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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 7-2023: February 13 - February 19
Natural disasters:

2023-0080    Floods; South Africa
2023-0082    Floods; Syrian (Arab Rep)
2023-0085    Avalanche; Tajikistan
2023-0086    Floods; Blantyre City (Southern Region), Malawi
2023-0087    Marburg disease outbreak; Nsok Nsomo province, Equatorial Guinea
2023-0088    Floods; South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia
2023-0089    Avalanche; Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
2023-0094    Floods and landslides; Philippines
2023-0098    Floods; Namibia
2023-0103    Convective storm; United States
2023-0104    Winter weather; California, United States

Technological disasters:

2023-0081    Road accident; Limpopo province, South Africa
2023-0084    Road accident with migrants; Gualaca, Panama

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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