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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 3-2023: January 16 - January 22
Natural disasters:

2023-0008    Severe weather; Baja California State, Mexico
2023-0009    Landslide; Churcampa Province, Peru
2023-0010    Severe weather; Spain
2023-0012    Earthquake; Khoy, Iran (Islam Rep)
2023-0019    Cold wave; Afghanistan
2023-0020    Tropical cyclone ‘Cheneso’; Madagascar
2023-0021    Avalanche; Nyingchi City, Autonomous Region of Tibet, China
2023-0022    Flood; Serbia
2022-0028 Flood and landslides; Santa Caterina State, Brazil
2022-0029 Land subsidence; Joshimath, Uttarakhand state, India

Technological disasters:

2023-0011    Fire in a military house; Armenia
2023-0013    Helicopter crash; near Kiev, Ukraine
2023-0014    Road accident; Sakal, Senegal
2023-0034    Collapse of a building; Alep (Syrian Arab Rep)
2023-0035    Road accident ; Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand
2023-0036    Fire in a slum; Seoul, Korea (Rep)

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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