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-2019-000165-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{afffcf2f98fb9d3c88c990efc811f5a8d20215f2d852c2ebfcd87694719d797a} TO 35{afffcf2f98fb9d3c88c990efc811f5a8d20215f2d852c2ebfcd87694719d797a}) over the last two days and is expected to make a land fall in ...
GLIDE number: TC-2019-000164-MDG\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Comoros, Madagascar, Mayotte (France), Mozambique\nTropical Cyclone TWO formed over the southern Indian Ocean on 1 December, moving south-west towards Madagascar. On 5 December at 6.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 550 km north of the northern coast of Madagascar, with maximum sustained winds of 64 km/h. TWO..is expected to pass between the north-west coast of Madagascar and east Mayotte on 7-8 December...The Meteorological Department of Mozambique has issued ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000167-BDI\nDisaster type: Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Burundi\nIn the night of 4 to 5 December, 26 people died and over 500 people were affected by torrential rains and landslides which caused devastation in the northwestern provinces of Cibitoke, Bubanza, and the northeastern province of Cankuzo. The death toll and number of people displaced is expected to rise in the days ahead as further information is received and verified from affected areas. (OCHA, 6 Dec ...
GLIDE number: TC-2019-000159-PHL\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Philippines\nAccording to the Philippines Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) as of 10:00 local time on 29 November 2019, Tropical Storm (TS) Kammuri is approximately 1,430 km east of the southern Luzon, moving northwest. PAGASA reports that Kammuri currently has maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the centre and gustiness of up to 170 kph. Longer range models predict it could intensify to a category 4 ...
GLIDE number: EQ-2019-000157-ALB\nDisaster type: Earthquake\nAffected countries: Albania\nThe 6.4 magnitude quake struck just before 4 a.m., 34 kilometres northwest of Tirana, Albania’s capital, and has killed 16 people and injured more than 600, according to the government. There are reports of severe damage to infrastructure, and several buildings have collapsed in Thumane and Durres, with people still thought to be trapped inside. (IFRC, 26 Nov 2019)\n\nAccording to reports from the Albanian Ministry of Defence, at least ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000156-DJI\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood\nAffected countries: Djibouti\nSince 21 November, Djibouti has experienced heavy rains which triggered flash floods across the country. In Djibouti city alone, initial estimates indicate that over 30,000-40,000 families (150,000-250,000 people) have been somewhat affected by the floods, and 9 people (7 children) have reportedly been killed. Reports indicate that between 21 and 24 November, almost 300mm of rain were recorded in Djibouti city alone, or over three times the ...
GLIDE number: TC-2019-000147-BGD\nDisaster type: Flood, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam\nTropical Cyclone MATMO formed over the South China Sea on 29 October, moving west-northwest towards Vietnam. On 30 October at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 275 km east-southeast of Quy Nhon City (Binh Dinh Province, central Vietnam) with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (tropical storm). (ECHO, 30 Oct 2019)\n\nTropical depression MATMO was moving into ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000136-SLV\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: El Salvador\nHeavy precipitation in El Salvador began on 12 October 2019 due to the influence and combination of a lowpressure system. The continual rain led caused rockslides and landslides, as well as falling trees and collapse of slopes, which disrupted transit on highways and roads. Unofficial figures report that at least four people have died following the heavy rain that caused the current flooding and ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000138-KEN\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Kenya\nHeavy rain has been affecting several counties since last week, causing flash flooding and landslides. According to media reports, as of 24 October, 9 people have died as a result, 4 in Elgeyo-Marakwet County, 4 in Wajir county and 1 in Turkana County. Thousands of people have been displaced and roads and houses have been damaged. (ECHO, 24 Oct 2019) \n\n[H]eavy rain has affected large ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000133-SOM\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood\nAffected countries: Somalia\nModerate to heavy rains continued in many parts of Somalia and within the Ethiopian highlands over the last one week. River levels at Belet Weyne (Shabelle) are currently very high and the trend is expected to continue reaching over bank in the coming few days. Along Juba, the river levels are also high. The cumulative rainfall forecast for the coming week is calling for moderate to heavy ...