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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 19-2022: May 09 - May 15
Natural disasters:

2022-0276    Rockslide; Rongxian County (Sichuan Province), China
2022-0278    Floods; Queensland, Australia
2022-0279    Floods; Pahang State, Malaysia
2022-0280    Floods; West Java Province, Indonesia
2022-0281    Floods; Atlántico Department, Colombia
2022-0286    Floods; China
2022-0287    Coastal fire; California, USA
2022-0289    Flood and landslides; Merida state, Venezuela
2022-0290    Earthquake; Peru
2022-0292    Severe weather; northern Vietnam
2022-0293    Floods and landslides; India
2022-0303    Severe convective storm; United States
2022-0304    Floods; Manitoba, Canada
2022-0306    Floods and landslides; Rathnapura and Kalutara districts, Sri Lanka

Technological disasters:

2022-0283    Plane crash; Nanga Eboko, Cameroon
2022-0288    Shipwreck; Puerto Rico
2022-0291    Fire in a commercial building; New Delhi, India

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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