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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 1-2022: January 03 2021 - January 09 2022
Natural disasters:

2021-0844 Severe weather; Kentucky & Alabama, United States
2022-0001    Landslide; Bijie City, China
2022-0002    Floods; South and East, Iran (Islam Rep)
2022-0004    Earthquake; Yunnan province, China
2022-0006    Snow and avalanches; Afghanistan
2022-0007    Winter storm; United States
2022-0008    Severe weather, Balochistan province, Pakistan
2021-0010 Severe weather, Guatemala
2022-0014    Severe weather; Punjab Province, Pakistan
2022-0015    Thunderstorm; Kibondo District, Tanzania (United Rep)
2022-0016    Snowstorm; Japan
2022-0023    Rockslide; Minas Gerais, Brazil

Technological disasters:

2022-0003    Stampede; near Jammu, India
2022-0005    Shipwreck; Zanzibar, Tanzania (United Rep)
2022-0021    Road accident; Sinai, Egypt
2022-0022    Fire in a refugee camp; Bangladesh
2022-0024    Fire in a building; New York, United States
2022-0025    Explosion in a mess; Chongqing, China

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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