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

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Published on November 28, 2008

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Author and owner of this presentation: David Hargitt.

Presented at UN-SPIDER Workshop 2008 by the author.
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Natural Disasters and Complex Emergencies: Geo-Referencing their Human Impacts David Hargitt & Antonio Zugaldia

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

EM-DAT: The International Disaster Database • Occurrence & Impacts of disasters • Natural & technological disasters • 1900 to today • Inclusion criteria • National Resolution www.emdat.be

EM-DAT Outputs:

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

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 DRC Health Zones − WFP/VAM Livelihood Zones • Custom data entry interfaces

Space technology & EM-DAT Disaster footprints Small Vs Large Disasters

From Satellites to the Field: Bridging the gap - Tracking displaced populations - Population distribution/densities - Sampling methods

Space technology & CE-DAT Sampling methods

Thank you www.cred.be

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