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EM-DAT was created in 1988 at the Université catholique de Louvain by researchers at the Centre de Recherche sur l’Epidemiologie des Desastres – Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED). The database was set up with the support of the WHO and the Belgian government. Since 1999, CRED has received support from the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The Université catholique de Louvain holds the copyright for the database. The EM-DAT database has been made available for unrestricted access free of charge by UCL so that anyone with a query can obtain information.
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