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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 11-2023: March 13 - March 19
Natural disasters:

2023-0134    Convective storm; Thailand
2023-0141    Floods; Adiyaman and Sanliurfa provinces, Turkey
2023-0142    Floods; Davao Region, Philippines
2023-0153    Eruption Mount Merapi; Indonesia
2023-0155    Earthquake; Ecuador and Peru
2023-0160    Floods; IDPs Camps, Syria (Arab Rep)
2023-0161    Severe weather; Madhya Pradesh State, India
2023-0162    Severe weather; Chiang Mai, Thailand
2023-0163    Flash floods; NorthEast; Syria (Arab Rep)
2023-0164    Floods; Sarawak, Malaysia
2023-0166    Diphteria outbreak; Nigeria
2023-9167    Drought; Honduras

Technological disasters:

2023-0145    Coal mine explosion; Sutatausa, Colombia
2023-0146    Miscellaneous accident during fire celebration; Iran (Islam Rep)
2023-0154    Bus accident; Shibchar, Bangladesh

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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