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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 26-2022: June 27 - July 3
Natural disasters:

2022-0337    Floods and landslides; Sumatra, Sulawesi and Java, Indonesia
2022-0339    Severe storm; the Netherlands and Germany
2022-0377    Severe weather; Jalisco and Colima states, Mexico
2022-0378    Floods; Turkey
2022-0386    Tornado; Zierikzee, Netherlands
2022-0395    Landslide; Manipur State, India
2022-0396    Floods; New South Wales, Australia
2022-0397    Tropical storm ‘Chaba’; China
2022-0400    Tropical storm ‘Bonnie'; Nicaragua and El Salvador
2022-0401    Collapse of a portion glacier; north-east Italy alpine region, Italy
2022-0402    Earthquake; Hormozgan Province, Iran (Islam Rep)
2022-0403    Floods and landslides; Indonesia
2022-0404    Severe weather; Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region, France
2022-0422    Convective storm; China
2022-0423    Heat wave; Japan
2022-0424    Floods; Kano state, Nigeria
2022-9405    Drought; North Italy

Technological disasters:

2022-0381    Transport accident with migrants; Texas, USA
2022-0382    Shipwreck with migrants; Libya
2022-0383    Gaz leak; Aqaba, Jordan
2022-0384    Fire on a boat carryng migrants; Senegal
2022-0385    Bus accident; Bako, Togo

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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