of stories that reflects the widespread work of ADPC across Asia and the Pacific and beyond. It not only showcases ADPC's extensive work to achieve its vision of safer communities and sustainable development through disaster risk reduction but also governments' commitment, partners' support, and the courage of people in disaster-prone nations.

13 Dec 2017 description

This brochure is the sixth compilation of good practices on integrating gender into humanitarian action in the Asia-Pacific region, developed on behalf of the Regional Network Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action. It highlights examples that support equal treatment of all before, during and after disasters, including on LGBTIQ+ rights and inclusion, the inclusion of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations in Fiji, and the transgender community in Pakistan.

28 Aug 2017 description

Bangkok, Thailand: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is to launch Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP): an inter-agency platform of National Disaster Management Organizations, civil society networks, and the private sector from six most disaster-prone Asian countries. The APP aims to promote regional cooperation and to strengthen preparedness for response & recovery at local levels.

13 May 2016 description

2015 at a glance: A year of milestones

2015 marked the beginning of a new era in disaster risk reduction and sustainable development. ADPC embraced the new Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction while continuing to build resilience side by side with the Asia-Pacific countries.

12 Dec 2015 description

Statistics show that women are disproportionately negatively affected by disasters. As an example, the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004 took the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Asia, and over 70 percent of the victims were women. Women are often posed at risk when social and cultural norms limit their mobility – according to some studies, women are 14 times more likely to die during a disaster than men.

24 Jun 2015 description

Thirteen Asian nations have agreed to closely collaborate in tackling the increasing risks caused by natural hazards, many of them triggered by the changing climate.

29 Jan 2012 description

Introduction to ADPC Strategy 2020

As the most hazard prone region in the World, the Asia-Pacific Region cannot afford to ignore nor delay addressing the challenges that confront it in disaster risk reduction (DRR). More and more, holistic and innovative approaches to address disaster risk are becoming mandatory, given the close inter-relationships and inextricable links that exist between disaster risk and the other key challenges of poverty reduction, sustainable development, environmental sustainability, as well as the emerging realities of global climate change.

30 Jun 2006 description

Post disaster impact assessments in Asia-Pacific
In this issue:

- Improving Disaster Response in Mountainous Regions

- Emergency Response Challenges in Mountainous Terrain - Shelter needs in Emergencies

- Humanitarian principal framework for the success. of any emergency response

- The need for stronger civil structures in Kashmir

- Health Response to the Pakistan Earthquake: Challenges

(pdf* format - 1.77 MB)

31 Mar 2006 description

Post disaster impact assessments in Asia-Pacific

In this issue:

  • Post disaster impact assessment
  • Socio-economic impact of the December 2004 earthquake and indian ocean tsunami
  • Post disaster building damage assessment
  • Damage and loss assessment in agriculture
  • Psychosocial impacts
  • Forgotten vulnerability
  • Gender considerations
(pdf* format - 1.55 MB)

23 Nov 2005 description


On 8 October 2005 an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale occurred in Northern area of Pakistan and in the border area of Indian Kashmir devastating an area of nearly 30,000 km. The impact zone extended to some areas in Afghanistan too. As per the official reports, around 75,000 people were killed in all the three countries, but the actual figure might be higher than what has been recorded to date.

31 Dec 2002 description

Asian Disaster Management News Vol. 8, No. 4 October-December 2002

The mountains of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region are the source of rivers that sustain the livelihoods of more than a billion people. But these rivers can pose a threat: floods regularly devastate downstream areas causing colossal damage to infrastructure and loss of lives and property. Effective and timely flood forecasting can provide one of the most cost-effective, reliable methods to reduce the negative impacts of floods.