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: Sudan\n Glide: FF-2021-000090-SDN\n Gedaref State: On 21 July 2021, a flash flood affected Al Fao locality in the Gedaref State due to heavy rainfall in the Al Butanah catchment area. According to reports received over 150 houses in village 16, village 14, Al-Abhath, Haj AlSayed, and Tiako villages have been affected by the flooding. No reports of deaths or injuries have been received so far. The main water source in AlFao town and ...
Affected country: Gambia\n Glide: WV-2021-000080-GMB\n Starting on 2nd July 2021, The Gambia has been experiencing a windstorm surge which has, as of 12 July, affected over 16,849 people in more than 100 communities across all seven regions of the country. The situation, which is still unfolding, has caused internal displacement and homelessness. Indeed, over 100 severely injured people have been recorded as a result of fallen walls and trees. On 8 July, the Head of ...
Affected country: Philippines\n Glide: VO-2021-000071-PHL\n The Taal Volcano in the province of Batangas in Luzon, is placed under Alert Level 3 (magmatic unrest) following a phreatomagmatic eruption that generated a plume of 1 km high at 3:16 pm (UCT +8) on 1 July. This has been followed by four small eruptions of up to 200 metres high in the evening. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recommends immediate evacuation within a permanent danger ...
Affected country: Chad\n Glide: FL-2021-000084-TCD\n On 26 June, the sub-prefectures of Bologo and Dafra, in western Tandjilé, were severely hit by torrential rains: 231 people were wounded and five killed, 4,413 houses were destroyed, 31 schools and health centers were either totally or partially washed away, and 560 animals went missing. Around 20,000 people are now in need of shelter, food and health assistance. The Governor visited the sites on 30 June and held a ...
Affected countries: Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka\n Glide: TC-2021-000058-BGD\n The Deep Depression over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal intensified into Cyclonic Storm ‘Yaas’ and lay centred at 05:30 hrs (LT) over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal, about 540 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha) and 630 km south-southeast of Digha (West Bengal). In the next 24 hours it is expected to intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm and likely to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip (Odisha) and ...
Affected country: Democratic Republic of the Congo\n Glide: VO-2021-000059-COD\n On Saturday 22 May around 18.30 UTC, first news of an eruption of the Volcano Nyiragongo, situated in the north of the city of Goma in North Kivu province, started to appear on media websites. Effusive eruption was quickly confirmed, with reports of power cuts, people self-evacuating and crossing the border to Rwanda. The evacuation plan of the city of Goma was activated by the authorities ...
Affected country: Malaysia\n Glide: FL-2021-000061-MYS\n Sabah state in Malaysia had been experiencing heavy rainfalls since 20 May, causing two districts (Beaufort and Tenom) being inundated by floods. The rain was nonstop for a few days resulting in two rivers collision between the Pagalan River and the Padas River. People fled from their homes and evacuated to the temporary shelters. The total number of people affected by flood have reached to 1,552 families (5,782 people) in ...
Affected country: Guyana\n Glide: FL-2021-000066-GUY\n On 20 May, media reported severe flooding across Region Nine of Guyana that has affected 15,000 people, with evacuations currently underway for the communities most acutely affected by the flooding. Preliminary infrastructural damage assessments have reported severe damage to roads, cassava farms, as well as food production sites; the full damage assessment has not been possible yet due several main roads remaining underwater. The Civil Defense Commission (CDC) has begun ...
Affected country: Sri Lanka\n Glide: FL-2021-000057-LKA\n Heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in Western, Central and Southern Provinces of Sri Lanka, resulting in casualties. According to Sri Lanka‘s Disaster Management Centre (DMC), three people died and one has been injured by flood events on 13-14 May. A landslide occurred in Kandy District on 13 May, resulting in two injured people. At least 44,153 people across the aforementioned Provinces have been affected, while up to 618 ...
Affected countries: India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka\n Glide: TC-2021-000056-IND\n A low pressure system over the Lakshadweep archipelago and adjoining Arabian Sea has intensified into Cyclonic Storm “Tauktae”...The storm is predicted to reach the Gujarat coast by 18 May.. Localised floods are already reported in few low lying areas in Kerala causing limited displacement. Local administrations of coastal districts are on high alert and 53 teams of National Disaster Response Forces are on standby. (ECHO, 15 ...