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: FL-2020-000007-ZMB\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood\nAffected countries: Zambia\nHeavy rainfall has driven riverine and flash floods in Zambia, mainly in the Southern Province, with Gwembe and Siavonga Districts hardest-hit. The flooding has destroyed crops, including maize, especially in Munyumbwe area in Gwembe District, according to the Government’s Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU). Some bridges have been submerged in the same area, hampering access. Gwembe District was already facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) levels of ...
GLIDE number: CW-2020-000008-AFG\nDisaster type: Cold Wave\nAffected countries: Afghanistan\nSeveral people have died as a result of heavy snow and low temperatures, which have affected parts of Afghanistan. As of 13 January, media report at least 17 fatalities. In Herat Province (central-west Afghanistan) and Kandahar Province (central Afghanistan), several houses have collapsed. Humanitarian aid operations have been hindered by the closure of key roads, including the Salang Tunnel and the Kabul-Kandahar Highway. (ECHO, 13 Jan 2020)\n\nLast week, ...
GLIDE number: CW-2020-000003-PAK\nDisaster type: Cold Wave, Snow Avalanche\nAffected countries: Pakistan\nHeavy snow and rain have been reported across Pakistan leading to fatalities and damage. According to media, at least 14 people died as a result of heavy snow in several parts of Balochistan (south-west Pakistan), while five people died due to heavy rain in Rajanpur District (Punjab Province, eastern Pakistan). There are reports that a dam broke in Kech District (Baalochistan), damaging many houses. Several areas ...
GLIDE number: VO-2020-000002-PHL\nDisaster type: Volcano\nAffected countries: Philippines\nOn 12 January around 21:00 UTC, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology recorded increased volcanic activities generating an eruption plume one kilometre-high accompanied by volcanic tremor and felt earthquakes in Volcano Island and barangays of Agoncillo, in the province of Batangas. The government raised the alert status to Level 3 after the volcano spewed ash in a phreatic eruption. Residents from at least three municipalities of the province ...
GLIDE number: TC-2019-000180-FJI\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Fiji, Tonga\nTropical Cyclone Sarai, category 2, is located approximately 520 km west-northwest of Tonga as of 29 December 10:00 UTC. Close to its centre, the cyclone is expected to have average winds of up to 120km/h with momentary gusts up to 150 km/h. TC Sarai continues moving at about 8 km/h east-southeast towards Tongan waters on 31 December. Storm and flood warnings have been issued in Fiji with ...
GLIDE number: TC-2019-000176-PHL\nDisaster type: Flood, Land Slide, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: China, Philippines\nAccording to the Philippines Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Typhoon Phanfone (known locally as Typhoon Ursula) made landfall at 4:45 PM (local time) on Tuesday, 24 December 2019, in Salcedo, Eastern Samar. PAGASA1 reports that Phanfone made landfall with maximum winds of 120 kilometers per hour (km/h) and gustiness of up to 150 km/h ... Strong winds, and storm surges are expected, ...
GLIDE number: EP-2019-000178-YEM\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Yemen\nA significant increase in dengue cases was observed in the last three weeks of epidemiological reporting (Weeks 47,48,49) in the country and this was further confirmed on the 18th December during the Health Cluster meeting, with 22,003 cases and 60 deaths reported. Children below five years old are 11{6dd39e946ff08c671726ad4b024e22687d2eec182a82e0091ad0772bc1bbfb04} of the total caseload and 30{6dd39e946ff08c671726ad4b024e22687d2eec182a82e0091ad0772bc1bbfb04} of the total death cases. Dengue outbreaks have affected 174 of 333 total districts ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000181-IDN\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Indonesia\nHeavy rain in west Sumatra and central Sulawesi have caused floods, resulting in fatalities and damage. According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), 2 people died, 60 families have been displaced, 707 people affected and 57 houses damaged following flash floods in Sigi Regency (Central Sulawesi Province). 5,000 people have been displaced and 1,000 homes flooded in South Solok Regency (West Sumatra). ...
GLIDE number: EQ-2019-000168-PHL\nDisaster type: Earthquake\nAffected countries: Philippines\nOn 15 December at 2:11 p.m. local time, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Matanao municipality in the province of Davao del Sur, Mindanao. This is the fourth quake above magnitude 6 in the last two months to hit this part of Mindanao, all within a radius of 12km ...The October earthquakes partially or totally damaged over 47,600 houses. In Davao del Sur alone 13,200 houses were damaged, out of which ...
GLIDE number: TC-2019-000165-SOM\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Somalia, Yemen\nThe Tropical Storm (TS) initially named SIX that developed in the northern Indian Ocean has now been assigned the name PAWAN after sustaining a speed of more than 39 miles per hour for two days. The probability of the TS landing in the coastal areas of Puntland has increased from (10{6dd39e946ff08c671726ad4b024e22687d2eec182a82e0091ad0772bc1bbfb04} TO 35{6dd39e946ff08c671726ad4b024e22687d2eec182a82e0091ad0772bc1bbfb04}) over the last two days and is expected to make a land fall in ...