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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 3-2022: January 17 - January 23
Natural disasters:

2022-0027    Earthquake; Afghanistan
2022-0032    Floods; Antananarivo, Madagascar
2022-0033    Heatwave; Paraguay
2022-0034    Cold wave and snow; Syrian Arab Rep
2022-0035    Floods; KwaZulu-Natal Province South Africa
2022-0036    Floods; Indonesia
2022-0037    Floods; Uruguay
2022-0038    Severe weather; Latvia
2022-0041    Storm ‘Gyda’ (Famke); Norway
2022-0043    Floods; Zambia and Zimbwe
2022-0044    Flood; Kerman province, Iran (Islam Rep)
2022-0048    Winter storm; Turkey
2022-0051    Severe weather; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

Technological disasters:

2022-0049    Fire in a dancing; Yaounde, Cameroon
2022-0050    Road accident and explosion; Apiate, Ghana

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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