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: Comoros\n Glide: EP-2024-000014-COM\n Following confirmed tests, the Comoros Ministry of Health declared a cholera epidemic on Friday, February 2, 2024, at 8 p.m. local time. A Cholera Treatment Center (CTC) has been activated in Samba to treat cholera cases (hospital on the outskirts of Moroni). This has been confirmed by the Dar Es Alam Laboratory and reaffirmed by the Comoros Ministry of Health. The spread of cholera is progressing steadily. The first locally ...
Affected country: Ecuador\n Glide: FL-2024-000015-ECU\n Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern and western Ecuador, in particular Esmeraldas, Manabí and Los Rios Provinces since 30 January, causing floods that have resulted in population displacement and damage.\nAccording to the WHO/PAHO, the Ecuadorian Government and media, as of 2 February, more than 3,100 people have been affected across Esmeraldas, Manabí and Los Rios Provinces. In addition, more than 800 damaged houses and over 200 assisted people by national ...
Affected country: Colombia\n Glide: DR-2024-000013-COL\n On 27 January 2024, by Decree No. 037, the Government of Colombia declared a National Disaster Situation for a period of 12 months, due to the impact of the \"El Niño\" phenomenon, which is a climate variability phenomenon that occurs every two to seven years due to the warming of the Pacific Ocean ... The National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD, by its initials in Spanish), through Circular 065 ...
Affected country: Lebanon\n Glide: CW-2024-000007-LBN\n Lebanon and the eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea are currently affected by a low depression accompanied by polar winds, leading\nto a noticeable drop in temperatures and unstable weather conditions since the start of the winter. From 24 to 29 January 2024, the Met\nServices released a statement about the escalation of the depression, accompanied by a mass cold wave forming Storm Daniella which led\nto snowfall with peak impact on 26 ...
Affected country: Chile\n Glide: WF-2024-000010-CHL\n Wildfires have been burning across parts of central Chile, particularly in the regions of Valparaíso, O’Higgins and Maule resulting in casualties and damage. According to the Chilean National Disaster Prevention and Response Service (SENAPRED), at least 112 people have died following the wildfires. The worst-hit area is Complejo las Tablas- Reserva Lago Peñuelas where at least 8,500 ha have burnt. In addition, media report 200 missing people in and around ...
Affected country: Marshall Islands\n Glide: SS-2024-000006-MHL\n On the night of 22 January 2024, a significant water and wave-related event occurred due to a potent winter storm system in the far northern Pacific. This event primarily impacted the Marshall Islands, particularly the Roi Namur Islet in the northern sector of Kwajalein Atoll, which is part of the US Military base. Notably, this incident involved weather-driven waves and inundation, distinct from a tsunami.\nThe powerful winds associated with ...
Affected country: Philippines\n Glide: LS-2024-000003-PHL\n Heavy rainfall continues to affect Mindanao Island, southern Philippines, triggering landslides, causing floods, and leading to casualties and damage. According to media, at least seven people died and ten others are still missing following a landslide that occurred in Davao de Oro Province, Davao Region, south-eastern Mindanao. In addition, the ASEAN Disaster Information Network reports more than 10,000 evacuated people in 37 evacuation centres and 218,400 affected people in the ...
Affected country: South Africa\n Glide: FL-2024-000008-ZAF\n On the 7th of January 2024 to date, storm surge resulted in flooding affected KwaZulu Natal and Free State province. Around 1,226 households, (6,418 people) were affected in Free State and KwaZulu Natal. Severe damages were also reported ... According to the reports by Government, 41 fatalities, which included 21 were from Ladysmith in Kwazulu Natal and the others in the Free State province. Four people are still missing ...
Affected country: Democratic Republic of the Congo\n Glide: FL-2024-000009-COD\n In the last few days, heavy rainfall has affected parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), particularly the eastern and southern areas, causing floods and triggering landslides that resulted in casualties and damage. According to media, as of 28 December, 60 fatalities have been reported, of whom 22 were in Kasai-Central Province, 20 in Bukavu City (South Kivu Province) and 20 in Burhinyi Village, ...
Affected country: Mongolia\n Glide: CW-2023-000262-MNG\n Mongolia is currently facing a severe Dzud. This slow-onset disaster is unique to Mongolia and results from summer droughts followed by heavy snowfalls and extreme cold, leading to insufficient grazing pastures and hence underfed animals resulting in increased livestock mortality. As of 30th December 2023, over 90{9caa361030a0459e4f025a5ec3dc89bf4c4afa86e3e39268deefa3cec34a53d0} of the country has been affected by extreme Dzud conditions, with 160 soums across 20 provinces being identified as high-risk areas. Over 258,000 ...