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New CRED Newsletter on Disasters

With a view to providing the international community with more analysis on the worldwide occurrence and impact of disasters, the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) has launched its first newsletter. Titled CRED CRUNCH, the first issue presents analyses on the occurrence and impact of natural disasters in 2004, focusing in particular on the Tsunami disaster. It also introduces the EMDAT database - a compilation of natural and man-made disasters since 1900, with information on each disaster's characteristics, human and economic impact.

The database is validated and updated regularly and can be fully accessed, along with the newsletter, at http://www.em-dat.net

All comments and suggestions on the newsletter, including the types of analyses that readers would like to see, are welcome. For any feedback or enquiries, email: cred-crunch@em-dat.net

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New CRED Newsletter on Disasters. Field Exchange 26, November 2005. p20. www.ennonline.net/fex/26/cred

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