The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Public Health in Disasters (EMMPHID) 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 Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters of the Université catholique de Louvain 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 thirteen associated universities and institutions around the world.


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GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000016-PHL\nDisaster type: Earthquake\nAffected countries: Philippines\nAt 10:03 p.m. on 10 February 2017, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake with a depth of ten kilometres and an epicenter located near Surigao City caused loss of lives and damage to properties in the Caraga region, particularly in Surigao del Norte province. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported no tsunami threat but they predict aftershocks will continue for several weeks. A Red Alert status has been raised by ...
GLIDE number: AV-2017-000013-AFG\nDisaster type: Cold Wave, Snow Avalanche\nAffected countries: Afghanistan\nOn 25 January, heavy snowfall and freezing weather has killed 27 children in a remote district of northern Afghanistan. (RFE, 26 Jan 2017) \n\nAn avalanche on 05 February 2017 at 0100 hours claimed at least 57 lives in Afsay Village, Barg-e-Matal District (Nuristan Province), with at least 33 injured. Search and rescue teams are on-site and the death toll may rise. - At least 87 houses ...
GLIDE number: CL-2017-000011-DZA\nDisaster type: Cold Wave\nAffected countries: Algeria\nAlgeria has been suffering from a cold wave that began on 16 January 2017. The falling snow and cold weather in Algeria has affected the Eastern, Central and the high plateau regions. The snow has cut off numerous communities and villages, particularly in the mountainous areas, causing losses to livelihoods due to isolation, power cuts and material damages to the residents of these areas. Dwellings have been damaged ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000010-PHL\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Philippines\nAs of 20 January, over 63,000 people remain displaced due to flash floods in northern Mindanao and the Visayas from 16 January, with an estimated 48,000 people inside 115 evacuation centres. (OCHA, 23 Jan 2017)\n\nAccording to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the combined effects of the rains that have lashed starting mid-January resulted in at least nine deaths, injured 10 people, damaged homes and swept ...
GLIDE number: CW-2017-000008- MAR\nDisaster type: Cold Wave\nAffected countries: Morocco\nFrom mid-January, a cold wave has moved across Morocco affecting most cities. Temperatures have fallen rapidly, reach as low as -13 degrees Celsius in high altitude areas, and between -2 and 0 degrees Celsius in the interior of the country. Regions in the east, north and south have been particularly affected. These low temperatures were due to a mass flow of polar air from the Arctic to ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000017-PAK\nDisaster type: Cold Wave, Flood, Severe Local Storm, Snow Avalanche\nAffected countries: Pakistan\nContinuous heavy rains and record-breaking snow fall have caused widespread flooding across three districts in Balochistan, from 17 to 22 January 2017. The government declared an emergency in the most impacted districts and demanded assistance for roughly 60,000 affected people in the province. On 30 January, the government made an official request to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, asking for support for ...
GLIDE number: IN-2017-000019-ZMB\nDisaster type: Insect Infestation\nAffected countries: Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe\nReports from the Zambia Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit indicate that as of 9 January 2017, close to 130,000 ha planted to maize had been affected by a severe outbreak of the Fall Armyworm, which is new to the southern African region. Of the affected area, over 68,000 ha may require re-planting. Government efforts to control the outbreak are underway...With 94% of the ...
GLIDE number: CW-2017-000005-BLR\nDisaster type: Cold Wave\nAffected countries: Belarus\nA sharp cold snap (Cyclone Axel) hit Belarus on 5 January 2017, with heavy snowfalls accompanied by frost and strong winds. Temperatures dropped down to 25‐29 degrees Celsius below zero, and in some places even to minus 31‐34 Celsius degrees. The country's meteorological service issued an orange weather warning. Invasion of cold arctic air masses from the north of European Russia followed on 6 January.\n\nMany Belarusian citizens, especially ...
GLIDE number: CW-2017-000007-MKD\nDisaster type: Cold Wave\nAffected countries: the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia\nIn the afternoon of 5 January 2016, the western and north-eastern parts of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia were hit by a heavy snowstorm. In the evening, the temperatures decreased to 25 Celsius degrees below zero. The mountain passes through Gostivar, Kicevo, Kriva Palanka – Kustendil put a ban on the movement of heavy vehicles, while motor vehicles were moving in difficult ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000012-MOZ\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe\nSince the beginning of January 2017, heavy seasonal rainfall has been affecting Southern Africa.\n\nIn Mozambique, 44 people have died and 79,000 have been affected mainly in the central and southern provinces in January. The Mozambican authorities issued an orange alert for the provinces of Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane and Nampula, yet areas of Tete and Sofala provinces have also been affected. The orange alert ...