Regional risk assessment for ASEAN Member States

  • Tornado - Dodge City, KS WFO Region, US

    14 minutes ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Langila, Papua New Guinea

    40 minutes ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - W of Victorville (Pine Fire), California - United States

    42 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Yavapai County (Tussock Fire), Arizona, United States

    42 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Pueblo, CO WFO Region, US

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Tropical Cyclone - Tauktae

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Portales, NM Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - N of Golyshmanovo, Tyumen - Russia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Pine Creek, Northern Territory - Australia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 129 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Pacaya, Guatemala

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

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  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

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  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 145 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Havana, IL Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

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  • Flood - Attica, IN Region, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Longview, TX Region, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mineola, TX Region, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - South Georgia Island region

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 231 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia

    21 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - southeast of Easter Island

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Guatemala

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Brazil

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  • Floods - Ethiopia

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  • Floods - Sri Lanka

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  • Floods - Maldives

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  • Floods - Romania

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  • Storms - Southern Italy

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  • Volcano - Sinabung, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Soufrière St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.6 - 257 km S of Sinabang, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 73 km ENE of Namie, Japan

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Somalia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Oman

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

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  • Drought - Southwestern United States

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  • Drought - Southern United States

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  • Drought - High Plains United States

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  • Drought - Midwestern United States

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  • Drought - U.S. Virgin Islands

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  • Floods - Tanganyika Province, Democratic Republic of Congo

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kenya

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northwestern Mexico

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Mexico

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Khabarovsk Krai, Russia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Nyamasheke, Rwanda

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

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  • Storms - Brunei

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  • Storms - Philippines

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  • Storms - Thailand

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  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

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  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

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  • Storms - Sri Lanka

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  • Drought - Somalia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northern Kenya

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northeastern Ethiopia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Marinilla Municipality, Antioquia, Colombia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Central Asia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Loreto, Peru

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Madagascar

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Ebola - Guinea

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

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  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

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  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

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April 21, 2015

In order to advance disaster management and disaster risk reduction across the region, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is engaged in a project to develop a set of regional risk and vulnerability assessment (RVA) guidelines. The guidelines will support a common approach to developing, analyzing, and sharing risk information that would inform decision making within the 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre). Regional risk assessment is one of the strategic priorities of Phase II of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Program.

As part of the process to develop the guidelines, the ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (ASEAN-U.S. PROGRESS) conducted the “Formalization and Coordination Workshop on Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (RVA) Guidelines,” April 1 and 2, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and co-organized by the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), this event served as an opportunity to build consensus on the purpose of the RVA Guidelines, as well as the goals and basic implementation strategies. It was also an opportunity to present initial findings of a gap analysis and to gather additional information.

Representatives from seven AMS, the ASEAN Partnership Group, AHA Centre, ASEAN Secretariat, and Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI, the implementation partner for PROGRESS) participated in the workshop. Presentations, guided discussions, and surveys helped to explore common interests, capabilities, and challenges within the context of a regional RVA. Participants discussed issues related to data, methods and tools, application of the data, and institutional mechanisms, including such topics as data sharing and security, technical capacity, and sustainability.

With PDC co-organizing the event and providing technical support to ASEAN, PDC Director of Applied Science Dr. Heather Bell facilitated the workshop. Bell is also managing the process for the development of RVA guidelines.

In the future, once agreements are in place and the guidelines have been implemented in the AMS, the vision is to integrate relevant information into the DisasterAWARE-based Disaster Monitoring and Response System (DMRS) at the AHA Centre. PDC is supporting another Phase II project to enhance the utility and data content of DMRS. A third, related project currently underway with PROGRESS support will result in the development of curricula for three disaster management courses.

For more information on this event:
• View the AHA Centre website to learn about the AADMER Work Program,
• Visit the ASEAN Facebook page for more images, and
• Read more about the ASEAN-U.S. PROGRESS here.

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