The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Public Health in Disasters (EMJMDPHID) is a joint university educational programme organized by the Unit for Research in Emergency and Disaster of the Universidad de Oviedo (Spain), the Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters of the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) and the Department of Primary Care and Population Health of the University of Nicosia (Cyprus) designed to deliver high quality education and training in the field of Public Health in disaster situations. The Programme is sponsored by the European Union and also involves associated universities and institutions around the world.


Active disasters (from ReliefWeb)

GLIDE number: EC-2019-000006-PHL\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Philippines\nHeavy rainfall (greater than 7.5 mm per hour) is currently expected over Caraga Region (Region XIII), Davao Region (Region XI) and Eastern Visayas (VIII). The weather disturbance is expected to make landfall over the southern part of Davao region and traverse north through Caraga, Eastern Visayas up to Bicol region. \n\nCaraga is particularly vulnerable as these are mountainous areas with river valleys and are susceptible to floods and ...
GLIDE number: ST-2019-000002-LBN\nDisaster type: Cold Wave, Flood, Severe Local Storm\nAffected countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic\nQatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has responded to the heavy rain and subsequent floods in northern Syria, which affected thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) in 22 camps across five towns of Idlib and Aleppo Governorates.\n\nThe bad weather damaged 2,214 tents inhabited by 2,329 households in Atme, Sarmada, Deir Hassan, Al-Dana, and Al-Bab.\n\nIn response, QRCS's representation mission in Gaziantep, Turkey, ...
GLIDE number: TC-2019-000001-THA\nDisaster type: Flood, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam\nTropical storm Pabuk is heading west-northwest towards southern Thailand strengthening and is expected to make landfall in Thailand on Friday evening. Strong winds with maximum speed of 65 km/h and heavy rain will affect Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand. High amounts of rainfall are expected to affect southern Thailand, where flash flooding and landslides are possible. Southern Myanmar and Vietnam will be ...
GLIDE number: EC-2018-000426-PHL\nDisaster type: Flood, Land Slide, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Philippines\nOn 29 December 2018, Tropical Depression "Usman" made landfall in the vicinity of Borongan, Eastern Samar, at 6:00 AM, and weakened into a low pressure area (LPA). Over 4,300 persons were affected in 5 provinces. (Govt. of Philippines, 29 Dec 2018)\n\nAs of 30 December, 2018, at least 128,000 people were affected in 26 provinces in Regions V, VIII, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA. More than 13,000 people ...
GLIDE number: FL-2018-000425-LKA\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood\nAffected countries: Sri Lanka\nDue to heavy rains and floods in five districts of the Northern Province on 22 December, more than 45,000 people from nearly 14,000 families had been affected according to the Disaster Management Center (DMC). The affected districts are Mullaithivu, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Vavuniya and Jaffna. Over 8,500 people had been sheltered in 52 welfare camps. The Navy and the Army personnel were engaged in relief and rescue ...
GLIDE number: TS-2018-000423-IDN\nDisaster type: Tsunami\nAffected countries: Indonesia\nHigh tide/tsunami hit Carita Beach in Banten Province, and hit the coast around the Sunda Strait, especially in Pandenglang, South Lampung and Serang districts on 22 December 2018 at 21:27hrs. With height of 30-90 cm, the event has produced 168 fatalities, 745 injured, 30 missing, 558 houses damaged, 9 hotel units damaged, 60 damaged food stalls, 350 boats damaged. (IFRC, 23 Dec 2018)\n\nAs of 24 December 2018, at 07:00 ...
GLIDE number: FL-2018-000414-IRQ\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood\nAffected countries: Iraq\nTorrential rainfall on 22-23 November caused severe flooding across Iraq, leading to the displacement of thousands of people and multiple deaths and injuries. Ninewa and Salah al-Din are the most heavily affected governorates, with bridges, roads and villages being inundated; damage was also recorded in the southern part of the country. An estimated 10,000 people in Salah al-Din and 15,000 people in Ninewa need assistance, including thousands ...
GLIDE number: EP-2018-000417-MDG\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Madagascar\nMadagascar has been experiencing a measles outbreak since early October 2018. The outbreak started in the urban health district of Antananarivo Renivohitra (in the heart of the capital city, Antanarivo) on 4 October 2018 when three measles cases were confirmed at the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar (IPM) by serology. The disease then spread to other health districts (Tanà South, Tanà North and Ambohidratrimo) in Analamanga Region (where the capital ...
GLIDE number: FL-2018-000419-PRY\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Paraguay\nOn 29 October 2018, the Paraguay Agency Information (IP) published an updated report regarding the severe weather situation in the county; at least 2,100 families (an increase of 1,300 families since Friday, 26 October report) were affected due to heavy rain and an overflow of the Paraguay river in Asuncion city. Currently, 65 shelters are providing assistance to affected people. (PAHO, 29 Oct 2018)\n\nIn Asunción, 30,225 people (6,085 families) ...
GLIDE number: FL-2018-000360-RUS\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Russian Federation\nDue to heavy rains and storms starting on 24 October 2018, a total of 2,545 houses of Krasnodar Krai (region) of Russia were flooded, affecting tens of thousands of people. With over 200,000 inhabitants living in the disaster-hit areas, the governor of Krasnodar Krai declared a state of emergency on 25 October. The local authorities started the response and relief operation immediately and 600 people were evacuated from ...