ADB has helped restore basic services and livelihoods in war-torn parts of north-east Sri Lanka.

A community of fishermen in the Philippine island of Palawan can now afford to send their children to school thanks to an ADB-supported abalone and seaweed farming initiative that also helps conserve the environment.

In an interview with Development Asia magazine, President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines talks about reducing risks in one of Asia’s most disaster-affected countries.

Six months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Central Philippines, ADB President Takehiko Nakao explains that natural disasters could slow Asia’s economic growth unless communities and governments get ready to address risks.

Cash-for-work program is providing an income lifeline for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Central Philippines, empowering them to rebuild communities with their own hands.

The small, isolated island countries in the Pacific are highly vulnerable to natural disasters and the effects of climate change. ADB's urban development specialist Allison Woodruff explains how smart data can help countries in the region reduce and manage disaster risk.

School resumes in the Central Philippines areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda. But physical and mental scars remain.

Just over 2 months after Super Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, devastated the central Philippines, survivors in the affected areas have started the process of rebuilding their lives and their homes, as they await longer term support from the government and donors.

Teeming with people and economic activity, the coastal areas of Asia and the Pacific are highly vulnerable to storm surges, coastal erosion, flooding, and inundation resulting from sea-level rise and climate change. Here's a by the numbers look at the economic costs of rising sea levels.

Whether it's the Philippines, which recently experienced the strongest storm recorded, or Japan, which was devastated by the tsunami and earthquake in 2011 - the tragedies affecting these countries serve as a call to risk-prone countries throughout Asia and the Pacific to build and vigilantly maintain resilience to catastrophes.