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Supporting early flood preparedness in Myanmar

Myanmar, Mekong Region – ADPC is collaborating with the Government of Myanmar's Department of Disaster Management to help improve annual flood preparedness in Chin State. With access to updated historic flood information, the DDM can accurately plan supply allocation, conduct risk assessments and develop flood preparedness and mitigation plans.

ADPC's intergovernmental Charter has been ratified by the Royal Thai Government

Bangkok, Thailand – Following the deposit of the Instrument of Ratification by the Kingdom of Thailand, the Charter of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) has entered into force enabling it to function as an Intergovernmental organization. The new set up is expected to open up more avenues for ADPC to take forward the agenda of disaster risk reduction, in the region, through networking, knowledge exchange and collaborations.

Building hospital preparedness in Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan – Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) brought together participants from across 9 provinces in two back-to-back Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) courses held in Kabul, Afghanistan on 3 – 6 and 8 – 12 September, 2018. The HOPE course equips participants with the necessary skills to manage hazard risks that threaten normal operations and addresses ways hospitals can cope with the large-scale causalities that amount during and post-disasters.