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Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 5th - 11th September 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 5th - 11th September 2020

 

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 5th - 11th September 2020

 

 

 

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 11th September

 

RESPONSE TO COVID-19 IN THE EUROPEAN REGION Joint statement - Towards a consensus on safe schooling in the WHO European Region during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Algeria

 

ECHO Daily report: Algeria Floods - 9th September

 

Bangladesh

 

Death toll from Bangladesh mosque AC explosion rises to 27

 

10 dead, 12 missing as boat capsizes on Gumai river in Bangladesh's Netrokona district

 

Greece

 

Moria migrants: Fire destroys Greek camp leaving 13,000 without shelter

 

India

 

Lightning kills a dozen people across Jharkhand

 

Japan

 

Typhoon Haishen hammers southern Japan with high winds and power outages

 

Lebanon

 

Large fire erupts in Beirut port area, a month after massive blast

 

Pakistan

 

Marble quarry collapse in remote Pakistan kills at least 17

 

Widespread floods affect 2.5 million people, over 1 million acres of crops in Sindh, Pakistan

 

Senegal

 

Senegal's capital Dakar gets year's worth of rain in 1 night

 

South Korea

 

Typhoon Haishen batters South Korea after slamming Japan

 

Spain

 

Emergency services called to 28 incidents in Majorca

 

Sudan

 

Sudan declares 3-month state of emergency over deadly floods

 

United Kingdom

 

Hoo fire: 'Huge explosion' as fire rages at industrial unit

 

Winchester school bus bridge crash leaves children injured

 

Newcastle University students' data held to ransom by cyber criminals

 

United States of America

 

Creek Fire: Helicopters rescue dozens of trapped California campers

 

NASA Downslope Winds Fan Western Fires

 

2 million acres burned by wildfires in California, surpassing all-time record set in 2018

 

500 000 forced to evacuate as massive wildfires rage through Oregon, U.S.

 

Strong winds hit Utah, sparking power outages and school closures

 

Significantly colder temperatures are setting the stage for the first heavy snow of the 2020 - 2021 winter season, U.S.

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

Online training: UNDRR Webinar - Risk Informed Investment For Macro-Economic Financial Stability - 15th September 14:00 CET

 

Webinar: United Nations Information Session: 2020 UN World Data Forum - 17th September 09:00 - 10:15 AM EDT

 

Webinar: Protecting our most vulnerable: Disaster impact assessment for the Rohingya refugee community - 17th September 12:30 PM Auckland, Wellington

 

Torrens Resilience Institute, Australia: Toolkit for Assessing Disaster Resilience for Aged Care Facilities June 2020

 

Torrens Resilience Institute, Australia: Guidance for the Selection of Generators for Aged Care Homes

 

European wildfire danger and vulnerability under a changing climate: towards integrating risk dimensions

 

Burkina Faso: '0.5M children face acute malnutrition'

 

 

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 29th August - 4th September 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 29th August - 4th September 2020 2020

 

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 29th August - 4th September

 

 

Coronavirus

 

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 4th September

 

Global coronavirus cases exceed 25 million

 

India leads global rise in new weekly COVID-19 cases, while deaths down: WHO

 

 

Afghanistan

 

At least 190 dead, 4 000 houses damaged or destroyed as devastating floods hit Parwan, Afghanistan

 

Bangladesh

 

Severe flood death toll at 251, more than 5 million affected and wide swaths of crops lost, Bangladesh

 

Central America

 

Nana becomes a hurricane, to make landfall along Belize coast, says U.S. NHC

 

Chad

 

Chikungunya outbreak reported in Chad, 6,000 cases reported in 2 weeks

 

Chad - Flash floods - ECHO Daily Flash 3rd September 2020

 

Chile

 

Powerful earthquake hits off northern Chile, causes damage

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

 

DRC Ebola outbreak continues to show rising case numbers

 

France

 

Thousands trapped on trains in France for up to 24 hours after 'major' electrical failure

 

Greece

 

Wildfires ravage parts of Greece, Spain and Italy - forcing thousands to evacuate their homes

 

India

 

Mumbai: Four-storey building collapses in Nalasopara, five families escape unhurt

 

Madhya Pradesh: IAF called in as floods worsen, over 7000 evacuated

 

Iran

 

Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

 

Italy

 

Severe storms with giant hail and tornadoes hit northern Italy, leaving at least 4 people dead

 

Hurricane-force winds fuel wildfire, topple tree in Italy, killing 2 kids

 

Japan

 

More than 40 crew missing after cattle ship capsizes in storm off Japan

 

Mexico

 

Rains, flooding isolates 30 communities in Jalisco

 

Nepal

 

11 bodies recovered from flood and landslides site in Baglung

 

Norway

 

Coronavirus: Norway bunker partygoers poisoned by carbon monoxide

 

Pakistan

 

Flash floods kills nine in Balohistan; 142 houses destroyed

 

South Korea

 

At least one person killed as Typhoon Maysak hits waterlogged Koreas

 

ECHO Daily Map of 2 September 2020 on the East Asia - Tropical Cyclone Activity

 

Spain

 

Violent storm hits Mallorca with large hail, damaging tornado, Spain

 

Wildfire rages in southern Spain forcing over 3,000 people to evacuate 

 

Thailand

 

Thailand dengue cases top 50,000 this year

 

United States of America

 

Hurricane Laura: 400,000 without power in Louisiana

 

Flooding, Blackouts in the Wake of Laura

 

ECHO Daily Map of 1 September 2020 - California wildfires

 

Other items of interest:

 

Webinar: IIED and ICCCAD: Loss and damage - research, policy and lived experience in least developed countries - 8th September 2020 11:00 - 12:30 BST

 

World Economic Forum: The future of nature and business

 

Brazil Amazon fires likely worst in 10 years, August data incomplete, government researcher says

 

Zombie fires spark record Arctic CO2 emissions

 

National laws for enhancing flood resilience in the context of climate change: potential and shortcomings

 

India: Dams and embankments worsen floods in Assam

 

Mainstreaming Gender within Local Government Climate and Disaster Risk Assessments A Review of Methodology and Practice in the Philippines

 

US Jumping worm is the latest invasive species to be on the lookout for

 

Zimbabwe suspects elephants died from bacterial infection

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 22nd - 28th August 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 22nd - 28th August 2020

 

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 22nd - 28thAugust 2020

 

Coronavirus

 

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 28th August

 

India coronavirus: Covid strikes remote Greater Andamanese tribe

 

 

Afghanistan

 

Deadly flash floods kill dozens, damage homes

 

Argentina

 

More than 100 000 livestock animals perish as intense snowstorms hit Patagonia, 70 percent of flock at risk

 

Australia

 

Melbourne storm: Three killed as winds cause widespread damage

 

Caribbean

 

Storms Marco and Laura plough through Caribbean, killing 12

 

Emergency Response Coordination Centre - The Caribbean, USA / tropical Cyclone Activity

 

Chad

 

Severe flooding leaves 1 500 people homeless and 3 dead in N'Djamena, Chad

 

India

 

Child rescued from India building collapse after 18 hours

 

Italy

 

Devastating storm causes millions worth of damage, prompts state of emergency in northern Italy

 

Japan

 

Scorching Japan heat wave poses challenge to virus-hit medical system

 

Mexico

 

