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: Lebanon\n Glide: OT-2020-000177-LBN\n On 4 August, a warehouse at the Beirut Port exploded, causing widespread casualties and material damage. National and international search and rescue teams and disaster management experts have been dispatched to support ongoing emergency efforts. Initial reports indicate more than 135 people were killed, and an additional 5,000 people were injured. Scores more remain missing. Widespread structural damage was reported at the port and surrounding commercial and residential neighborhoods. Multiple ...
Affected country: Sudan\n Glide: FL-2020-000176-SDN\n Heavy rains in Sudan have intensified over the past week, causing flooding, destruction of infrastructure, houses and livelihoods, and leading to displacement in multiple locations across the country. Khartoum, Blue Nile and River Nile are amongst the most affected states. Floods have also led to damages and affected people in other regions, including El Gezira, West Kordofan and South Darfur. In the Blue Nile State, the state with highest number ...
Affected country: Myanmar\n Glide: FL-2020-000172-MMR\n Floods have affected at least 14 IDP sites and townships in Rakhine State since 17 June. According to Camp Management Committees, rising waters have submerged shelter and latrines in Taung Paw IDP camp in Myebon Township, and Kyauk Ta Lone camp in Kyaukpyu Township. Both camps together host around 4,000 IDPs. Floods have also affected the Rat Chaung camp in Myebon Township hosting some 400 IDPs and Mya Ta Zaung ...
Affected country: Nepal\n Glide: FL-2020-000165-NPL\n On 3-4 July, heavy rain triggered several landslides across central and western Nepal, resulting in at least 8 fatalities and extensive damage. On 3 July, a landslide occurred in Gulmi District (Province No. 5) killing 2 people and leaving 3 others missing. In addition, 3 people were injured, and 48 families have been displaced after several landslides occurred in Gulmi. On 4 July, a landslide event in Bajhang (Sudurpashchim Pradesh ...
Affected country: Bangladesh\n Glide: FL-2020-000161-BGD\n Monsoon rainfall and onrush of water from hilly areas upstream have inundated districts in the northern and eastern areas of Bangladesh, causing extensive damage. Thousands of people in 7 districts of the country are marooned or displaced, and their homes flooded. Media report over 164,000 people marooned across Jamalpur District and Rangpur Division. On 30 June, the river water levels were above danger in 14 locations across the country. International ...
Affected country: India\n Glide: FL-2020-000164-IND\n Continuous monsoon rainfall has been affecting several parts of India, leading to an increasing number of fatalities and damage. The Ministry of Home Affairs Disaster Management Division (NDMI), reported 183 fatalities across four States (Assam, Kerala, West Bengal and Karnataka), 10 injuries in Kerala and three missing people in West Bengal. More than 59,000 people have been evacuated to 302 relief camps, approximately 1,400,000 people affected, and more than 9,000 ...
Affected country: Serbia\n Glide: FF-2020-000158-SRB\n For two weeks before the date of the disaster, which occurred on 22-24 June, the Republic of Serbia was affected by heavy rainfalls. The most affected areas are Kolubarski, Moravicki, Raski, Zlatiborski, Rasinski, Toplicki, Jablanicki, and Pomoravski districts. 8 municipalities and cities reported on 22 June that were affected by heavy rain that caused flash floods and floods. It was reported that the municipalities of Osecina, Ljubovija, and Lucani are ...
Affected country: Ukraine\n Glide: FF-2020-000156-UKR\n Widespread floods triggered by heavy rain affected the western oblasts of the country (particularly Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Zakarpattya, and Lviv) on 22-24 June, resulting in fatalities and damage.\nAccording to media reports, 3 people have died in Verkhovyna District (Ivano-Frankivsk) and 800 people have been evacuated. At least 5,000 houses have been flooded in 187 villages across many Districts, roads and bridges damaged. (ECHO, 25 June 2020)\n\nSince 22 June western regions of ...
Affected country: Bosnia and Herzegovina\n Glide: FF-2020-000153-BIH\n On 22 June, heavy rainfalls have caused rivers and creeks in North-eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina to swell and flood houses and roads along their banks, forcing many to fear for their lives and properties. The most critical situation is in Tuzla Canton where traffic has been stopped on the main road connecting the city of Tuzla with Sarajevo to the south and Orašje to the north ...
Affected country: Côte d'Ivoire\n Glide: FL-2020-000154-CIV\n Heavy rain has been affecting southern Côte d\'Ivoire (particularly the area of the capital Abidjan) over the past 48 hours, triggering floods and landslides and leading to casualties and damage. Media report, as of 17 June, one fatality, several injured people, and a number of damaged buildings across the capital. (ECHO 17 Jun 2020)\n\nFlash floods triggered by torrential rain occurred on 25 June in Abidjan Department (eastern coast of ...