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 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: 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 ...
Affected country: Tajikistan\n Glide: FL-2021-000055-TJK\n The torrential rains of 7 – 12 May 2021 triggered floods, landslides and mudflows in many of the country’s districts. The largest number of losses and destructions are faced by districts and cities of Khatlon province. Disasters affected following cities and districts: Kulob city and districts of Vakhsh, Jomi, Vose, Shamsiddini Shohin, Yovon, Dusti, Muminobod, Qushoniyon, Dangara and Khuroson. Assessment of the damage is on-going by the authorities. Up to ...
Affected country: Somalia\n Glide: FL-2021-000051-SOM\n Heavy Gu season rains have hit various parts of the country over the last week, triggering flash floods and inundating vast swathes of land, but the short-term forecast suggests the heavy rainfall will begin to subside from mid-May onward. Reports indicate that at least 25 people have been killed due to the heavy rains including nine children who died after their house flooded in Banadir on 7 May, and four ...
Affected country: Afghanistan\n Glide: FL-2021-000050-AFG\n Heavy rain has been affecting several provinces of Afghanistan, particularly Herat, since 2 May, causing flash floods and floods, and resulting in casualties and damage. The most affected provinces are Herat, Ghor, Maidan Wardak, Baghlan, Samangan, Khost, Bamyan, Daikundi and Badakhshan. According to media reports, at least 25 people have died, hundreds have been displaced and more than 150 houses were destroyed in Herat province. For the next 24 hours ...
Affected country: Rwanda\n Glide: FL-2021-000049-RWA\n From 28 April to 2nd May 2021, extensive flooding and mudslides were reported in Burera District due to waterflows and rocks from the volcanoes. The effects of rains and windstorm has also been observed in other districts including Gicumbi and Kayonza Districts as of 30 April 2021. This has led to extensive destruction of houses, crops, latrines, death of livestock, destruction of the roads, and loss of households’ materials and ...
Affected countries: Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles, United Republic of Tanzania\n Glide: TC-2021-000036-TZA\n A new Tropical Cyclone named Jobo, formed over the south-western Indian Ocean, is moving west-northwest towards the eastern coast of Tanzania. On 21 April at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 260 km north of Antisiranana City (northern Madagascar) and 250 km east of Assumption Island (southern Seychelles) with maximum sustained wind of 83 km/h (tropical storm). (ECHO, 21 Apr 2021)\n\nThe passage of ...