Tropical storm Genevieve kills two people in western Mexico

 

Tropical Storm Laura formed in the Atlantic, while Marco, a second potential hurricane, moved toward the Gulf of Mexico

 

New Zealand

 

NZ takes action over stock market cyber attacks

 

North Korea

 

Typhoon "Bavi" makes landfall over North Pyongan Province, North Korea

 

Pakistan

 

Two dams in Karachi overflow, at least 7 killed in weather-related incidents, Pakistan

 

Karachi floods turn roads into rivers

 

Papua New Guinea

 

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits New Britain region, Papua New Guinea

 

Thailand

 

40 000 people affected, 4 000 houses damaged as heavy monsoon rains hit wide swaths of northern Thailand

 

Uganda

 

Uganda lightning strike kills 10 children playing football in Arua

 

United Kingdom

 

Storm Francis: Dozens evacuated after flooding

 

Storm Francis brings flood, damaging rainfall and record-breaking winds to UK and Ireland

 

Llangennech diesel train catches fire after derailing

 

Llangennech train fire: Up to 1,000 tonnes of oil in derailed wagons

 

Broxburn flooding: People rescued as homes in West Lothian flooded

 

United States of America

 

California wildfires: 'Hotter and faste' than previous years

 

Jacob Blake: Two shot dead in third night of Wisconsin unrest

 

Laura Makes Landfall

 

Hurricane Laura slams Louisiana and Texas

 

 

Other items of interest:

Webinars UK Alliance for Disaster Research 10th and 11th September 2020 includes  Co-producing impact: lessons learnt from small and large projects; Taking an intersectional approach to disaster risk reduction and response: Issues in policy and practice and Towards a green and resilient COVID recovery: the role of disaster researchers

Electric fans: A potential stay-at-home cooling strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic this summer

Scotland The Rest and Be Thankful: An infamous road through 'a mountain in torment'

Lake Michigan shore communities have Indiana's highest smog levels, data shows

The Biblical Flood That Will Drown California

 

'A momentous milestone': Africa now free from wild polio virus

 

Public Health England Improving access to greenspace - A new review for 2020

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 15th - 21st August 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 15th - 21st August 2020

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 21 August

 

Australia

Young people want better disaster education after Black Summer fires

Bangladesh

Death toll from floods in Bangladesh rises to 217

Canada

16 wildfires started on Vancouver Island after Sunday's lightning storm

China

Sichuan hit by biggest flood in 70 years, Three Gorges downstream

China evacuates 100,000 as floods threaten heritage site

Ireland

Storm Ellen: Cork braced for floods as crews work to restore power across country 

India

With Godavari in spate 200 villages in Andhra Pradesh reel in flood

The civilian heroes of India's plane crash tragedy

Nine killed in fire at Srisailam hydel power station in Telangana, exit route was choked

Indonesia

2 strong earthquakes shake western Indonesia; no tsunami

Japan

Japan's heat wave continues, as temperatures equal highest record

Mauritius

Mauritius ecological disaster worsens as wrecked ship breaks up

Pakistan

13 die, dozens injured as vehicles plunge in ravines

Pakistan: Monsoon Floods - Information Bulletin

Philippines

One dead, dozens injured as strong quake hits central Philippines

South America

'Very intense' Antarctic air to bring historic cold and snow across wide swaths of South America

Sudan

Sudan: Dozens dead, thousands of homes destroyed by floods

Thailand

Flash flooding inundates more province

United Kingdom

UK weather: winds of more than 70mph expected as Storm Ellen arrives

United States of America

50,000 gallons of sewage spill into Oakland-Alameda waters after power failure

Thermometer in Death Valley, California shows highest global temperature in over 100 years

States urging residents to be on the lookout for destructive invasive species

Smoke from wildfires chokes Bay Area as ozone smog threatens Southern California

 

Other items of interest

UK Government creates new National Institute for Health Protection

Call for research proposals: Health emergency and disaster risk management (Health EDRM) in the context of COVID-19 - deadline 11 September 2020

Call for contributing papers: The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 - deadline 4 September 2020

Data for Policy 2020 5th International Conference 15-17th September 2020 - deadline 4 September 2020

Greenland's ice has melted beyond return, study suggests

Unmasking the impact of COVID-19 on Asia's most vulnerable children

The effect of air pollution on deaths, disease burden, and life expectancy across China and its provinces, 1990-2017: an analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017

Amount of plastic in the Atlantic Ocean has been 'massively underestimated'

Roundtable: How Indigenous communities respond to disasters

Climate-Resilient Trade and Production: The Transboundary Effects of Climate Change and Their Implications for EU Member States

How can UN help prevent another Beirut disaster?

A digital revolution fighting infectious diseases

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 8th-14th August 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 8th - 14th August 2020

 

Coronavirus

 

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 13 August

 

Coronavirus: Global cases surpass 20 million, but experts believe real figure is higher

 

Australia

 

New South Wales hit by strong winds and worst flood in 29 years, Australia

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

 

Ebola and measles outbreaks in DRC

 

Europe

 

Europe swelters under a heatwave complicated by Covid-19 restrictions

 

What Europe's cities are doing to handle heatwaves

 

France

 

Drier than the Sahara: heatwave fans fire risk for French farmers

 

Greece

 

State of emergency declared in storm-ravaged areas

 

India

 

Flash floods, landslides and swelling rivers: Heavy rainfall batters Uttarakhand

 

Indonesia 

 

Public warned of more eruptions as Mt. Sinabung spews ash 5,000 meters high

 

Italy

 

Italian valley evacuated as cathedral -sized glacier slips

 

Mauritius

 

Mauritius oil spill: Almost all fuel oil pumped out of MV Wakashio

 

Nepal

 

Rescuers retrieve five bodies from Sindhupalchok landslide site, 38 still missing

 

Pakistan

 

Almost 50 people killed after 3 days of heavy monsoon rains across Pakistan

 

Paraguay

 

Paraguay reports most dengue cases in it's history, COVID-19 pandemic has complicated the situation

 

Peru

 

Peru reports big increase in dengue fever in the time of COVID-19

 

South Korea

 

South Korea: At least 30 dead in landslides and floods as monsoon nears all-time record

 

Trinidad and Tobago

 

Damaging floods and landslides hit Trinidad and Tobago after two weeks' worth of rain in just 9 hours

 

United Kingdom

 

UK heatwave: Thunderstorms and flash floods after scorching heat

 

Torrential rain and thunderstorms bring flooding and disruption

 

Three dead after passenger train derails near Stonehaven

 

United States of America

 

Derecho winds tear through U.S. farmland, leave 500,000-plus without power

 

California wildfire burns 10,000 acres in 3 hours, hundreds of homes evacuated

 

Missing monsoon leading to prolonged heat waves, drought in Southwest US

 

Yemen

 

At least 172 killed in Yemen flash floods this month

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

Webinar: United Nations Climate Change: The Climate Legislation Webinar Series - 17 September

 

Webinar: UNDRR GETI Online Training Workshop: Advancing Government Innovation and Leveraging Frontier Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction and Building Resilience - 18 August - 22 September

 

International report confirms 2019 was among three warmest years on record

 

Access to age-assistive technology: A resilience building measure for older people

 

Sierra Leone: Climate, disaster, and crisis financing for shock-responsive safety nets

