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: Kazakhstan\n Glide: FL-2024-000039-KAZ\n More than 13,000 people have been evacuated and more than 1,500 private houses have been flooded. There are 6,461 people in temporary accommodation centres, including 2,570 children. 53 settlements remain without transport communication. The floods are not yet past their peak and are expected to intensify and occur in several more regions. […] (IFRC, 1 Apr 2024)\nSevere flooding, mainly due to rapid snow melting caused by warm temperature, continues to ...
Affected country: Madagascar\n Glide: TC-2024-000042-MDG\n Tropical Cyclone (TC) Gamane made a landfall in Ampisikinana Commune, Sava Region and has brought heavy rains and floods, leaving 6 people dead, one missing, more than 2,560 displaced and more than 600 homes flooded or damaged in Sava, Analanjirofo and Diana regions, in the north and north-east, on 27 March, according to the National Office for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC) and Météo Madagascar. (OCHA, 28 Mar 2024)\nVery heavy ...
Affected country: Cuba\n Glide: FL-2024-000043-CUB\n On 23 March Cuba experienced intense rains and local thunderstorms that have swept through the entire western and central regions of the country before advancing towards the Eastern Region later that afternoon. The provinces most severely impacted thus far are Artemisa, Mayabeque, Matanzas, and Havana. Havana, in particular, has witnessed significant incidents of severe flooding, caused by the overflowing of the Luyano River. The torrential downpours have inflicted damage across ...
Affected country: Afghanistan\n Glide: CW-2024-000025-AFG\n On 3 March 2024, the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) under the auspices of the Vice President convened an Emergency Task Force Meeting in response to the heavy snowfall and extreme cold temperatures that affected several high-altitude provinces of Afghanistan during the first week of March. The event resulted in casualties, heavy losses of livestock, blocked roads, and disruption to economic activities among other challenges. According to public authorities, news ...
Affected country: Afghanistan\n Glide: FL-2024-000038-AFG\n Heavy rainfall across Afghanistan on 29 and 30 March has destroyed more than 1,500 acres of agricultural land and resulted in severe damage to over 540 homes, as well as other critical infrastructure across seven provinces, including six bridges and 450 km of road.\nBased on initial reports and assessments, the provinces where most damage has been reported are Faryab province in the Northern region, Nangarhar province in the Eastern region, ...
Affected country: Iraq\n Glide: FL-2024-000035-IRQ\n Flash floods caused by heavy rainfall swept through Iraq’s Dohuk governorate on Tuesday 19 March. As per the Civil Defense Directorate spokesperson, heavy rains caused water inundation across the city, leading to transportation disruptions, and raising concerns about potential floodings, as forecasted by the regional meteorology department. In addition, the mudslides rush down to the roads and Duhok city suffers severe floods. This is caused by the receiving of 80 ...
Affected country: Mozambique\n Glide: TC-2024-000032-MOZ\n The National Institute for Disaster Management (INGD) report that 48,116 people (8,533 households) were affected in the provinces of Gaza, Inhambane, Maputo and Sofala. Two deaths and 25 people injured have been reported. According to the information available, the most affected area is Maputo city with 25,455 people affected (2 percent of total population). Damage to infrastructure includes 8,000 houses partially/completely damaged, 146 schools (22,442 students) affected along with 51 ...
Affected country: Argentina\n Glide: FL-2024-000027-ARG\n In the early hours of 3 March the Capital Department of the Province of Corrientes experienced a deluge of intense and prolonged rainfall, totaling over 300 mm within a span of less than 12 hours. This event set a historical record for the city and resulted in significant impacts in the City of Corrientes, including flooded streets and numerous homes submerged. The flooding affected a vast majority of the community, ...
Affected country: Algeria\n Glide: FL-2024-000024-DZA\n On February 29th, 2024, the Wilaya of Jijel experienced significant flooding incidents due to the heavy rainfall, in two specific areas: the AADL residencies and Al Ansar Daira. These incidents exacerbated existing challenges caused by the said heavy rainfall, as well as the fact that the areas are situated next to a valley that increased the damage with the high level of waters, and weak infrastructure in the most affected ...
Affected country: Peru\n Glide: EP-2024-000023-PER\n The accumulation of water from the rains and the high temperatures creates a breeding ground for diseases like dengue fever. In fact, the rise of dengue among the population led the Ministry of Health to declare a Health Emergency on 28 February in 20 regions (Supreme Decree Nº004-2024-SA). As of February 24th, the number of cases reached 34,042, more than two times the number of cases in 2023 (+131.7{bbea01ecbbde56b8e0e5be4afafe46dfc416ade58fc20a2bb012f89819a414c0}). The ...