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: Bangladesh\n Glide: FL-2021-000097-BGD\n On 27 July, heavy monsoon rains in Cox’s Bazar led to slope failures and severe flooding in the Rohingya refugee camps. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department forecast approx. 570mm of accumulated rainfall between 27 – 30 July and issued warnings of heavy rain and risk of landslides. High sea tides continue to hamper rain water discharge through rivers. Volunteers are supporting the evacuation of those affected to safer shelters. Initial reports ...
Affected country: Kazakhstan\n Glide: DR-2021-000085-KAZ\n In the Republic of Kazakhstan, the heatwave that began in June 2021 in the Southern and Western regions of the country (Kyzylorda, Mangystau and Turkestan provinces) led to record temperatures up to 46.5℃ (recorded on 7 July) in the area with a baseline average of 28.3℃. \n\nThis has seriously affected the main livestock farms. According to the local meteorological service \"Kazhydromet\", the influx of hot and dry air masses from ...
Affected country: Myanmar\n Glide: FL-2021-000095-MMR\n Widespread floods in southern Myanmar (particularly the States of Kayin and Mon and Tanintharyi Region) since 22 July, has led to casualties and damage. According to media reports, 100 people were evacuated in Kayin State and 3,000 people affected. (ECHO, 28 Jul 2021)\n\nInitial reports indicated that some 3,000 people have reportedly been affected, with 100 households evacuated from their homes in Hlaingbwe Township in Kayin State. In addition, more than ...
Affected country: Panama\n Glide: FL-2021-000096-PAN\n Since 23 July 2021, heavy rains have been reported in several provinces of Panama, causing severe flooding, especially in the Province of Bocas del Toro (Changuinola; Almirante and Chiriquí Grande), Chiriquí, and NabeBuglé. According to preliminary data from the National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC)2 , 35 communities have been affected. Approximately 5,435 homes have been directly affected, 27,189 people affected, one person dead, and 858 people in collective centers.\n\nAll rivers ...
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: Costa Rica\n Glide: FL-2021-000092-CRI\n Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern and eastern Costa Rica (particularly Heredia, Cartago, and Limon Provinces) since 22 July, causing river overflow (in particular Siquirres, and Sarapiquí Rivers) and triggering floods. Media report, as of 27 July, 2 fatalities, 2 missing and 3,268 people evacuated to 57 emergency shelters across Sarapiquí Canton (Heredia Province), Jiménez Canton (Cartago Province), and Siquirres Canton (Limon Province). More heavy and locally very heavy ...
Affected country: Philippines\n Glide: FL-2021-000091-PHL\n Heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms have been affecting Mindanao Island (particularly the Davao Region) since 8 July, causing floods that have resulted in evacuations and damage. The ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) reports, as of 12 July, 605 evacuated people across three evacuation centres, around 22,550 affected people and three damaged bridges in the Region, in particular across the Davao City area. (ECHO, 12 Jul 2021)\n\nA flash flood occurred ...
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: India\n Glide: FL-2021-000093-IND\n Widespread floods triggered by heavy rain have been affecting most parts of Assam State (northeastern India) over the past few days, resulting in casualties and damage. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 7,587 people have been affected in 96 villages across the Districts of Bongaigaon, Dhemaji and Dibrugarh. At least bridges 13 roads and five bridges have been damaged. For the next 24 hours, heavy rain is forecast ...
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 ...