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: TC-2019-000038-MOZ\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Comoros, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, United Republic of Tanzania\nOn 23 April, Tropical Cyclone Kenneth formed north of Madagascar and east of the Aldabra Atoll, north of the Mozambique Channel. Its path is expected to pass over the northern tip of the Comoros islands on 24 April and continue onward to northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania. It is expected to make landfall in the district of Palma in Mozambique on ...
GLIDE number: EQ-2019-000035-PHL\nDisaster type: Earthquake, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Philippines\nAn earthquake struck approximately 60 km northwest of Manila late afternoon on Monday 22 April. Reports on the magnitude vary from 5.7 M to 6.3 M. As of the publication of this snapshot, there is no information yet available on impact or casualties (OCHA, 22 Apr 2019)\n\nDamage and casualties are being reported in the Central Luzon region, which is one of the most seismically active areas in ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000031-SYR\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Syrian Arab Republic\nStarting from 31 March, the heavy rains and the subsequent flooding in the Hasakah Governorate of Syria have affected an estimated 45,000 people, including people living in the internally displaced persons’ camps. The Hasakah Branch of SARC responded immediately to the floods, using regional emergency stocks, by providing 3,000 of the affected population with basic supplies, first aid and health care to the affected population in Tal ...
GLIDE number: EP-2019-000026-MOZ\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Mozambique\nOn 27 March, the Government confirmed five cases of cholera at Munhava health centre in Beira City, according to the National Director of Medical Assistance, Ussene Isse. The authorities also reported some 2,500 cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) in Beira district. A total of 900,000 cholera vaccine doses are expected to arrive in Mozambique by 1 April and micro-planning for the vaccination campaign is underway. (OCHA, 27 Mar ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000020-COL\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Colombia\nHeavy rains and flooding have been affecting the Colombian department of Chocó since last week, provoking the overflow of the Rivers San Juan, Iró, Condoto, Cértegui and Quito. More than 3 000 families in at least six municipalities (Condoto, Tadó, Cértegui, Andagoya, Río Iró e Istmina) are affected. According to the Red Cross, which is already providing support to the victims, these floods have caused ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000030-IRQ\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Iraq\nHeavy storms continually recurred throughout the country during the period from 24-March to 2-April when severe weather finally eased. The effects of the storms were recorded in multiple governorates, including Anbar, Basra, Dahuk, Diyala, Kirkuk, Missan, Muthanna, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Sulaymaniyah, and Wassit; however, the harshest impacts appeared to be in central and northern governorates, primarily regions through which the Tigris River runs, and those areas adjacent to Iran...While ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000022-IRN\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Iran (Islamic Republic of)\nThe Golestan floods, caused by heavy rains starting on 19 March, have affected a total of 10 cities in northeast Iran (The cities of Gorgan, Bandar Turkman, Azad Shahr, Aq Ghala, Gonbad-e Kavus, bandar-e Gaz, Ali Abad, Kalaleh, Kordkuy, and Minodaasht). The government is currently investigating local reports on the lack of mitigation measures by the Water Authorities. The worst affected areas ...
GLIDE number: TC-2019-000021-MOZ\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe\nMozambique\n\nThe central and northern region of Mozambique is being affected by heavy rains since 6 March 2019...The most affected provinces are Zambézia and Tete in the central region...At least 7 deaths reported, and 32,222 people were affected by the floods [and a]t least 4,242 people are displaced in Zambezia and Tete, sheltered in eight transit centers. (UN RC for Mozambique, 9 Mar ...
GLIDE number: DR-2019-000113-PHL\nDisaster type: Drought\nAffected countries: Philippines\nRecent PAGASA's climate monitoring and analyses indicate that the unusually warm sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific (CEEP) which started since November 2018 is expected to become a full-blown El Nino. During the past three months, rainfall analyses showed that impacts of below normal rainfall conditions in provinces of Western Mindanao and Ilocos Norte were already experienced and are expected to continue. Five municipalities ...
GLIDE number: FF-2019-000018-AFG\nDisaster type: Flash Flood\nAffected countries: Afghanistan\nOn 1 March, heavy rains struck Kandahar city, Zheri, Dand, Damand, Arghandab, Spinboldak, and Takhtapu Districts. In the last 30 hours, 97mm of rain fell in the affected areas. Flash floods triggered by the heavy rain have reportedly killed 20 people, including a number of children, when their homes collapsed or the vehicles they were traveling in were swept away. At least 10 people, including children, are still ...