 

Nature-based solutions for adapting to water-related climate risks

 

Engaging stakeholders in pre-event recovery planning: Using a recovery capitals framework

 

Community-level interventions for improving access to food in low and middle-income countries (Review)

 

Last decade was Earth's hottest on record, exposing grim reality of climate change

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 1st - 7th August 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 1st - 7th August 2020

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 6 August

Coronavirus: Mexico's death toll becomes world's third highest

 

 

Australia

Cold front brings snow to Tasmania as weather alert issued for damaging winds

 

Canada

Isaias moves into Canada after lashing much of Eastern U.S. and leaving at least 12 people dead

 

China

Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in east China's Zhejiang

Typhoon "Hagupit" slams into China's Zhejiang

 

Europe

Heat wave in Europe sets temperature records in Spain; London sees UK's third hottest day

 

India

250 tribal families evacuated following heavy rains in the Nilgiris

More than 5.6 million affected, 109 killed and 260 000 ha (640 000 acres) of crop area destroyed by floods in Assam, India

Major landslide hits Kerala, leaving at least 15 people dead and more than 50 missing, India

 

Indonesia

Dengue fever outbreak hits Indonesia, 16 099 cases and 100 fatalities reported

 

Lebanon

Lebanon: Beirut Port Explosions Situation Report No. 1

Beirut explosion: Before-and-after images

Anger grows after deadly Beirut Explosion

 

Myanmar

Jade mine landslide kills more than 170 people, Myanmar 

 

Philippines

6.4-magnitude earthquake jolts Maguindanao province in southern Philippines

 

Spain

Firefighters, troops battle forest fire outside Madrid

 

Singapore

Dengue fever record set in Singapore

Singapore dengue outbreak: More than 16K cases, 5 consecutive weeks of more than 1000

 

Somalia

Thousands more displaced by riverine floods in southern areas of Somalia

 

South Korea

Hundreds of Koreans flee as floods trigger landslides, sweep away cars

China, Korean Peninsula - Tropical Cyclone HAGUPIT update (GDACS, JTWC, DG ECHO, JMA, Floodlist, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 05 August 2020)

 

Sudan

Deadly flash floods hit Sudan, damaging or destroying more than 2 300 homes

Flooding, Landslides Devastate Much of Sudan; At Least 10 Killed, Thousands Displaced

 

Thailand

Flash floods kill two in Thailand, storm heads for Myanmar

 

United States of America

Hurricane Isaias lashes Carolinas amid warnings of life-threatening surges

Apple wildfire: thousands ordered to evacuate as southern California blaze grows

 

Vietnam

Tropical Storm Sinlaku, Viet Nam - 02 Aug 2020

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

Webinar UNDRR GETI Online Training Workshop: Advancing Government Innovation and Leveraging Frontier Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction and Building Resilience - 18 August

 

UNDRR European Science and Technology Group (E-STAG) thematic paper of fire risk

 

Drought and the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta, 2012-2016: Environmental review and lessons

 

Streamflow prediction for flood warning and satellite-based inundation mapping for the HKH region

 

Two-thirds of glacier ice in the Himalayas will be lost by 2100 if climate targets aren't met

 

On the frontlines: Climate change threatens the health of America's workers

 

Evidence Aid Coronavirus (COVID-19) week 17 update

 

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 29th June - 5th July

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 25th - 31st July 2020

 

UNDRR Sendai Hazards Report Launched

International Science Council Hazard Definition & Classification Review: Technical Review

Launch of scientific and technical report on the definition of hazards 27 July 2020

HAZARD DEFINITION & CLASSIFICATION REVIEW TECHNICAL REPORT

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 ("the Sendai Framework") was one of three landmark agreements adopted by the United Nations in 2015. The other two being the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The UNDRR/ISC Sendai Hazard Definition and Classification Review Technical Report supports all three by providing a common set of hazard definitions for monitoring and reviewing implementation which calls for "data revolution, rigorous accountability mechanisms and renewed global partnerships".

 

Coronavirus

 

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID - 19) Situational Report - 31 July 2020

 

Economies slump as coronavirus cases reach 17 million globally

 

Australia

 

Flooding, wind and torrential rain wreak havoc on Australia's east coast

 

Calls to declare Wamberal Beach erosion a natural disaster

Bahamas

 

Bahamas braces for Hurricane Isaias

 

Bangladesh

 

A Quarter of Bangladesh Is Flooded. Millions Have Lost Everything

Brazil

 

Dengue cases up 200% in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

 

Canada

 

Quebec's extreme weather continues with flash flood and three tornadoes this week alone

 

Croatia

 

Firefighters Respond to 41 Emergency Calls as Hail Storm Hits Zagreb

 

Europe

 

Heatwave adds to health alert as Europe masks up to prevent COVID

 

France

 

Soaring temperatures bring on wildfire in France

 

India

 

Assam Floods: Over 120 Dead, 26.38 Lakh People Affected In 27 Districts

 

Japan

 

Nearly 2500 people evacuate as record rainfall hits northern Japan, triggering floods and landslides

 

Mexico

 

Mexico flooding: Tropical depression Hanna drenches north

 

Nigeria

 

Flood in Abuja: Gwagwalada, Suleja flood kill pipo, sweep houses afta heavy rain fall for parts of Nigeria capital city

 

Portugal

 

Portugal declares state of alert over wildfires

 

South Korea

 

Deadly floods hit South Korea's central and southern regions

 

United States of America

 

Hurricane Hanna: Flood threat remains despite weakening

 

Dam Fire Burns 240 Acres In Angeles National Forest Area North Of Azusa

 

Other items of interest:

Webinar: North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones - do catastrophe models sufficiently represent "the storms of the future"? - 6 August

Europe | Forest Fires 1 January - 21 July 2020

Call for contributing papers: The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022

 

WHO: Strengthening preparedness for COVID-19 in cities and urban settings: interim guidance for local authorities

 

WHO: Practical actions in cities to strengthen preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

 

Cambodia: Flood risk for 1 million in Phnom Penh as wetlands destroyed

 

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 18th - 24th July 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 18th - 24th July 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

WHO COVID-19 Situation Report - 23 July

Global COVID-19 cases now total over 15 million

Coronavirus: WHO reports record single-day global increase in cases

 

Bangladesh

Millions of Bangladeshis affected as flood crisis deepens

Cambodia

Mysterious outbreak that put 168 in hospital identified as chikungunya

China

At least 141 dead or missing, millions evacuated in China floods

China blows up dam as death toll from flooding continues to rise

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Landslide in DRC leaves at least 8 people dead

Western DRC Ebola cases now up to 60

Greece

Forest fire rages in Greece's Peloponnese for second day

India

Over 140,000 displaced as floods continue in Assam

Severe thunderstorm kills 3 in Jammu and Kashmir, causes major damage and power outage in north India

