CRED
Academic and Research Institution based in Belgium

All Updates

112 entries found
22 Jan 2018 description

Preface

Floods are amongst the most damaging and recurrent of all disasters.

Data reveals that floods are at the top of the list of disasters that should worry us, defying our perceptions about most dangerous disasters that are often based around the more media savvy earthquakes. Additionally, floods are morphing into new and even more devastating forms in recent years.

21 Nov 2017 description

Debarati Guha-Sapir, Philippe Hoyois, Pasacline Wallemacq, and Regina Below

General Overview

05 Oct 2017 description

Focus on tropical cyclones on American continent “Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean” (NOAA, 2017).

13 Sep 2017 description

Natural disasters over the first semester of 2017

During the first semester of 2017, EM-DAT preliminary data shows that 149 disasters occurred in 73 countries. The impact of which resulted in 3,162 deaths, affected more than 80 million people and caused more than US$32.4 billion (A).

The major disasters were floods and landslides occurring in Asia, South America and Africa (B).

Maps & Infographics

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Training

2 entries found
22 Feb 2018 description
training Registration deadline: 31 Mar 2018 Training date: 02 Jul 2018 to 13 Jul 2018 Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Provide health professionals with the public health knowledge and epidemiological tools to assess the health impacts of disasters and conflicts on affected communities.

HOW THE COURSE WILL BE RUN

Face-to-face classes will be given by international experts with extensive experience in humanitarian settings. These will be complemented by exercise sessions where the concepts taught will be put into practice.

24 Jan 2018 description
training Registration deadline: 31 May 2018 Training date: 02 Jul 2018 to 13 Jul 2018 Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Provide health professionals with the public health knowledge and epidemiological tools to assess the health impacts of disasters and conflicts on affected communities.

HOW THE COURSE WILL BE RUN

Face-to-face classes will be given by international experts with extensive experience in humanitarian settings. These will be complemented by exercise sessions where the concepts taught will be put into practice.