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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 6-2023: February 06 - February 12
Natural disasters:

2023-0054    Earthquake, Turkey and Syria (Arab Rep)
2023-0055    Floods; La Paz, Santa Cruz, and Beni Departments, Bolivia
2023-0066    Floods and landslides; Arequipa Department, Peru
2023-0072    Floods and landslides; São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro States, Brazil
2023-0073    Earthquake; Papua, Indonesia
2023-0076    Floods; New South Wales, Australia
2023-0077    Severe weather; Sicily and Sardinia , Italy
2023-0078    Floods; Boane region, Mozambique
2023-0079    Cyclone ‘Gabrielle’; New Zealand
2023-0083    Landslide; Merida state, Venezuela
2023-0090    Avalanche; Dangam District (Kunar Province), Afghanistan

Technological disasters:

2023-0074    Collapse in a gold mine; Dohoun, Burkina Faso

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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