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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 31-2022: August 01 - August 07
Natural disasters:

2022-0477    Floods; Puerto Lempira and Ahuás, Honduras
2022-0478    Wildfires; Lisbon district, Portugal
2022-0479    Wildfires; Croatia
2022-0488    Landslides and floods; Gandaki province, Nepal
2022-0489    Flash floods; Parigi Moutong Regency, Indonesia
2022-0490    Floods; Sri Lanka
2022-0492    Floods; Gambia (the)
2022-0493    Floods; Nepal
2022-0494    Severe weather; Sinaloa state, Mexico
2022-0495    Floods; Jigawa State, Nigeria
2022-0496    Floods; North, Japan
2022-0498    Floods; Dakar region, Senegal
2022-0499    Flash floods; Sonora State, Mexico
2022-0501    Floods; Yemen
2022-0502    Floods and landslides; Philippines
2022-0503    Forest fires; Island of Hvar, Croatia
2022-0504    Severe weather; Italy
2022-0506    Floods; California, United States
2022-0509    Floods; N'Djamena, Chad
2022-0512    Severe weather; United states
2022-0513    Severe weather; Canada

Technological disasters:

2022-0483    Road accident; near Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
2022-0487    Gas leak in a factory; Atchyutapuram, India
2022-0505    Fire and explosions in an oil storage facility; Matanzas, Cuba
2022-0507    Bus Accident; Bosnia and Herzegovina
2022-0508    Fire in a nightclub; Pattaya, Thailand
2022-0509    Collapse of a coal mine; Sabinas (Etat du Coahuila), Mexico

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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