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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 16-2022: April 18 - April 24
Natural disasters:

2022-0219    Convective storm; Assam state, India
2022-0220    Earthquake; North Maluku Province, Indonesia
2022-0222    Wildfires; Arizona state, USA
2022-0225    Floods; Java and Sulawesi Islands, Indonesia
2022-0226    Floods; Dominican Rep
2022-0227    Severe convective storm; United States
2022-0228    Wildfires; Russia
2022-0229    Floods and landslides; Nariño and Tolima Departments, Colombia
2022-0230    Floods; Samarqand and Jizzakh regions, Uzbekistan
2022-0231    Earthquake; Bosnia & Herzegovina
2022-0232    Floods and landslides; Rwanda
2022-0233    Floods and landslides; Cundimarca, Colombia
2022-0244    Severe convective storms; United States and Canada
2022-0246    Wildfires; Southwest and Plains, United States
2022-0247    Severe convective storm; Parana Brazil

Technological disasters:

2022-0224    Coal mine explosion; Pawlowice, Poland
2022-0234    Fire of a military research institute; Tver, Russia
2022-0235    Coal mine accident; Zofiowka, Poland
2022-0236    Shipwreck with migrants; Tunisia
2022-0237    Explosion in an oil refinery; Niger delta; Nigeria
2022-0238    Shipwreck; Japan

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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