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: Lesotho\n Glide: DR-2024-000071-LSO\n According to the weather update for quarter 1 of 2024 issued by the Lesotho Meteorological Services, the persistent heatwaves and exceptionally high temperatures experienced between January and March 2024 have led to widespread dryness of crops across most fields. The continuous crop failures over the past seasons is exacerbated. The past two quarters have seen the same crop failure leading automatically to the high food prices. There are 41{16af7e68d3c2a5c828db66b83ca549ad2af8d65bc7fc77f701083df5dbc4ab70} of ...
Affected country: Bangladesh\n Glide: HT-2024-000056-BGD\n Based on the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) data source dated 21 April 2024, severe to very severe, heatwave was sweeping some districts of the country where mild-moderate heatwave was sweeping over most of the districts of the country. BDRCS forecast monitoring report indicates maximum temperatures exceeding to 38 degree Celsius, with the heat index surpassing 38 for two or more consecutive days. On 24 April 2024, severe heatwave (>=40 degree ...
Affected country: Kyrgyzstan\n Glide: FL-2024-000053-KGZ\n Since 20 April, heavy rainfall has been affecting the regions of Osh, Jalal-Abad and Talas (southern and eastern Kyrgyzstan) triggering several landslides, causing floods and resulting in casualties and damage. According to media, one person died on 20 April due to a landslide, while hundreds have been evacuated following floods in the Osh Region. Other mudslides occurred in the Jalal-Abad Region and resulted in 300 evacuated families. In addition, several ...
Affected country: Rwanda\n Glide: FL-2024-000064-RWA\n In Rwanda, heavy rains and floods killed 14 people in Nyanza District, injured 27 in Burera District and damaged roads, bridges and 123 houses since 28 April and as of 2 May. Several hectares of rice and banana plantation in Ruhango District have been damaged, according to local authorities. Heavy rainfall, ranging between 40-50 mm, with thunderstorms is predicted to affect 17 districts across Northern, Western and Southern provinces between ...
Affected country: Somalia\n Glide: FL-2024-000055-SOM\n The Gu (April to June) rains are intensifying with flash floods reported since 19 April. Four people, three boys in Somaliland and a six-year-old girl in Hirshabelle State have been reportedly killed; about 100 shelters for displaced people destroyed and at least 134 families (804 people) affected or displaced across Somalia. (OCHA, 22 Apr 2024)\nHeavy rains have led to localized floodings which have affected an estimated 124,155 people across Somalia ...
Affected country: Indonesia\n Glide: VO-2024-000046-IDN\n Ruang volcano, located on Ruang Island (part of Sangihe Islands, North Sulawesi Province), increased its volcanic activity on 16-17 April with explosions and emission of volcanic ash and lava. The worst hit areas are Pumpente Village and Pathology Village in Tagulandang District (Sitaro Islands Regency, North Sulawesi Province). According to the National Agency for Disaster Countermeasure (BNPB), 828 people have been displaced, of whom 45 are in one evacuation centre ...
Affected country: Yemen\n Glide: FL-2024-000059-YEM\n Rain started on 16th April 2024 and continued, which caused flooding during the week of 20th April 2024. Hadramawt Governorate experienced significant repercussions due to intense rainfall and ensuing floods. Particularly, the IDP camps situated within the Governorate were severely affected. The Executive Unit for IDPs, operating through emergency operations rooms established in the impacted governorates due, has confirmed that 1,335 IDP households residing in the Maryamah, Madouda, Hosh Al-Adros, ...
Affected country: Kenya\n Glide: FL-2024-000045-KEN\n The last week of March marked the start of the long rains season (March to May) characterised by isolated heavy storms that caused heavy rainfall and flash floods in several parts of the country. At least 13 people have died, nearly 3,000 households displaced, over 339 livestock killed, and unknown acres of croplands lost due to flooding in the country, according to initial reports. Areas of particular concern include Marsabit, ...
Affected country: Bosnia and Herzegovina\n Glide: EP-2024-000050-BIH\n The outbreak of measles in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) began at the beginning of 2024. Initially, in January and February 2024, the highest number of cases were recorded in Bijeljina, Banja Luka, and the Tuzla Canton, specifically in the cities of Tuzla and Živinice. Subsequently, the number increased in the Sarajevo Canton, especially in mid March, where it is still on the rise. According to official data from ...
Affected country: United Republic of Tanzania\n Glide: FL-2024-000058-TZA\n Heavy rainfall continues to affect most of Tanzania (in particular Dodoma and Dar es Salaam city areas) since early April, causing floods, flash floods and triggering landslides that have resulted in casualties and widespread damage. Media report, as of 26 April, 155 fatalities, 236 injured people, more than 200,000 affected people and approximately 10,000 damaged and destroyed buildings (included many schools) across the country. In addition, several ...