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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 44-2022: October 30 - November 6
Natural disasters:

2022-0713    Floods; East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia
2022-0714    Floods; eastern Australia
2022-0715    Floods; northern Borneo, Malaysia
2022-0719    Hurricane ‘Lisa’; Belize
2022-0720    Floods and landslides; North Sumatra Province, Indonesia
2022-0721    Floods and landslides; Anzoátegui State, Venezuela
2022-0722    Floods; Santo Domingo area; Dominican Rep
2022-0723    Floods and landslides; Java and Sumatra, Indonesia
2022-0728    Landslides; Atlantico Department, Colombia
2022-0735    Severe convective storms; Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, USA

Technological disasters:

2022-0710    Stampede during Halloween celebration; Seoul, Korea (Rep of)
2022-0725    Plane Crash; Victoria lake, Tanzania (Uni Rep)
2022-0726    Collision between a bus and a truck; Sougueta, Guinea
2022-0727    Shipwreck with migrants; Yemen

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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