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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 2-2022: January 10 - January 16
Natural disasters:

2022-0009    Floods; Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
2022-0011    Floods; Papua province, Indonesia
2022-0012    Earthquake; Maluku province, Indonesia
2022-0013    Tropical storm ‘Cody’; Viti Levu, Fiji
2022-0020    Floods and landslides; Minas Gerais, Brazil
2022-0026    Volcanic eruption and tsunami; Tonga
2022-0029    Snow storm; Canada and USA
2022-0039    Severe weather; Greece
2022-0040    Floods and landslides; Indonesia
2022-0041    Severe weather, Norway

Technological disasters:

2022-0017    Road accident; Limpopo province, South Africa
2022-0018    Road accident; Mwanza, Tanzania (Uni Rep)
2022-0019    A truck falls from a Ferry; Egypt
2022-0028    Shipwreck with migrants; Tarfaya; Morocco
2022-0030    Truck accident; Mindanao, Philippines
2022-0031    Fire in a displacement camp; Alindao, Central African 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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