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

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Author and owner of this presentation: David Hargitt. …

Author and owner of this presentation: David Hargitt.

Presented at UN-SPIDER Workshop 2008 by the author.

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  • 1. Natural Disasters and Complex Emergencies: Geo-Referencing their Human Impacts David Hargitt & Antonio Zugaldia
  • 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. EM-DAT: The International Disaster Database • Occurrence & Impacts of disasters • Natural & technological disasters • 1900 to today • Inclusion criteria • National Resolution www.emdat.be
  • 4. EM-DAT Outputs:
  • 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. CE-DAT Outputs:
  • 7. Acute malnutrition In the Horn of Africa
  • 8. From Points to Polygons
  • 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. Space technology & EM-DAT Disaster footprints Small Vs Large Disasters
  • 11. From Satellites to the Field: Bridging the gap - Tracking displaced populations - Population distribution/densities - Sampling methods
  • 12. Space technology & CE-DAT Sampling methods
  • 13. Thank you www.cred.be