Death toll in landslide rises to 10

Indonesia

More Fatalities After Floods and Landslides in West Papua and Southeast Sulawesi

Italy

Sardinia sees worst locust attack in 70 years

Extreme, record rains lead to deadly floods and massive disruption in Sicily

Stromboli Volcano Suddenly Explodes Again Without Warning

Iran

Heavy rain and flooding continues across Iran

Mexico

Powerful explosion at Popocatepetl, heavy ash to 7.3 km

Mongolia

Flash floods cause deaths and widespread damage

Nepal

Huge landslide sweeps away at least 19 houses in Lamjung

Over 60 dead, 41 missing in floods, landslides

New Zealand

Floods and Landslides in Northland After Storm Dumps 250mm of Rain

Pakistan

20 killed in rain-related incidents in Pakistan's Punjab province

Russia

Massive wildfires in Siberia fueled by record heat

Singapore

3 more people die as dengue outbreak worsens in Singapore

Somalia

Some 37,000 people affected by flash floods in Somalia

United States of America

Northern California wildfires burn 23,000 acres, prompting evacuations

40 Of Colorado's 64 Counties Are In Severe To Extreme Drought

Alaska earthquake: Tsunami warning issued after 7.8-magnitude tremor hits

Vietnam

Floods, landslides kill five in northern Vietnam

 

Other items of interest:

Virtual Launch: UNDRR & ISC - Understanding hazards: launch of new scientific report on hazards definition for the Sendai Framework - Wednesday 29 July

Webinar: UN-Habitat - Health and Equity through Multi-Level Governance - Monday 27 July

IUCN Standard to boost impact of nature-based solutions to global challenges

Strengthening the global effort on COVID-19 research through joint principles for funding global research in epidemics and pandemics

Working with informality for more resilient, equitable responses to COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 on acute food insecurity across crisis-affected countries

When COVID19 and natural hazards collide: Building resilient infrastructure in South Asia in the face of multiple crises

Earth faces plastic pollution disaster

The mediating effect of community leadership on community resilience elements and community preparedness

Participatory mapping 2.0: new ways for children's participation in disaster risk reduction

Arctic Region | Overview of Wildfires January to July 2020

  

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 11th - 17th July 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 11th - 17th July 2020

Coronavirus

WHO COVID -19 Situational Report - 16 July

Coronavirus global report: restrictions return around world as cases pass 13 million

 

Armenia

Icebergs and flooded roads after unprecedented hailstorm hits Gyumri

Bangladesh

Over a million villagers marooned, displaced in Bangladesh amid heavy flooding

Brazil

Thousands Displaced as Rivers Overflow in Rio Grande Do Sul

Colombia

Thousands Affected by Flooding After Weeks of Rain

India

Floods and Rain Affect 300,000 in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

Indonesia

At least 15 dead, 4,000 affected as flash floods sweep through South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Italy

Two dead as severe storm ravages Palermo

Japan

Thousands flee as heavy rain lashes Japan

Laos

Laos reports 113 new cases of dengue fever

Malaysia

Flash floods hit five villages in Malaysia's Negeri Sembilan state

Mexico

2 Dead as Heavy Rain Triggers Landslides and Floods in Oaxaca

Mongolia

Forest fires put out in Inner Mongolia

Nepal

Dozens Dead or Missing After Heavy Rain Triggers Floods and Landslides

Russia

Hurricane-force winds wreak havoc in parts of western Russia, leaving 52 000 without power

South Korea

Deadly Flash Floods After 277mm of Rain in South Gyeongsang

Thailand

Thailand reports 2600 additional dengue cases in the past week, 5 more deaths

Turkey

Four dead in north eastern Turkey flash flood

Yemen

Locust invasion in Yemen stokes food insecurity fears

 

Other items of interest:

Masterclass: Developing an effective Heat Health Action Plan for your city - 21 July

Webinar: COVID-19 Exemplars: The Power of Positive Outliers, and What We Can Learn from Their Success - 20 July

Webinar: Know your enemy - using data to tackle COVID-19 -  22 July

United Nations comprehensive response to COVID-19: Saving lives, protecting societies, recovering better

Strengthening the global effort on COVID-19 research

Working with informality for more resilient, equitable responses to COVID-19

When crises converge: Responding to natural disasters in South Asia during Covid-19

Making the case for governance

How does advanced technology save lives in China's flood-prone areas?

National Adaptation Plans - An entrypoint for ecosystem-based adaptation

Critiquing and joining intersections of disaster, conflict, and peace research

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 4th - 20th July 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 4th - 10th July 2020

Coronavirus

COVID 19 WHO Situational Report - 9th July 2020  

WHO Marks Six Months Since the Beginning of the COVID-19 Outbreak

 

Brazil

Cyclone Kills 9, Causes Floods and Damage in Southern Brazil

Canada

Landslide in Shuswap Wipes Out Water Connection to 500 people

Flash Flooding, Hydro Outages Reported as Severe Weather Hits Toronto  

China

19 Dead or Missing Nationwide as a result of Rainstorms  

At least 7 Missing and 6 Trapped after a Landslide in Songtao County

China's Inner Mongolia Region Reports 3 sites Infected with Bubonic Plague  

Greece

Hundreds of Children Evacuated from Summer Camp due to Forest Fire

India

7 Killed in Season's First Monsoon Rain in Karachi

Japan

At Least 50 Deaths Confirmed Due to Heavy Floods and Landslides in Southwestern Japan

Laos

Dengue Cases Double Since May  

Mongolia

Floods Leave 8 Dead, 2,300 Homes Damaged  

Nepal

At Least 10 Killed, 30 Missing in Nepal Landslides  

Deadly Floods in Gandaki and Bagmati Provinces

Pakistan

At least 6 dead, and Buildings Collapsed After Heavy Rainfall in Karachi  

Puerto Rico

Worsening Drought Forces State of Emergency in Puerto Rico

Thailand

Pattaya paralyzed by major flash flood after heavy thunderstorm

Ukraine

Four Killed, 110 homes Destroyed in Forest Fire in Eastern Ukraine

United States of America

Tree Falls During Thunderstorm Trapping 19 Including Children

Gilroy, Morgan Hill Wildfires Cover Nearly 1,400 acres, 10 Homes Evacuated

Tornado Kills 1, Injures 2 In Otter Tail County  

 

Other items of interest:

UNEP: Preventing the next pandemic - Zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission

ESCAP: Protecting the most vulnerable to cascading risks from climate extremes & COVID-19

GNDR - Policy recommendations to governments at HLPF 2020

Conversations on Climate Challenges: Wildfire Policy and Public Health

Internal displacement in the context of the slow-onset adverse effects of climate change

Rising Above Adversity: Community-Led Climate Adaptation Along Bangladesh's Coastal Belt

Building Sustainable Resilience for Sub-Saharan Africa's Urban Era

Managing Extreme Heat During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 27th June - 3rd July 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 27th June - 3rd July 2020

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 2 July

Coronavirus: Global COVID-19 deaths pass half a million as North and South America struggle to overcome first wave

 

Austria

 

Avalanches in Austrian Alps kill at least six

Argentina

Argentina monitoring massive locust swarm

Bangladesh

7 killed in thunderbolt in four northern districts

Brazil

'Extratropical bomb cyclone' lashes southern Brazil, leaving at least 10 people dead and 1 million affected

Canada

Nearly 40 homes evacuated in municipality of Riverdale amid fears Rivers Dam will fail

China

Severe flooding affects more than 1 million in China's Hubei

Summer snowstorm kills nearly 500 livestock animals, strands hundreds of people in Xinjiang

