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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.

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.

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.