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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 35-2022: August 29 - September 4
Natural disasters:

2022-0556    Severe weather; Haiti
2022-0557    Severe weather; Midwest and South Regions, USA
2022-0558    Severe weather; Morelos State, Mexico
2022-0559    Flash floods and landslides; Kerala state, India
2022-0568    Wild fire; California, USA
2022-0570    Flash floods and mudslides; Western & southern Western Regions, Uganda
2022-0571    Floods and landslides; Sumatra and Kalimantan provinces, Indonesia
2022-0572    Floods; Sinaloa and Oaxaca states, Mexico
2022-0573    Severe weather; Spain
2022-0574    Storm; Saxony and Thuringia, Germany
2022-0575    Convective storm; China
2022-0576    Flood; Dakar region, Senegal
2022-0578    Cholera outbreak; Maradi and Zinder, Niger
2022-0582    Landslide; Kasese District, Uganda
2022-0585    Flash floods; Plovdiv province, Bulgaria

Technological disasters:

2022-0563    Road accident; Bekasi (Java), Indonesia
2022-0564    Shipwreck with migrants; Tolmeta, Libya
2022-0565    Collision between a bus and a truck; Shoushtar (Khouzestan province), Iran (Islam Rep)

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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