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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 46-2022: November 14 - November 20
Natural disasters:

2022-0741    Rockfall; Mizoram State, India
2022-0742    Floods; Maritime and Savannah regions, Togo
2022-0743    Floods and landslides; Colombia
2022-0744    Floods; central-western Indonesia
2022-0745    Floods and landslides; Merida, Tachira states, Venezuela
2022-0746    Floods and landslides; South-Kivu, Congo (Dem Rep)
2022-0747    Floods; Minas Gerais State, Brazil
2022-0754    Floods; Los Santos and Herrera provinces, Panama
2022-0758    Floods; north-eastern Scotland, United Kingdom
2022-0759    Floods and landslides; Mindano Isl., Philippines
2022-0760    Severe weather; Suippes Commune, France
2022-0764    Floods and landslides; Colon province, Panama
2022-0769    Winter storms; New York state, USA
2022-0770    Floods and landslides, Congo (Dem Rep) and Rwanda
2022-0771    Floods and landslides, Southwestern Europe

Technological disasters:

2022-0739    Road accident, between Reggane et Bordj Badji Mokhtar, Algeria
2022-0751    Fire in a house; Gaza, Palestine
2022-0752    Road accident; South, Pakistan
2022-0753    Fuel tank explosion and building collapse, Souleimaniyah, Irak
2022-0761    Road accident; Hourghada, Egypt

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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