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Wednesday, 31st January 2007

Databases: EM-DAT Emergency Disasters Database

The EM-DAT Emergency Disasters Database

Via Earth Trends annotation:

The EM-DAT Emergency Disasters Database, maintained by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), provides access to useful information concerning both natural and manmade disasters. Data extend throughout most of the 20th century and include but are not limited to disasters such as famine, wind storms, extreme temperature, industrial accidents, drought, and earthquakes. In addition to viewing the date and frequency of particular disaster types by country or region, the EM-DAT Database also generates the number of people affected, injured or killed and the estimated financial damage.

Included in the database:
+ Country Profiles
+ Disaster Profiles
+ Disaster Lists

An advanced search interface also provides many search options.

Source: WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters

See Also: Where Can I Find Data about Natural and Manmade Disasters? (via EarthTrends)


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