EM-DAT: Emergency Events Database

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EM-DAT contains essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 16 000 mass disasters in the world from 1990 to present. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, insurance companies, research institutes and agencies. The main objective of the database is to serve the purposes of humanitarian action at national and international levels. It is an initiative aimed to rationalise decision making for disaster preparedness, as well as providing an objective base for vulnerability assessment and priority setting.

The link address is: http://www.emdat.be/

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