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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 10-2023: March 06 - March 12
Natural disasters:

2023-0123    Landslides; Serasan District (Riau Islands), Indonesia
2023-0124    Floods; Bandeirantes (Paraná state), Brazil
2023-0125    Floods and landslides; Ecuador
2023-0135    Convective storm; California and Nevada, USA
2023-0136    Landslide; Amazonas State, Brazil
2023-0137    Floods; Peru
2023-0138    Floods; northern Queensland, Australia
2023-0139    Floods; Indonesia
2023-0140    Cholera outbreak; Upper Nile state, South Sudan
2023-0144    Floods; Greater Accra Region, Ghana
2023-0143    Earthquake; Davao Region, Philippines
2023-0151    Floods; Kirkouk region, Iraq

Technological disasters:

2023-0112    Pipeline explosion; Rivers state, Nigeria
2023-0148    Shipwreck with migrants; Madagascar
2023-0149    Shipwreck ferry ‘Esther Miracle; Gabon
2023-0150    Shipwreck with migrants; Near Sfax, Tunisia
2023-0152    Building explosion; Dacca, Bangladesh
2023-0113    Train collision; near Larissa, Greece

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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