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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 36-2022: September 05 - September 11
Natural disasters:

2022-0566    Earthquake; Afghanistan
2022-0567    Earthquake; Sichuan province, China
2022-0569    Measles outbreak; Zimbabwe
2022-0577    Typhoon ‘Hinnamnor’; Korea (Rep of)
2022-0579    Flash floods; Nuevo León State, Mexico
2022-0580    Floods; Indonesia and Malaysia
2022-0582    Landslides; Kasese District, Uganda
2022-0583    Floods; Caldas department, Colombia
2022-0584    Floods; Georgia, Indiana and Connecticut, USA
2022-0588    Floods; Sulawesi Island, Indonesia
2022-0589    Forest fires; Mersin province, Turkey
2022-0591    Flood/dam collapse; Jagersfontein, South Africa
2022-0592    Earthquake; Morobe & Madang provinces, Papua New Guinea
2022-0593    Landslide; West Java Province, Indonesia
2022-0594    Cholera outbreak; Aleppo governorate, Syria
2022-0595    Earthquake; West Sumatra Province, Indonesia
2022-0596    Wildfires; Oregon, USA
2022-0601    Mosquito fire; California, USA

Technological disasters:

2022-0581    Fire in a Karaoké bar "An Phu"; Thuan An, Vietnam
2022-0586    Shipwreck with migrants; near Sfax, Tunisia
2022-0587    Shipwreck; near Belem, Brazil
2022-0599    Shipwreck with migrants; near Mahdia, Tunisia
2022-0600    Road accident; Lanlate (Ibarapa region), Nigeria
2022-0602    Road accident; Babylone province, Irak

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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