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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 30-2022: July 25 - July 31
Natural disasters:

2022-0448    Earthquake; Philippines
2022-0451    Wildfires; Bradenburg state, Germany
2022-0552    Wildfires; Hérault, France
2022-0469    Wildfires, Ardèche, France
2022-0471    Convective storms and flooding; Misouri and Kentucky, USA
2022-0472    Convective storms; China
2022-0474    Floods; Thailand
2022-0475    Floods; SouthWest USA
2022-0476    Floods and landslides; Iran (Islam Rep)
2022-0480    Flash floods; Kentucky, USA
2022-0481    Floods; Uganda
2022-0482    Wildfires; Gard, France
2022-0484    Floods; United Arab Emirates
2022-0497    Flash floods; Mongolia
2022-0511    Floods; Liaoning, China

Technological disasters:

2022-0435    Shipwreck; Sadiqabad sub-district, Pakistan
2022-0461    Bomb accident; Borno state, Nigeria
2022-0485    Road accident; Junin region, Peru

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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