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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 45-2022: November 07 - November 13
Natural disasters:

2022-0724    Floods; Tahiti, French Polynesia
2022-0729    Severe weather; California, United States
2022-0730    Wildfire; Ayacucho Department, Peru
2022-0731    Earthquake; Doti district, Nepal
2022-0732    Floods; Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia
2022-0734    Hurricane ‘Nicole’; Florida, USA

Technological disasters:

2022-0710    Stampede during Halloween celebration; Seoul, Korea (Rep of)
2022-0733    Fire in a building with migrants; Malé, Maldives
2022-0740    Road accident; North, 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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