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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 29-2022: July 18 - July 24
Natural disasters:

2022-0428    Floods; Sichuan and Gansu provinces, China
2022-0449    Floods; Central African Rep
2022-0450    Forest fires; Czech Rep and Germany
2022-0453    Flash floods; Afghanistan
2022-0454    Wildfires; Texas and California, United States
2022-0455    Floods; Fars province, Iran (Islam Rep)
2022-0456    Floods; Sanaa and Dhamar governorates, Yemen
2022-0457    Wildfires; Slovenia
2022-0458    Wildfires; Italy
2022-0459    Wildfires; Greece
2022-0465    Heat wave; Europe
2022-0466    Floods; Japan
2022-0467    Earthquake; Khost Province, Afghanistan
2022-0468    Convective storm; New Zealand
2022-0470    Heat wave; Kyrgystan
2022-0473    Floods; Sochi region, Russia

Technological disasters:

2022-0435    Shipwreck; Sadiqabad sub-district, Pakistan
2022-0460    A bus falls from a bridge; near Meru, Kenya
2022-0462    Shipwreck with migrants; Bahamas
2022-0463    Collapse of a coal mine; Baiyin (Gansu province), China
2022-0464    Road accident; Kaduna state, Nigeria

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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