Natural Disasters and Complex
        Emergencies:
Geo-Referencing their Human
           Impacts
      David Hargitt & An...
Centre for Research on the
Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED)
• Impacts of Natural Disasters
• Conflict and Health Research
...
EM-DAT: The International
      Disaster Database
• Occurrence & Impacts of disasters
• Natural & technological disasters
...
EM-DAT Outputs:
CE-DAT: The Complex Emergency
          Database
• Compilation of Field Surveys
• Epidemiological Indicators
   − Mortalit...
CE-DAT Outputs:
Acute malnutrition In the Horn of Africa
From Points to Polygons
From Points to Polygons
• Software: PostGIS stack
• Multiple Geocoders
• Datasets:
   − FAO GAUL Dataset
   − WHO/UNICEF D...
Space technology & EM-DAT
      Disaster footprints

     Small Vs Large Disasters
From Satellites to the Field:
          Bridging the gap

- Tracking displaced populations
- Population distribution/densi...
Space technology & CE-DAT
       Sampling methods
Thank you

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Natural Disasters and Complex Emergencies: Geo-Referencing their Human Impacts

  1. 1. Natural Disasters and Complex Emergencies: Geo-Referencing their Human Impacts David Hargitt & Antonio Zugaldia
  2. 2. Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) • Impacts of Natural Disasters • Conflict and Health Research • Database and Information Support • Capacity Building and Training
  3. 3. EM-DAT: The International Disaster Database • Occurrence & Impacts of disasters • Natural & technological disasters • 1900 to today • Inclusion criteria • National Resolution www.emdat.be
  4. 4. EM-DAT Outputs:
  5. 5. CE-DAT: The Complex Emergency Database • Compilation of Field Surveys • Epidemiological Indicators − Mortality Rates − Malnutrition Rates − Vaccination coverage • Geo-referenced using longitude/latitude www.cedat.be
  6. 6. CE-DAT Outputs:
  7. 7. Acute malnutrition In the Horn of Africa
  8. 8. From Points to Polygons
  9. 9. From Points to Polygons • Software: PostGIS stack • Multiple Geocoders • Datasets: − FAO GAUL Dataset − WHO/UNICEF DRC Health Zones − WFP/VAM Livelihood Zones • Custom data entry interfaces
  10. 10. Space technology & EM-DAT Disaster footprints Small Vs Large Disasters
  11. 11. From Satellites to the Field: Bridging the gap - Tracking displaced populations - Population distribution/densities - Sampling methods
  12. 12. Space technology & CE-DAT Sampling methods
  13. 13. Thank you www.cred.be
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