Massive sandstorm blankets Hotan

India

24 killed, 1.3 million affected as flood hits 25 of 33 districts in Assam

Indonesia

Indonesia province declares state of emergency over forest fire risk

Massive landslide sweeps away mountain road in eastern Indonesia

Iran

Gas explosion at Iran medical clinic kills 19

Ireland

Huge mudslides devastate countryside in Leitrim

Finland

Severe summer storm Päivö leaves more than 60,000 homes without power in parts of Finland

Malaysia

Over 1,000 Displaced by Floods in Sabah State

Myanmar

Death toll in Myanmar jade mine landslide rises to 162

Nepal

Eight million locusts have entered Nepal, consuming hundreds of hectares of crops

New Zealand

Tornadoes hit Auckland and Papamoa, leaving major structural damage

Nigeria

Buildings Damaged After Flash Floods in Ikorodu, Lagos

Pakistan

Rain, hailstorm damage crops, orchards in several districts

Poland

Hundreds evacuated amid flooding in southeast Poland

Puerto Rico

Severe Drought in Puerto Rico Prompts State of Emergency, Water Rationing

Russia

Wildfires in Siberia increase five-fold amid unprecedented heatwave

United States of America

Wildfire evacuations in the West, heat wave developing in the East

Severe storm brings damaging winds and hail to parts of New England, prompts rare flash flood emergency

  

Other items of interest:

Webinar: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic series - COVID-19: Responding, Re-opening and Recovery towards resilience of cities - Wednesday 8 July 2020

Webinar: IHRR Summer Seminar Series:  Covid-19 food insecurity in small cities - Monday 13 July

Virtual event: Setting Science-Based Targets for Biodiversity in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals - Wednesday 8 July

Global Fund -Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on countries affected by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

UN ESCAP - Protecting the most vulnerable to cascading risks from climate extremes and COVID-19

UNDRR - Shaping the European roadmap for Disaster Risk Reduction - 2021 Forum

We need to do better: Policy brief for enhancing laws and regulations to protect children in disasters

INFORM Report 2020 - Shared evidence for managing crises and disasters

Assessing the enabling environment for Disaster Risk Financing: A country diagnostics toolkit

Three things climate funds can learn from the COVID-19 response

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 20th - 26th June 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 20th - 26th June 2020

 

Coronavirus

WHO COVID-19 Situational report - 25th June 2020

Global coronavirus report: WHO warns of 'new and dangerous phase'

Global COVID-19 cases top 9.5 million; Europe reports uptick

 

Bolivia

Emergency Declared After Torrential Rain Floods Santa Cruz

Bosnia

Bosnia hit by heavy rain, flooding

China

Thousands evacuated due to heavy rain in Guizhou

World's largest dam in 'danger of collapse' amid historic floods - 400 million people at risk

Canada

20,000 claims of property damage after Northeast Calgary hailstorm

Damaging tornado touches down in southern Ontario

Slow-moving Old Fort landslide reactivates, forcing evacuations near Peace River, British Columbia

Caribbean

Massive Saharan dust cloud shrouds the Caribbean

Cote d'Ivoire

More Deadly Floods in Abidjan After 240mm of Rain in a Few Hours

Iceland

Intense earthquake swarm continues at Tjƶrnes Fracture Zone, Iceland

India

Lightning kills 107 as monsoon storms batter India

Three killed, thousands in relief camps due to floods in Assam, Arunachal

Japan

'Once-in-50-years' rainfall event hits Nagasaki

Malaysia

Over 900 people evacuated due to floods in Johor

Mexico

Six killed as earthquake hits Southern Mexico

Mongolia

2 killed and hundreds of homes damaged after floods in Tuv and GovisĆ¼mber Provinces

At least 26 dead as flooding, torrential rain strikes Pakistan

Nepal

Landslide buries 4 vehicles in Palpa, 3 killed

Nicaragua

Heavy rain triggers gold mine collapse, killing 3 in northwest Nicaragua

Nigeria

Nearly 1 million pigs culled amid 'worst ever' swine fever outbreak in Nigeria

Philippines

Bago City evacuates 18 families as Mt. Kanlaon shows unrest

Romania

Flash flooding in 29 counties killed at least 3 and damaged hundreds of properties

Serbia

700 houses flooded in western and central Serbia

Turkey

5.4-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Turkey; 5 injured

Ukraine

3 killed; more than 300 towns and villages flooded in Western Ukraine

United States of America

2000 forced to evacuate as Arizona wildfire grows to 150,000 acres

Uruguay

Hundreds Evacuate After Storms and Flash Floods

 

Other items of interest:

Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 in Prisons - 30 June

Webinar: South-South Cooperation Between Cities for Climate Change - 30 June

Invitation for inputs: WHO Academy Learning Strategy

UNDRR: Update from Mami Mizutori, UN Secretary-General's Special Representative

Evidence Aid COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin

World Bank: Learning from multi-hazard early warning systems to respond to pandemics

WMO launches E-learning platform for hazard alerts

The ā€˜triple dividend' of early warning systems: evidence from Tanzania's coastal areas

Tenth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared over; vigilance against flare-ups and support for survivors must continue

Twinning Partnerships for Improvement (TPI): Recovery partnership preparation package: Building capacity to reactivate safe essential health services and sustain health service resilience

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 13th - 19th June 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 13th - 19th June 2020

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 18 June

Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 450,000

 

Canada

Massive storm hits Calgary with heavy hail damage, flooding

Huge forest fire wreaks havoc in Quebec - wall of smoke spreads

China

Thousands of tourists stranded due to heavy rain and mudslides

8.5 million people affected, 63 killed as intense downpours continue to pound southern China

Cote d'Ivoire

At least 13 killed in landslide in Ivory Coast's main city

Deadly Floods Hit Abidjan and South

Croatia

Natural disaster declared after deaths of more than 50 million bees, Croatia

Democratic Republic of Congo

Plague cluster reported in Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo

Greece

Severe hailstorm strikes Northern Greece

Honduras

Honduras - Floods and Landslides Leave 2 Dead, Thousands Affected

Hungary

Severe thunderstorm rips through capital Budapest

India

Massive tornado leaves behind trail of destruction in Odisha's Kendrapara

Deadly monsoon rain lashes Mumbai

Indonesia

Hundreds Evacuated After Floods in North Aceh

Nepal

Parbat landslide - death toll reaches eight

New Zealand

Emergency powers invoked amid worsening drought in Auckland, New Zealand

Nigeria

Flood destroys 100 houses, displaces 300 people in Akwa Ibom

Damaging Flash Floods Hit Lagos

Singapore

Singapore reports 1158 dengue cases - highest weekly total in 6 years

Thailand

Tropical Storm Nuri batters country over the weekend

Turkey

Days of heavy rain trigger deadly flash floods, damage 250 houses in Ankara

United Kingdom

Local businesses flooded and streets deluged as Altrincham hit by storm

United States of America

Thousands evacuated from Arizona wildfires

 

Other items of interest:

Webinar: Risk KAN: Compound Events - 30 June 2020

Global Policy Watch Briefing: COVID-19 and the SDGs

UNDRR COVID-19 Brief - Planning for climate change during the COVID-19 crisis: the role of humanitarian and disaster risk management actors

Building Emergency Planning Scenarios for Viral Pandemics - UCL-IRDR Covid-19 Observatory

