Over 70,000 People Were Killed Annually
by Natural Disasters in Asia
Asia Pacific region has the greatest numbers of people killed and affected by natural disasters in the world.
The frequency of disasters is increasing over the years.
Asia Pacific is the world’s most disaster-prone region, observing 90% of world’s disasters in the region
Limited cross-border and cross-sector cooperation for disaster relief and recovery activities in Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) develops a platform to mutually support across nations and across sectors
A pre-agreement among stakeholders about possible
cooperation for a natural disaster allows us to implement
effective and efficient relief and recovery activities.
A-PAD develops national platforms that facilitate cooperation
among public, private and civil society sectors for natural
disasters in Asia Pacific nations.
When a large-scale disaster hits Asia, each national platform,
the members of A-PAD, collaborates internationally to undertake
disaster relief activities.
This collaboration mechanism did function effectively for the disasters in the
Philippines and Sri Lanka in 2013 and 2014
Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever, hit the central Philippines in November 2013. Indonesia, Japan and Korea provided emergency funds and supplies in response to the request from Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), a member of A-PAD. In collaboration with local governments and civil society organizations, CDRC offered emergency assistance to affected areas.
Anticipating specific cooperation among the public, private and civil society sectors
prior to a disaster is the most crucial for disaster management
Develop Cross-Border Collaboration Network
Maintain collaboration network in order to promptly start emergency relief
6 Member Countries Aim for 10 members in 2017
Leveraging financial, logistic and human resources, each country
collaborates across sectors to carry out effective disaster relief activities.