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Inventorying hazards & disasters worldwide since 1988

EM-DAT Overview

Global Database for Comprehensive Disaster Data

  • Over 26,000 records of disasters from 1900 to the present day.
  • Data sourced from a diverse organizations: UN agencies, NGOs, insurance companies, research institutes, and press agencies.
  • Available in open access for non-commercial use.
  • Managed and distributed by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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EM-DAT Project

Visit the EM-DAT Project website to learn more about our latest activities, scientific publications, and the team behind the project.

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Check our portal for updated data with validated figures. You can filter to access specific subsets or download the entire dataset.

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Aggregated Data

Find aggregated EM-DAT datasets on the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX). They’re publicly accessible via the HDX API.

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