Acting early in times of a pandemic: The challenge of staying ready for extreme-weather events during COVID-19

GFDRR/World Bank Disaster recovery guidance series: Social protection and disaster recovery

UNDP gender and recovery toolkit: Advancing gender equality and women's empowerment in crisis and recovery settings

When does response end and recovery begin? Exploring preparation and planning to support community's resilient recovery

 

World Bank Group: Adaptive social protection: Building resilience to shocks

Drivers and barriers of adaptation initiatives - how societal transformation affects natural hazard management and risk mitigation in Europe 

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 6th - 12th June 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 6th - 12th June 2020

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 11 June

WHO warns of accelerating Covid-19 infections in Africa

 

Brazil

Dengue cases up 771% in Cruzeiro do Sul in the state of Acre

China

Hundreds of thousands displaced in deadly China flooding

Czech Republic

Czech Republic flash flooding leaves at least one person dead as dozens rescued

Ecuador

Ecuador volcano eruption leaves several cities covered in ash

France

Dozens Rescued After Flash Floods in Corsica

Ghana

Accra floods kill one and leaves residents displaced after heavy rainfall

India

Swarms of locusts arrive in Sangam city, moving towards Kaushambi

Mongolia

Severe sandstorm sweeps through Dundgobi, Mongolia

Mexico

Heavy rains and hail lead to severe flooding in Mexico City

Pakistan

At Least 7 Killed in Flash Floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Russia

Russian Arctic oil spill pollutes big lake near Norilsk

Spain

Hailstorm in Spain causes 6 million euros worth damage

United States of America

Storm Cristobal Brings Flooding Along Gulf Coast

Hundreds of Thousands Without Power After High Winds Scour Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania

Evacuations underway as wildfire spreads near Lake Piru in Ventura County

Vietnam

Vietnam experiences lengthy heatwave

 

Other items of interest:

Webinar: WHO/WWF/CBD: Protect and Preserve Nature, the Source of Human Health - 17 June 2020

Webinar: Exchange of private sector good practices in preparedness and prevention in the light of COVID -19 - 18 June 2020

Webinar: Risk-KAN: Past climate change and extreme events - 18 June 2020

Survey: Test of Contents - UNESCO's 'KNOW Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)' Mobile Application

Emerging data suggest COVID-19 is driving up hunger in vulnerable countries

GEM: Mapping COVID19 cases against earthquake risk

Gender and age inequality of disaster risk

Financing for climate adaptation - an overview of current regimes

Protection of seagrasses key to building resilience to climate change, disasters - new UN report

Economics of climate adaptation: Identifying cost-effective adaptation measures to climate change

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 30th May - 5th June 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 30th May - 5th June 2020

 

Coronavirus

 

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 4 June

Global coronavirus cases top 6.5 million

 

Chile

Chile earthquake: 6.8 magnitude tremor hits southwest of San Pedro de Atacama

China

Record rains cause widespread disruption, trigger hundreds of landslides in Yunnan

Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo declares new Ebola outbreak

Ethiopia

Landslide claims 10 lives in Ethiopia as number of flood-affected people rises to 470,000

El Salvador

Tropical Storm Amanda kills 17 people in El Salvador and Guatemala

Honduras

3 Dead After Floods and Landslides in Wake of Storm Amanda

 

India

 

Severe storms kill 43, cause damage to Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh, India

21 killed in landslides in Assam

Cyclone Nisarga kills 6; heavy showers lash Mumbai

Indonesia

High Tide Floods in Central Java, Heavy Rainfall in West Papua

Mexico

Tropical Storm Cristobal Triggers Floods in South

Norway

Major Landslide Destroys 8 Homes in Northern Norway

Oman

Deadly flash flooding hits Dhofar, Oman

Russia

Russia declares state of emergency after major Arctic Circle oil spill

Tornado with gale-force winds and hail rips through Belgorod, Russia

United Kingdom

Fire Service in Northern Ireland fights 114 gorse and wildfires in 48 hours

United States of America

At least 3 dead, more than 500,000 without power as rare derecho rips through mid-Atlantic, U.S.

Nearly 87,000 lightning strikes detected during 'once in a decade storm' in Washington

Yemen

Flooding leaves 16 dead in Yemen

 

Other items of interest:

Webinar: UNDRR GETI, DESA and UNOSD - Ensuring Resilience, Accelerating Progress - Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on the SDGs - 10 June

Call for Papers: Journal of Progress in Disaster Science Special Issue: Reviewing Five Year Progress of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2020)

WHO - Multi-sectoral preparedness coordination framework: Best practices, case studies and key elements of advancing multisectoral coordination for health emergency preparedness and health security

UNDRR - Applying lessons from COVID-19 prevention and risk reduction to build a sustainable and resilient world

Opinion: The known and the unknown economic and social consequences of pandemics

Informal home care providers: the forgotten healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Compound climate risks in the COVID-19 pandemic

Economic studies, health emergencies, and COVID-19

South Asia confronts a double disaster: Cyclone and COVID-19

COPE Children's Disaster Book Series: COVID-19

Global hotspots for coastal ecosystem-based adaptation

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 23rd - 29th May 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 23rd - 29th May 2020

 

Coronavirus

WHO COVID-19 Situation Report - 28 May

Confirmed coronavirus cases approach 6 million globally

COVID-19 cases surge in the Americas

 

Australia

Western Australia hit by 'once-in-a-decade' storm

Rare tornado rips through Geelong, damaging more than 100 homes, Australia

Central African Republic

Three Missing After Flash Floods in Bangui

China

China reports African swine fever outbreak in Gansu province

Cuba

Heavy rains and damaging tornado hit central Cuba

Ethiopia

Heavy Rain Triggers Deadly Landslide in South

Honduras

At Least 2 Dead After More Severe Weather

India

Days of extremely heavy rains trigger floods and landslides, affecting 30,000

India under worst locust attack in nearly 30 years

India's Northeast hit by the African Swine Fever

Indonesia

More than 30,000 affected by flooding in East Kalimantan

Iran

Iran faces worst locust plague in 50 years

Quake Damages Buildings, Injures Several People

Israel

Historic heatwave expected to cause millions' worth of damage to crops in Israel

Italy

Explosive activity at Etna volcano, Aviation Colour Code briefly raised to Red

Kenya

Flood death toll rising - 285 dead, more than 800,000 affected 

Nicaragua

Severe flooding hits Nicaragua

Russia

Hurricane-force winds and heavy rains wreak havoc across Yekaterinburg -at least 3 dead

Turkey

Turkey's eastern provinces hit by disruptive snowstorm and strong winds

United Arab Emirates

Deadly Flash Floods in Sharjah

United States

Record heavy rains trigger severe flooding in Florida

 

Other items of interest:

WHO Manifesto for a healthy recovery from COVID-19

Global partnership urges stronger preparation for hot weather during COVID-19

Editorial: Early warning systems for pandemics: Lessons learned from natural hazards

What a week's disasters tell us about climate and the pandemic

IASC COVID-19 Guidance: How to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement

To strengthen climate resilience, countries must strengthen economic resilience

'Build back better' approach to disaster recovery - research trends since 2006 

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 16th - 22nd May 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 16th - 22nd May 2020

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 21 May

Global coronavirus cases surpass 5 million, Johns Hopkins data shows

COVID-19: Poor sanitation puts a quarter of the world's population at risk

 

