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)

Affected country: Gambia\n Glide: FL-2022-000276-GMB\n From 30 to 31 July 2022, heavy rains hit several regions of The Gambia, leading to widespread flooding. Some houses have been so severely affected that the occupants had to be evacuated to public buildings such as mosques and schools for safety.\nThe most affected regions are Banjul, Kanifing Municipality, West Coast, and North Bank. In North Bank Region, five children have been reported dead and one is in critical condition ...
Affected country: Mongolia\n Glide: FF-2022-000278-MNG\n Since early June, the country has been experiencing sudden and heavy rains in different regions. The rainfall precipitation average is 46-60 mm which differs depending on the region and has continued nearly four to six hours. [...]\nThe flash flood impacts include damages to infrastructure including the railway, road, bridge, and at the household level damage, livestock mortality, complete destruction to gers, fences, water barricades. [...] The major flash floods occurred ...
Affected country: Uganda\n Glide: FL-2022-000275-UGA\n Heavy rainfall has been affecting the Eastern Region since 30 July, triggering landslides and causing rivers to overflow (in particular the Nabuyonga, and Namatala Rivers) and floods that have resulted in casualties and damage. At least 3,745 households have been affected in the districts of Mbale, Kapchorwa, Sironko and Bulambuli, and Bukedea, with 24 deaths recorded. Joint rapid assessments with Government authorities and partners on the ground are ongoing. The ...
Affected country: Nigeria\n Glide: FL-2022-000271-NGA\n On 17 July, floods and flash floods were reported in Yobe state (north-eastern Nigeria), resulting in casualties. According to media, four people died and a number of people sustained injuries. Over 100 households have been displaced across 11 communities in Gulani and one community in Gujba. Several towns, including Gulani, Bara, Gagure, and Njibulwa, are inaccessible as the main bridge linking these areas was cut off. (ECHO, 19 Jul 2022)\nSince ...
Affected country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)\n Glide: FF-2022-000274-IRN\n Red Crescent has deployed its relief teams to support flood-affected households in Estahban, Darab and Neyriz in Fars province. According to local officials, 21 people have lost their lives following the massive flood in Estahban. (Iranian Red Crescent, 24 Jul 2022)\nHeavy rainfall has been affecting south-western Iran (particularly Fars province) since 22 July, triggering rivers overflow (in particular the Roudbal river) floods and flash floods and that ...
Affected country: Philippines\n Glide: EQ-2022-000273-PHL\n A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the mountainous province of Abra at 8.43 a.m. local time on 27 July, triggering landslides and the collapse of structures. The tectonic earthquake’s epicenter was located in the town of Tayum, Abra (17.64°N, 120.63°E - 003 km N 45° W) at a depth of 17 kilometers, with the tremor felt in varying intensities across Northern Luzon including the capital Metro Manila. Initial assessments from local governments, ...
Affected country: Yemen\n Glide: FL-2022-000265-YEM\n Following heavy rains on 5 June, several districts in Ta’iz Governorate were affected by floods. According to national NGOs that conducted initial assessments in flood-affected districts, more than 2,800 households (approximately 16,800 people) in At Ta’iziyah, Mawiyah, Dimnat Khdair, Maqbanah and Sami’ districts were affected by floods. Displaced people in Al Hodeidah Governorate faced heavy rains and floods, with their shelters and food supplies destroyed. According to initial assessment conducted ...
Affected country: Sudan\n Glide: FL-2022-000277-SDN\n Since the beginning of the rainy season in June, about 19,409 people (numbers yet to be verified) have been affected\nby heavy rains and flooding so far, mostly in South Kordofan and White Nile, Kassala, and West Darfur state. (OCHA, 2 Aug 2022)\nOn 10 July, flash floods triggered by torrential rains in areas south-east of Kassala town have affected an estimated 750 people in the Ashwaei area located in southern parts ...
Affected country: Côte d\'Ivoire\n Glide: FL-2022-000249-CIV\n Since 16 June 2022, the rainfall in Côte d\'Ivoire is above average. The torrential rains of June 21 were the heaviest recorded since the beginning of the rainy season in the country, with nearly 200 mm of water in less than 24 hours in several neighbourhoods of Abidjan and near-urban areas. This is the equivalent of several weeks of rain that caused major flooding and landslides. Waterspouts and mud ...
Affected country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)\n Glide: EQ-2022-000248-IRN\n According to the Iranian Seismological Center, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Sayeh Khosh village near Khamir port in Hormozgan province of South Iran on 2nd July 2022 at 02:02 am local time. So far, 81 aftershocks (the biggest one with 6.1 Richter at 03:55 local time has hit the region). The affected area consists of one city and 55 villages, with a total population of approximately 5,318 ...