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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 16-2023: April 17 - April 23
Natural disasters:

2023-0231    Severe weather; Kasaï Central Province, Cono (Dem Rep)
2023-0232    Landslides; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
2023-0233    Severe weather; Rio Grande do Sul State), Brazil
2023-0234    Heat wave; Maharashtra state, India
2023-0239    Convective storms; Midwest and South states, USA
2023-0243    Wildfires; Pyrénées-Orientales Department, France
2023-0244    Floods and landslides; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
2023-0245    Floods; Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia
2023-0246    Tropical Depression ‘Amang’; Philippines
2023-0247    Floods; Angola
2023-0248    Tornado; Naypyitaw capital city, Myanmar
2023-0249    Floods; Sumatra Is., Indonesia
2023-0250    Sangay volcano eruption; Ecuador
2023-0252    Convective storm; Kahramanmaras Province, Turkey
2023-0254    Convective storm ; Bangladesh

Technological disasters:

2023-0230    Fire in an hospital; Changfeng, China
2023-0251    Stampede; Sanaa, Yemen

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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