Algeria

Damaging Floods in Oran and Mostaganem Provinces

Bangladesh

Super-cyclone Amphan kills up to 20 people

Bulgaria

Outbreak of Q fever in the midst of coronavirus pandemic

China

4 killed, 23 injured in magnitude 5 earthquake in southwestern China

Cote D'Ivoire

Floods in Duékoué Department

Democratic Republic of Congo

Hundreds Homeless After Kasai River Floods in Mai-Ndombe Province

Ecuador

Deadly Floods in Morona Santiago

Indonesia

Rare tornado hits Sumatra, killing 2 people and damaging 245 homes

India

West Bengal: 72 lives lost in Cyclone Amphan

Pakistan

Mudslide kills six in Buner, Bajaur

Sri Lanka

2 More Fatalities as Thousands Affected by Floods and Landslides in Rathnapura

Taiwan

Heavy rain causes power outages, traffic disruptions in Taiwan

Uganda

8 Dead After More Floods in Kasese

United States of America

High winds push wildfire in southern Utah to roughly 350 acres

10 000 forced to evacuate amid 'catastrophic dam failures' in central Michigan

 

Other items of interest:

Webinar: Better Health Programme COVID-19 Sharing Session: Outbreak Response - Translating Evidence and Policy Across Contexts - Thursday 28th May

Webinar: Use Versus Protection: Data in the Balance During COVID-19 - Friday 29th May

WMO Updating Guidelines on Multi-Hazard Impact-Based Forecast and Warning Services

Indexing risk to recover from COVID-19

Lessons Learned Bulletin on Pandemic Measures and Chemical Process Safety

How to integrate Indigenous Peoples' culture and traditions into disaster risk management

Less fuel for the fire: wildfire mitigation through hazardous fuels reduction

Water and migration: A global overview

3 steps to scaling up nature-based solutions for climate adaptation

JRC science for policy report: Climate change impacts and adaptation in Europe

A Likert scale-based model for benchmarking operational capacity, organizational resilience, and Disaster Risk Reduction

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 9th - 15th May 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 9th - 15th May 2020

COVID-19

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 14 May

European countries begin easing coronavirus restrictions as nations emerge from lockdown

Coronavirus could deliver $8.8 trillion hit to global economy

 

Afghanistan

Severe flooding in Afghanistan - 600 homes destroyed and 3,000 damaged

Burundi

10,000 Displaced by Floods Since Late April

China

Wuhan to test all residents for coronavirus after new cases emerge

Colombia

Landslide Destroys Homes in Narino

Democratic Republic of Congo

Hundreds Homeless After Floods in Maniema

Ethiopia

At least 12 killed in central Ethiopia landslide

Guatemala

3 Dead After Heavy Rain Causes Landslides and Floods

India

Twenty-nine people killed in hailstorm, rains in 15 districts of UP

Massive dust storm barrels through Delhi, India

Indonesia

Flash flood and landslide in Central Aceh and West Java

Iran

Casualties reported after 5.1 earthquake hits Iran

Kenya

Floods Hit North and Central Regions as Death Toll Rises to 237

Mexico

Two killed, vehicles overturned when terrestrial waterspout hits Monterrey

Severe storms spawn damaging tornadoes and hail in northern Mexico

Philippines

Tens of thousands under lockdown evacuate as Typhoon Vongfong strikes Philippines

Rwanda

Destructive floods and mudslides claim 72 lives in Rwanda

Somalia

Mogadishu hit by a month's worth of rain in 24 hours, killing 7

United States of America

Thousands flee as wildfire continues to rage in Florida Panhandle, U.S.

High winds knock out power to thousands

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan sees floods in Syr Darya

 

Other items of interest:

Webinar: Planning for Climate Change during COVID-19 crisis - Thursday 21 May

UN Secretary General launches COVID-19 Mental Health Policy Brief

UNFCCC prepares key reports and a forum on financing for nature-based solutions

UNEP's COVID-19 response: Working with the environment to protect people

IOM and the Sendai Framework: A global review of IOM's contributions to strengthening disaster resilience

Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International Lessons on recovery from COVID-19

Law and policies that protect the most vulnerable against climate-related disaster risks

PLACARD Adapting to extremes: Key insights for bridging climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in the European Green Deal

Will resilience be the buzz word for the COVID-19 recovery?

SDSN TReNDS - Leaving no one off the map

Loss and Damage and limits to adaptation: recent IPCC insights and implications for climate science and policy

COVID-19 and the nature-health-nexus

East Africa faces triple crisis of COVID-19, locusts and floods

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 2nd - 7th May 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 2nd - 7th May 2020

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 6 May

Global coronavirus cases surpass 3.5m as countries ease lockdowns

Coronavirus cases in Africa surpass 50,000

 

Afghanistan

Flash floods damage or destroy thousands of homes in northern Afghanistan

Australia

Violent storm hits Western Australia, leaving tens of thousands without power

Democratic Republic of Congo

Lake Albert overflows, damaging or destroying hundreds of homes

Plague cases reported again in DRC

India

Vizag: 10 dead, over 5,000 fall sick after styrene gas leak

Snow avalanche near Zoji La pass

Indonesia

Major floods submerge 22,000 homes in West Java, Indonesia

Three dead, 4 injured in Indonesia landslide

France

French Guiana - Floods Prompt Evacuations After Heavy Rain

Kenya

Kenya floods kill 194 people, displace tens of thousands

Kyrgyzstan

Large mudflow causes severe damage in Isfana, Kyrgyzstan

Liberia

Dozens killed in north western Liberia mudslide

Niger

Massive dust storm engulfs capital city of Niger

Panama

Deadly landslides in Panama result in house damage and fatalities

Puerto Rico

Structural damage after shallow M5.4 aftershock hits southern Puerto Rico

Rwanda

Heavy rains cause deadly floods and landslides across Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Severe hailstorm blankets Abha, Saudi Arabia

Somalia

Floods kill 16 in Somalia, affect over 200000 others

Uganda

Floods in western Uganda kills at least four, displaces 5000

United States of America

Wildfires in Florida panhandle force hundreds to evacuate

Derecho causes widespread damage and power outages in Nashville

Uzbekistan

More than 75,000 evacuated after dam failure leads to severe flooding in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

Venezuela

Landslide causes fatal mine collapse on the outskirts of El Callao Municipality

 

Other items of interest:

Webinar: Integrating the 2030 Agenda into national plans and strategies: Considering COVID-19 response and recovery - Tuesday 12th May & Thursday 14th May

Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 on child poverty in Africa and beyond - Thursday 14th May

UNDRR - Cutting through the COVID-19 "Infodemic"

UNDP - COVID-19 and human development: Exploring global preparedness & vulnerability

IFRC/WHO/UNICEF - COVID-19 global response: Risk Communication & Community Engagement

COVID-19 in fragile settings: Ensuring a conflict-sensitive response

Common ground between the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework

Reducing the risk of protracted and multiple disaster displacements in Asia-Pacific

UNDRR Highlights: Africa Regional Assessment Report 2020

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 25th April - 1st May 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 25th April - 1st May 2020

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) Situation Report - 30 April

Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases passes 3 million worldwide

 

