Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED)


The CRED has been active in the fields of international disaster and conflict health studies, with activities linking relief, rehabilitation, and development. It promotes research, training, and technical expertise on humanitarian emergencies, particularly in public health and epidemiology.

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Climate Action

Its research scope includes both natural disasters and crises caused by civil strife, conflict, or others. CRED’s broader range includes environmental issues as well. It seeks to improve needs-based preparedness and responses to humanitarian emergencies.  

Featured Events

Implementing European Climate and Security Policies, 9th Meeting of the BDCD, European Parliament, Brussels, 9 April 2019 

Including a presentation by Professor Debarati Guha-Sapir, Director, Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), UCLouvain on "European Readiness and Responses to Climate related Natural Disasters".

Featured Publications

The Human Cost of Weather related Disasters (1995-2015)

2018: Extreme Weather Events affected 60 million people, UNDRR Press Release, Geneva, 24 January 2019