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: Bosnia and Herzegovina\n Glide: FF-2020-000153-BIH\n On 22 June, heavy rainfalls have caused rivers and creeks in North-eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina to swell and flood houses and roads along their banks, forcing many to fear for their lives and properties. The most critical situation is in Tuzla Canton where traffic has been stopped on the main road connecting the city of Tuzla with Sarajevo to the south and Orašje to the north ...
Affected country: Côte d'Ivoire\n Glide: FL-2020-000154-CIV\n Heavy rain has been affecting southern Côte d\'Ivoire (particularly the area of the capital Abidjan) over the past 48 hours, triggering floods and landslides and leading to casualties and damage. Media report, as of 17 June, one fatality, several injured people, and a number of damaged buildings across the capital. (ECHO 17 Jun 2020)\n\nFlash floods triggered by torrential rain occurred on 25 June in Abidjan Department (eastern coast of ...
Affected countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico\n Glide: TC-2020-000146-SLV\n Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall in west of Ciudad del Carmen (Campeche State, eastern Mexico) on 3 June...According to media, one person died in Chiapas State, more than 200 houses and 3 hospitals were damaged across Campeche, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Tabasco, and Chiapas States. In addition, at least 619 people, of which 508 in Campeche, were evacuated. Several landslides were reported in Chiapas, and 27 communication ...
Affected countries: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo\n Glide: EP-2020-000144-COD\n The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced today that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Équateur province. The announcement comes as a long, difficult and complex Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC is in its final phase, while the country also battles COVID-19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak. Initial information from the ...
Affected countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico\n Glide: TC-2020-000142-SLV\n Pacific Tropical Storm Amanda struck El Salvador and Guatemala on 30 May, unleashing flooding and landslides. In El Salvador, 15 people have been killed and 18,622 families have been affected. Thousands have lost their houses, seeking refuge in shelters that have been habilitated for the occasion. The President has declared a 15 days long State of Emergency to deal with the impact of the storm. 2,500 ...
Affected country: Cuba\n Glide: SS-2020-000143-CUB\n On 25 to 26 May, a severe local storm brought tornados, hail falls, waterspouts and linear winds over 92 km/h. A tornado event was registered in the province of Santi Spiritus with winds of 120 km/h. According to the Provincial Meteorological Centre in Sancti Spiritus the tornado was the most visible event of larger severe storms affecting the area. Other severe local storms also significantly impacted the Provinces of Villa ...
Affected countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal\n Glide: IN-2020-000139-NGA\n FAO is seeking $50 million–$75 million for the control, surveillance of desert locust swarms and livelihoods support by December 2020 to help 17.2 million people in severe acute food insecurity (Phase 3+) during the next lean season (June–August 2020) in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, the Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger, Nigeria and Senegal (Cadre Harmonisé, March 2020). This will entail 300 ...
Affected countries: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand\n Glide: TC-2020-000136-MMR\n A deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm \"Amphan\" on Saturday, 16 May. The cyclone is currently located in the central Bay of Bengal and will track north, north-eastward towards India and Bangladesh. The system is very likely to intensify further into a major tropical cyclone in the next 24 hours. According to the latest forecasts, the cyclone will ...
Affected country: Tajikistan\n Glide: FF-2020-000138-TJK\n Continuous heavy rains resulted in mudflows between 14 and 16 May in Khatlon Province, Asadullo, 18th Hizb (former Partsyezd) and Pakhtaobod villages of Khuroson district, Ergash village in Kushoniyon district, Galaba Street of Vahdat town and Surkhdara village in Fayzobod district. In total, seven mid-scale mudflows and floods have occurred throughout Tajikistan. There were 338 households (1,690 people) heavily affected in Khatlon province (Khuroson district) and in Regions of Republican ...
Affected country: Philippines\n Glide: TC-2020-000134-PHL\n As of 11 May, a tropical depression named Vongfong (locally named Ambo) was located about 400km east of Mindanao and was moving in a northwest direction. The Philippines weather bureau forecasted Ambo to intensify into a severe tropical storm in the next 48 hours and expected it to make landfall over the Bicol Region on the evening of 14-15 May. (OCHA, 12 May 2020)\n\nFollowing initial landfall as a Category 3 ...