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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 52-2022: December 26 - January 1 2023
Natural disasters:

2022-0832    Floods; Philippines
2022-0841    Convective storm; Assam, India
2022-0843    Floods; Malawi
2022-0844    Landslide; South Kivu Province, Congo (Dem Rep)
2022-0845    Floods and landslides; Central Java province, Indonesia
2022-0847    Floods and landslides; Indonesia

Technological disasters:

2022-0836    Road accident; South Kivu, Congo (Dem Rep)
2022-0837    Bus accident; Saipina, Bolivia
2022-0838    Bus accident; Nayarit, Mexico
2022-0839    Shipwreck with migrants; near Mirleft, Morocco

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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