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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 9-2023: February 27 - March 05
Natural disasters:

2023-0107    Earthquake; Malatya, Turkey
2023-0109    Floods; Indonesia
2023-0114    Floods; California and Oregon, USA
2023-0115    Convective storm; Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas, USA
2023-0116    Floods. Paraguay
2023-0117    Convective storm; Calabria, Italy
2023-0118    Wildfires; Cuba
2023-0119    Tropical storm ‘Judy’; Vanuatu
2023-0120    Floods; Malaysia
2023-0121    Storm ‘Juliette’; Spain
2023-0122    Convective storms; USA
2023-0126    Convective storm; Sulawesi Isl, Indonesia
2023-0127    Floods; Northern Territory, Australia

Technological disasters:

2023-0112    Pipeline explosion; Rivers state, Nigeria
2023-0113    Train collision, near Larissa, Greece
2023-0130    Road accident; between Katiola et Bouake, Côte d’Ivoire
2023-0131    Bus accident; Ancash region, Peru
2023-0132    Fire in a refugee camp; Kutupalong, Bangladesh
2023-0133    Fire in a fuel depot, Jakarta, Indonesia

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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