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-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 \nliving 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 ...
GLIDE number: FL-2018-000194-TTO\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Severe Local Storm\nAffected countries: Trinidad and Tobago\nOn 18 - 19 October, Trinidad and Tobago experienced torrential rainfall, according to Government officials, Trinidad alone received a full month’s worth of rain during the two days. It was estimated 80{e3a3c6319c82b4fed1ca806def46da85c676af8f07e011b61c9687b93bdb2b35} of the country was affected by flooding, communities, main roads and public services were affected. On 20 October, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago activated its National Emergency Operations Centre ...
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000163-YEM\nDisaster type: Flood, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Oman, Somalia, Yemen\nThe Very Severe Cyclonic Storm over westcentral Arabian Sea moved northwestwards with a speed of 07kmph during past six hours and lay centered at 1430 hrs IST 10th October 2018 over westcentral Arabian Sea, near latitude 14.4°N and longitude 58.7°E, about 570 km east-southeast of Salalah (Oman), 550 km eastnortheast of Socotra Islands (Yemen) and 730 km east-southeast of Al-Ghaidah (Yemen). (RSMC/India Meteorological Dept, 10 ...
GLIDE number: EQ-2018-000160-HTI\nDisaster type: Earthquake\nAffected countries: Haiti\nAccording to the Technical Unit of Seismology, a 5.9-magitude earthquake on the Richter scale occurred on Saturday, 6 October 2018 at 20:12 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Its epicenter 20km north of Port-de-Paix (north-west) at a depth of 15 km. The earthquake was felt across most of Haiti’s departments and its capital Port-au Prince (West department) and in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and it was followed by two aftershocks. The ...
GLIDE number: FL-2018-000164-HND\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Honduras\nHeavy rains that started on 4 October in Honduras have caused flooding and landslides across the country. Most damage has been reported in Francisco Morazán, Valle, and Choluteca departments, where a red alert was issued by the government. 12,076 people have been affected by the floods. 963 homes were damaged, including 169 flooded, and nine completely destroyed. Among them, 7,234 people have been evacuated, and 6,789 moved to 78 ...
GLIDE number: FL-2018-000165-CRI\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Costa Rica\nOn 2 October 2018, the IMN warned of a low-pressure system coming in from the south-western Caribbean Sea, which activated an Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone over the country and over the waters of the Pacific (Meteorological Report # 2). On 4 October, IMN detected two other low-pressure systems (Meteorological Report #8), one in the Caribbean near the Nicaraguan coast and another in the Pacific in western Costa Rica, that ...
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000167-SLV\nDisaster type: Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: El Salvador\nTwo low pressure systems, one in the Atlantic and the other in the Pacific, caused intense rainfall conditions, flash floods in several communities in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua since 5 October...Civil Protection reported 15 people injured, six dead, one missing and 768 people in shelters. In addition, 1541 flooded houses and eight houses destroyed, an affected school and three other collapsed walls; ...
GLIDE number: EQ-2018-000156-IDN\nDisaster type: Earthquake, Tsunami\nAffected countries: Indonesia\nSets of earthquakes have struck off Donggala Region, province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia from 14:00h West Indonesia local time with the strongest magnitude of 7.4 at 17:02h, on Friday, 28 September 2018 and continued with 76 aftershocks ranging from magnitudes of 2.9 to 6.3 afterwards...Initial report from national disaster management agency’s (BNPB) indicates that 384 people died..., 29 people reported missing in Pantoloan Induk Palo, 540 injured and ...
GLIDE number: FF-2018-000158-TUN\nDisaster type: Flash Flood\nAffected countries: Tunisia\nHeavy rainfall and flash floods have killed five people and caused damage in Nabeul province in north-east Tunisia. Early response and damage assessment are ongoing. (ECHO, 25 Sep 2018)\n\nOn Saturday 22 September, torrential rain hit north-eastern Tunisia’s Cap Bon Peninsula causing water levels to rise 1.7 meters. The storm dumped approximately 200 millimeters (7.9 inches) of rain on Nabeul and up to 225 millimeters in the city of ...
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000149-PHL\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: China, China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), China - Taiwan Province, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands (The United States of America), Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam\nTropical Cyclone Twenty Six formed over the North West Pacific Ocean north of Kwajalein (Marshall Islands) on 7 September and started moving north-west toward Guam. (ECHO, 7 Sep 2018) On 9 September at 00.00 UTC, its centre was located at 930 km east of ...