After completing this activity, the student will be familiar with the Complex Emergency Database (CE-DAT).
Please visit the Complex Emergency Database (CE-DAT) and answer the following quiz questions.
CE-DAT is a database of mortality and malnutrition rates - the most commonly used public health indicators of the severity of a humanitarian crisis. Field agencies use mortality and nutrition indicators to identify and measure the severity of needs in order to prioritise human and financial resources. These indicators have also been shown to be useful in monitoring the extent to which the relief system is meeting the needs of vulnerable populations and thus the overall impact and effectiveness of the relief system.
The Centre for Research and Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) in Belgium has a long history of standardised data compilation, validation and analysis. It provides free and open access to its data through its websites. One of CRED’s core data products is the Complex Emergency Database: CE-DAT.Take quiz