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-2019-000104-THA\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Thailand\nOn 29 August 2019, Tropical Storm (TS) Podul crossed into north-east and northern Thailand bringing rainfall and winds causing flash flooding and landslides affecting 32 provinces namely Amnat Charoen, Chaiyaphoom, Chiang Mai, Chumporn, Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Krabi, Loei, Lumpang, Mae Hong Son, Maha Sarakham, Mukdaharn, Nakorn Phanom, Nan, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Petchaboon, Phitsanulok, Pichit, Pracheenburi, Prae, Ranong, RoiEt, Sakon Nakorn, Srakeo, Sri ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000101-NER\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Niger\nRainfall since June has provoked flooding in several localities, killing 42 people. The number of victims has dramatically increased during the last week of August, when the waters of the Niger basin have reached the flood stage. According to the authorities, the floods so far have destroyed 5,497 homes and affected the lives of 66,464 people. The National Forecast Agency estimates that the waters will continue rising over the ...
GLIDE number: TC-2019-000095-DOM\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Martinique (France), Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United States Virgin Islands\nAs of 9:30am (EST), TS Dorian is moving west-northwest near 20 km/h and is expected to turn northwest on 28 August. On the forecast track, Dorian will move across the eastern and northeastern Caribbean Sea ...
GLIDE number: WF-2019-000096-BOL\nDisaster type: Wild Fire\nAffected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)\nAccording to the Ministry of Environment and Water (MMAyA), as of 30 August, the ongoing forest fires in the eastern Bolivia department of Santa Cruz have affected 521,000 hectares of forest and 726,000 hectares of grassland, which in turn have affected 73 communities across 15 municipalities. There 1,917 affected families across 18 Santa Cruz municipalities. President Evo Morales announced on 25 August that Bolivia would ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000100-MLI\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Mali\nMali, which is already heavily affected by various crises (food insecurity, security, political tensions, etc.), experienced heavy rainfall starting on 24 August 2019. By 27 August, the previous three consecutive days of rainfall began causing extensive damages in in Koulikoro, Timbuktu, Kidal, Mopti and Ménaka regions of Mali. From the initial assessments conducted by Mali Red Cross Society (MRCS) on 28 August 2019, at least 6,474 people or 1,729 ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000107-TCD\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Chad\nOn 23 August, heavy rains and ensuing floods in Kalait, Ennedi West, destroyed houses, vehicles, food, crops and killed large amounts of cattle. Seven people lost their lives, including two women. Local authorities reported that 400 houses were destroyed and 370 others damaged in Kalait. Two weeks of flooding have reportedly split the town in two, affecting 8,775 people. In the town of Fada, also in Ennedi West, the ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000094-GTM\nDisaster type: Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Guatemala\nHeavy rainfall with thunderstorms continues to affect several parts of Guatemala since the last week causing floods and triggering landslides. An Orange alert warning has been declared in the Departments of Escuintla y Suchitepéquez.\nAccording to the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (CONRED), as of 23 August, one person has died, 104 have been injured, 62 evacuated and one is still missing. At least 63,349 people have been ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000103-LAO\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)\nHeavy rainfall affected northern Laos over the last few days causing flash floods and leading to casualties and damage. According to media reports, 500 people have been affected in 3 villages of Baeng District of Oudomxay Province (Nahuay, Huayla and Thakard). 5 houses were damaged and several roads flooded. Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rainfall ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000098-CAF\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Central African Republic\nThe city of Paoua and Poumadji village experienced floods overnight from 19 to 20 August 2019. These floods caused significant material and human damage. One death and five injuries have been recorded. Nearly 295 houses were destroyed. Families with partially or completely damaged houses were welcomed by families and friends, thus exacerbating the already limited resources of these host families. Water and sanitation infrastructures have also been ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000093-NGA\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Nigeria\nIncessant rains led to the displacement of some residents of Asheikri, Kawuri, Hausari, Ma’anna/Dagambi, Balle/Gallaba/Melari and Gumsa wards in the Geidam Local Government Area (LGA) of the northeastern State of Yobe. An estimated 318 houses have been damaged, affecting 2,802 individuals (431 households). Asheikri, Kawuri and Hausari were the most affected wards, hosting a combined 1,716 individuals (61{3a6f61c11edfc07e067c238356235727dfb646eae8a5e68907d85a4ac01d3b0c}) of the displaced individuals. (IOM, 19 Aug 2019)\n\nAs of 23rd August, ...