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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 17-2022: April 25 - May 1
Natural disasters:

2022-0239    Tropical storm ‘Jasmine’; Madagascar
2022-0240    Landslide; Bukavu City (South Kivu Province), Congo (Dem Rep)
2022-0241    Severe weather; Lambunao Municipality (Iloilo Province), Philippines
2022-0243    Floods; southern Mindanao, Philippines
2022-0245    Severe convective storm; southern China
2022-0248    Heat wave; India and Pakistan
2022-0249    Cholera outbreak; Somalia
2022-0250    Floods; Venezuela
2022-0251    Floods; Amapa state, Brazil
2022-0252    Floods; Guadaloupe
2022-0253    Floods and landslides; Norte de Santander and Antioquia Departments, Colombia
2022-0255    Plague outbreak; Ituri, Congo (Dem Rep)
2022-0257    Severe weather; Gassol (Taraba State), Nigeria
2022-0258    Floods; Mbeya and Songwe Regions, Tanzania
2022-0260    Floods; Indonesia
2022-0266    Floods, Canada and USA
2022-0267    Thunderstorms; Puerto Rico
2022-9254    Drought; Niger

Technological disasters:

2022-0242    Electrocution during an religious procession; Thanjavur, India
2022-0269    Collapse of a building; Changsha, China

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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