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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 20-2022: May 16 - May 22
Natural disasters:

2022-0294    Sandstorm; Iraq
2022-0295    Floods; Indonesia
2022-0296    Severe weather; western France
20220-298 Landslide; Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
2022-0299    Flash floods; Lupon Municipality, Philippines
2022-0300    Cyclone ‘Yakecan’; Uruguay and Brazil
2022-0301    Landslide; Tekeli City (Almaty Region), Kazakhstan
2022-0302    Floods and landslides; Sylhet division, Bangladesh
2022-0305    Floods; Thailand
2022-0308    Floods; Sulawesi Province, Indonesia
2022-0312    Convective storm; Germany
2022-0313    Floods; KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa
2022-0324    Floods and landslides; Indonesia
2022-0325    Severe weather; United States and Canada
2022-0327    Earthquake; Hanyuan county, Sichuan, China

Technological disasters:

2022-0297    Bus accident; near Mojokerto; Indonesia
2022-0309    Collapse of building ‘metropol’; Abadan, Iran (Islam rep)
2022-0311    Shipwreck with migrants; Myanmar
2022-0314    Fire on ferry ‘Mercraft 2’; Philippines

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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