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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 47-2022: November 21 - November 27
Natural disasters:

2022-0755    Earthquake; West Java Province, Indonesia
2022-0756    Floods and landslides; northern and central Indonesia
2022-0757    Floods; Los Santos and Herrera provinces, Panama
2022-0763    Landslides; Kamituga Town, South Kivu Province, Congo (Dem Rep)
2022-0765    Earthquake; Turkey
2022-0766    Earthquake; Solomon Isl.
2022-0767    Severe weather; Italy
2022-0768    Landslides; Braga district, Portugal
2022-0772    Floods; Donggala Regency (Central Sulawesi Province), Indonesia
2022-0773    Floods; Saudi Arabia
2022-0774    Landslide; Damas district, Cameroon
2022-0775    Mudslides; Ischia Island, Italy
2022-0776    Landslides; Kamituga (South-Kivu), Congo (Dem Rep)
2022-0781    Flash floods and landslides; Cotabato Province, Philippines
2022-0782    Floods; Java Isl., Indonesia

Technological disasters:

2022-0776    Fire in a building; Xinjiang province, China
2022-0777    Bus accident; near Taza, Morocco
2022-0778    Collision between two buses; near Maiduguri, Nigeria
2022-0779    Collision between a truck and a bus; near Abuja, Nigeria

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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