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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 22-2022: May 30 - June 5
Natural disasters:

2022-0333    Cyclone ‘Agatha’; Mexico
2022-0334    Earthquake; Sichuan province, China
2022-0336    Severe weather; Sri Lanka
2022-0367    Tropical storms; Cuba
2022-0373    Severe weather; Seine-Maritime and Loi-et-Cher departments, France
2022-0374    Flash floods; Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato Provinces, Philippines
2022-0375    Floods; Guyana
2022-0376    Floods and landslides; Costa Rica
2022-0379    Wildfires; suburb Athens, Greece
2022-0380    Earthquake; Indonesia
2022-0390    Mudslide; Jinotega department, Nicaragua

Technological disasters:

2022-0331    Shipwreck; Indonesia
2022-0372    Fire and explosion in a shipping container depot; Sitakunda, Bangladesh
2022-0389    Explosion in a coal mine; Norte de Santander, Colombia
2022-0391    Transport accident; Uttarkashi, India

Welcome to the EM-DAT website

In 1988, the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) launched the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT). EM-DAT was created with the initial support of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Belgian Government.

The main objective of the database is to serve the purposes of humanitarian action at national and international levels. The initiative aims to rationalise decision making for disaster preparedness, as well as provide an objective base for vulnerability assessment and priority setting.

EM-DAT contains essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 22,000 mass disasters in the world from 1900 to the present day. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, insurance companies, research institutes and press agencies.

Data access policy new public EM-DAT tool

The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) within the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) provides free access to the full Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT) for non-commercial purposes. Users on behalf of academic organizations, universities, non-profit organisations and/or international public organization (UN agencies, multi-lateral banks, other multi-lateral institution and national governments), are granted free access to EM-DAT, after acceptance of the present conditions of use.

Users representing an entity with a Commercial use, e.g. corporations, private companies, commercial partnerships, or other business organizations, must contact EM-DAT database manager (regina.below@uclouvain.be) regarding access. Access shall be granted to EM-DAT upon proof of payment of the corresponding annual fee, as agreed upon in the Database License Agreement.

Visit https://public.emdat.be/ to register and access our new public EM-DAT query tool.

Contact regina.below@uclouvain.be or contact@cred.be for more information.

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