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27 Apr 2015 description
  1. Background, in the light of Disaster

Nepal is in a threat of multiple natural hazards. Flood, landslide and fire are frequent occurrence disasters and the country is prone to earthquake, being at a ridge of Tibetian and Indial Plates colliding each-other along with the Himalayan Region. The recent date has shown that the thunderstorm and the epidemics are becoming those disasters, which are killing the higher number of people in the recent days. The country has remained at the top 20th list of the most multi-hazard prone countries in the world.

31 Dec 2014 description

Foreword

Fiscal year 2014 saw an increasing number of huge typhoons and cyclones, torrential rains and storms, which might have been influenced by climate changes at global scale. These disasters, and the subsequent floods and landslides caused the loss of many lives and the destruction of massive amounts of property, leading to a further increase of roles and responsibilities of ADRC in natural disasters risk reduction in Asia.

31 Dec 2013 description

Foreword

It is said that natural disasters know no borders. Indeed, countries all across Asia experienced a variety of disasters, including earthquakes, typhoons, floods, forest fires, drought, and landslides, and these regularly resulted in the loss of many precious lives and a tremendous amount of property.

20 Dec 2013 description

Overview

The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) Natural Disasters Data Book 2012 provides the statistical perspectives in figures and tables for 2012 as well as for the period 1983-2012 based on data obtained by EM-DAT.

According to EM-DAT, 328 natural disasters occurred in 2012 worldwide, killing 10,783 people and affecting over 104 million people. The estimated amount of economic damage came close to US$142 billion.

31 Dec 2011 description

Overview

The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) Natural Disasters Data Book 2011 provides the statistical perspectives in figures and tables for 2011 as well as for the period 1975-2011 based on data obtained by EM-DAT.

According to EM-DAT, 196 natural disasters occurred in 2011 worldwide, killing about 28,800 people and affecting over 85 million people. The estimated amount of economic damage came close to US$290 billion.

24 Jun 2011 description

●Promoting Cooperation with Affiliated Institutions

Report from the Expert Group Meeting: Toward Creative Reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake

06 Apr 2011 description

Update

  • It has been nearly four weeks since the "Great Eastern Japan Earthquake" (official name of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami) devastated numerous small towns and communities along the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan. Record, as of April 4, shows 12,344 people dead and 15,237 people missing. These figures may still change in the next few days.

28 Mar 2011 description

Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)

International Recovery Platform (IRP)

Field Visit

Mon., March 21 Flew from Osaka to Yamagata

Tue., March 22 Visited tsunami-hit areas in Miyagi Prefecture: Wakabayashi ward (eastern part of Sendai city) and Matsushima town, Higashi-Matsushima city, Ishinomakicity, andOnagawatown along the Pacific coast

Wed., March 23 Visited (a) Government's Field Disaster Response Headquarters set up in Miyagi Prefecture, (b) Miyagi Prefecture's Disaster Response Headquarters, (c) Sendai City's Disaster Response Headquarters, (d) …

06 May 2010 description

Indian Ocean Tsunami on 26 December 2004

Brief Explanation of Disaster Situration

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an earthquake that struck under the ocean. occurring at 00:58:53 UDC (07:58:53 local time on December 26. 2014. The earthquake generated one of the deadliest in modern history, killing over 200,000 people.

01 Jan 2005 description

This handbook describes the Total Disaster Risk Management (TDRM) concept and related good practices. The handbooks includes three main sections:

- Natural disaster risk:
- Concept of total disaster risk management
- Good practices.

Published for the UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction to be held on 18-22 January 2005 in Kobe, Japan, this handbook is intended to facilitate an enhanced understanding of the TDRM approach and its applications.

05 Aug 2003 description

By Mr. Lekh Nath Pokharel
Department of Disaster Management
Ministry of Home Affairs
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal

31 Jul 2003 description

By Mr. Lekh Nath Pokharel
Department of Disaster Management
Ministry of Home Affairs
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal

23 Aug 2002 description

Disasters caused by varying natural hazards have been occurring consistently in the territories of the Kingdom of Cambodia during the past years. In the year 2000, the worst flooding experienced by Cambodia in over 70 years occurred causing damage to infrastructure and property estimated at US$ 150 Million. The disaster resulted to the deaths of 347 people, seventy percent (70%) of who were children. In addition, the national economy and the implementation of social programs were adversely affected.

07 Aug 2002 description

(As of Wednesday (7.30 A.M.), 7th August 2002)
Disaster Situation

(1) Type of Disaster: Landslide and Flood.

(2) Period: 13th, 21st and, 22nd July 2002.

(3) Where: 46 districts are mostly affected.

(4) Total Death: 332

(5) Injured: 255

(6) Missing: 53

(7) Total Affected Families: 48299

(8) Houses Destroyed: 16935

(9) Livestock Damage: 1435

(10) Relief Work:

Relief materials is distributing to the victims in landslide and flood affected areas by District Disaster Relief Committee, Nepal Red Cross Society, NGOs and Social workers etc.