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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 21-2022: May 23 - May 29
Natural disasters:

2022-0315    Floods; Suriname
2022-0316    Floods and landslides; China
2022-0317    Floods and landslides; Guatemela
2022-0318    Floods and landslides; Pernambuco, Paraíba States, Brazil
2022-0319    Floods and landslides; Vietnam
2022-0321    Floods; La Vega Province; Dominican rep
2022-0323    Forest fire; Balochistan Province, Pakistan
2022-0326    Floods; Thailand
2022-0328    Floods and landslides; Meta Department, Colombia
2022-0332    Floods; Galkayo district , Somalia

Technological disasters:

2022-0310    Fire in an hospital; Tivaoune, Senegal
2022-0329    Stamepede; Port Harcourt, Nigeria
2022-0330    Plane crash; Nepal

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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