The International Disaster - Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT)
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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.

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Additional Info

Dataset ID EM-DAT
Data Frequency annual
Temporal Coverage Start 1900
Temporal Coverage End 2016
Status Active
Spatial Coverage World
Mode Database
Data Type statistical
Accessed On 2017-01-18
Category international organization

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