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-2019-000055-IND\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: India, Pakistan\nTropical Cyclone VAYU formed over the eastern Arabian Sea (Indian Ocean) on 10 June and started moving north...It could reach southwestern Gujarat State on 13 June, with maximum sustained winds up to 150-160 km/h. Heavy rain with thunderstorms and strong winds are forecast over western coastal states over the next 24 hours. A strong wind and heavy rainfall warning is in effect for Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and ...
GLIDE number: FF-2019-000054-YEM\nDisaster type: Flash Flood\nAffected countries: Yemen\nTorrential rain and flash flooding in recent weeks, culminating in widespread flooding in the second week of June, have affected thousands of families across Yemen. It is estimated that rains and floods have affected close to 70,000 people, including internally displaced people, in over 10 governorates. Hajjah Governorate is the most affected Governorate.\n\nAs of 10 June, the Executive Unit for IDPs rapid assessment identified more than 3,000 displaced ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000051-LBY\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Libya\nA wave of heavy rainfall and thunderstorm has hit the south western region of Libya. The rainfall commenced on the 28 May 2019 and intensified on the 2 June. The municipality of Ghat has been severely affected, including: Silila, Ta’ala, Ghat, Albakat, Saya, Alfiywat, Al-Sharika and Al-Siniyah. The rainfall and thunderstorm are expected to continue, decreasing in intensity in the coming days. The water levels have not receded and ...
GLIDE number: EP-2019-000053-CAF\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Central African Republic\nTwo separate VDPV2 cases not genetically linked from AFP were confirmed on 29th May and 31 May 2019. On 30th May 2019, the MoH declared a public health emergency of national concern as per global guidelines. The first case reported was from Bambari district, RS4 region with date of onset of paralysis on 2nd May 2019. The case of a 3 year old female habiting in a ...
GLIDE number: EP-2019-000116-PAK\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Pakistan\nThe Committee is gravely concerned by the significant further increase in WPV1 cases globally in 2019, particularly in Pakistan where 15 cases have already been reported. In Pakistan transmission continues to be widespread, as indicated by the number of positive environmental isolates in many areas of the country, and the proportion of samples that detect WPV1 is rising. The recent cluster of cases in Lahore also indicates that vulnerabilities ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000047-GEO\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Georgia\nOn 12 May 2019, heavy rain and hail affected Kakheti Region of Georgia, mainly Lagodekhi, Akhmeta, Telavi and Dedoplistskaro municipalities. As a result of the heavy rain (125 mm), yards, entrances, basements and first floors of many houses and buildings were flooded. Furthermore, infrastructure, such as roads and bridges connecting the villages, riverbank protections, as well as agricultural lands and fruit trees have been destroyed. The Emergency Management Service ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000048-TZA\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: United Republic of Tanzania\nHeavy rains were reported in Dar es Salaam, starting on 8 May 2019 to-date. According to the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA), these rains are a result of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Belt and led to continous rainfall and resulting flooding which peaked on 13 May 2019. According to IGAD Climate Prediction Application Centre (ICPAC), much of southern and eastern Tanzania recorded wetter than normal rainfall condition with ...
GLIDE number: DR-2019-000042-PRK\nDisaster type: Drought\nAffected countries: Democratic People's Republic of Korea\nDPRK is currently experiencing a challenging food insecurity situation. Unusually little precipitation during the winter and spring so far is posing a serious threat to the spring harvest, at a time when the harvest in 2018 was the worst in a decade. Entering 2019, DPRK has experienced unusually erratic weather conditions with little precipitation, limiting the soil moisture for growth of winter and planting of ...
GLIDE number: TC-2019-000041-IND\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka\nAccording to Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), Tropical Cyclone FANI was 1,665 km south of Cox’s Bazar port. The storm is likely to intensify further and move in a north-westerly direction. Seas will remain very rough and maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla, and Payra remain under a storm advisory. (ECHO, 28 Apr 2019) \n\nTropical Cyclone FANI is moving north-west over the southern Bay of ...
GLIDE number: TC-2019-000038-MOZ\nDisaster type: Flood, Land Slide, 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 ...