Czech Republic

Czech Republic facing catastrophic drought- the country's worst in 500 years

Ethiopia

Intense rains trigger deadly flash floods in Ethiopia and Somalia, 83 000 displaced

Fiji

Fiji - Floods Hit Central Division After Heavy Rainfall

India

Himachal Pradesh: 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chamba Region

Severe hailstorms wreak havoc across India, destroy homes and crops

Indonesia

High intensity rain triggers flooding in parts of Aceh, Central Kalimantan

Iran

Huge sandstorm hits central Iran

Kenya

116 people killed during ongoing floods

Laos

Laos - 3 Dead, 4 Missing After Flash Floods in North

Malaysia

Communities Cut Off After Floods and Landslides in Sarawak

Over 100 homes hit by flash floods

Mexico

Mexico measles outbreak

Morocco

Widespread, devastating floods hit Morocco

Russia

Ebeko volcano covers Severo-Kurilsk in ash

Rwanda

Three killed, three injured following heavy rains in Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Heavy rains trigger floods in Najran, Saudi Arabia

Somalia

Flash floods leave at least 6 dead, 7 missing in Puntland

Tanzania

Two killed, 50 houses washed away by floods in northern Tanzania

Ukraine

'Bad news': radiation 16 times above normal after forest fire near Chernobyl

United States of America

Locals roads flooded as Northeast winds, rain overflow banks

Uzbekistan

Gusts kill one, injure 30 people in south-central Uzbekistan

Vietnam

Five dead as flashfloods, landslides hit northern Vietnam

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe reports surge of malaria cases

 

Other items of interest:

Webinar: Strengthening Science and Technology and Addressing Inequalities in the COVID-19 era - Tuesday 6th May

Webinar: Tools for business continuity in the era of COVID-19: how businesses could prepare for reopening? - Wednesday 7th May

Health emergency and Disaster Risk Management: Five years into implementation of the Sendai Framework

IJDRS Special Issue: Five Years of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

WHO - Strengthening preparedness for COVID-19 in cities and urban settings

UNDRR Asia-Pacific Brief: Combating the dual challenges of climate-related disasters and COVID-19

UNDRR Dialogue - COVID-19 Pandemic: Towards the comprehensive management of DRR in the Americas and Caribbean

COVID-19 community stabilization and sustainability framework

Bridging cybersecurity and Disaster Risk Reduction: Working paper

Costs and benefits of (in)coherence: Disaster Risk Reduction in the post-2015-agendas

IDMC Global Report on Internal Displacement (2020)

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 18th - 24th April 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 18th - 24th April 2020

COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation reports

Confirmed COVID-19 cases top 2.5 million worldwide

Singapore sees surge in COVID-19 cases as numbers rise by 1,037 in 24 hours

Europe sees in decline in new infections - downward trend continues in Spain and Italy

 

Afghanistan

Severe flooding in Afghanistan - 600 homes destroyed and 3,000 damaged

Angola

At least 11 dead, 13 Missing After Floods in Luanda Province

Burkina Faso

IDP Camps Flooded in Kongoussi

Burundi

Burundi - 9 Dead, Thousands Affected After Floods and Landslides

Canada

More than a month's worth of rain in 6 hours hits New Caledonia

Chile

Historic drought in Chile enters 10th year

China

Severe hailstorm strikes Guizhou causing property damage and power outages

Colombia

Fatal flash floods hit Cauca Department

Cuba

Cuba breaks its all-time temperature record

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Massive floods in South Kivu impact 80,000 people, kill dozens

Djibouti

Widespread flooding hits Djibouti after more than six months' worth of rain in hours

Indonesia

Four Dead, 3 Missing After Floods in West Java and Central Kalimantan

Italy

Mount Etna in Italy Erupts

Japan

Powerful earthquakes jolt Japan

Kenya

Heavy rains cause flash floods and landslides in western Kenya

Myanmar

Myanmar mudslide: over 50 people killed after incident at jade mine

Poland

Wildfires rip through Poland's biggest national park

Rwanda

Heavy rain triggers landslides in Rwanda, leaving 6 dead

Thailand

Thai dengue fever infections on the rise

United Kingdom

Scotland's dry weather sees 'aggressive' spread of wildfires

United States of America

Tornadoes and storms kill at least seven people across three states

Vietnam

At Least 3 Dead After Damaging Storms Hit Northern Provinces

Yemen

At least 7 killed, 85 injured in northern Yemen flash floods

 

Other items of interest:

Webinar: Data in the fight against Covid-19 - What do we learn? (29 April)

Webinar: Implications of COVID-19 for Public Health and the SDGs (27 April)

What COVID-19 tells us about the changing nature of disaster risk

Letter: Investing in prevention pays off and saves lives

The number of people affected by floods will double by 2030

PLACARD - Using stories and narrative to encourage action

World Bank - Collective action and trust in the age of coronavirus

Models and frameworks for assessing the value of disaster research

Bridging forecast verification and humanitarian decisions: A valuation approach for setting up action-oriented early warnings

UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention celebrates 20 years of pan-European cooperation to strengthen prevention, preparedness and response

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 11th - 17th April 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 11th - 17th April 2020

Coronavirus

WHO COVID-19 Situation Report - April 16

Worldwide Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Top 2 Million

 

Afghanistan

More Fatalities After Heavy Rain and Floods

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Southern Herzegovina Region Battles Wildfires

Canada

Strong winds, heavy rain prompt power outages across Quebec

Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola resurgence in DRC as three new cases reported

Ecuador

Homes Destroyed by Floods in Quito

Greece

High winds kill thousands of migrating birds over Greece

Iceland

Iceland sees renewed volcanic activity in Reykjanes Peninsula after centuries

India

Heavy cyclonic storm lashes Guwahati, parts of Assam

Indonesia

Thousands Affected by Floods in Lamongan, East Java

Anak Krakatau volcano erupts, ash rises over 1,600 feet

Iran

Deadly Floods Continue in North and Central Provinces

Pakistan

Pakistan Hit By Heavy Rain and Flooding

Papua New Guinea

Landslide in Chimbu Province - At Least 10 Dead

Poland

African swine fever outbreak reported in western Poland

South Sudan

Yellow fever outbreak in South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Strong winds damage 245 homes in Puttalam

Thailand

Thousands of homes damaged as severe thunderstorms lash Thailand

Dangerous smog still choking northern provinces

Ukraine

Wildfires Raging in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Three New Wildfires Break Out Near Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

'Red level' of air pollution in Kiev after sandstorm and wildfires

United States

Dozens Are Killed as Tornadoes and Severe Weather Strike Southern States

Tornadoes in the South: 60+ tornadoes reported; power outages affect over 1 million

Record-breaking cold temperatures in U.S., heavy snow continues

Forest fire rages on in South Jersey, burns more than 1,000 acres

Yemen

Widespread flooding causes massive damage in Sana'a

 

Other items of interest:

Webinar: Earth Day 2020 and COVID-19. How are environmental and health crises linked?

Webinar: What does COVID-19 mean for the fight against climate change?

UNDRR Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Brief: Leave no One Behind in COVID-19 Prevention, Response and Recovery

The ESPREssO Action Database: Collecting and assessing measures for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Implementing the Sendai Framework in Africa: progress against the targets (2015-2018)

Wat does COVID-19 have to do with nature? These 5 articles explain

Global coalition to accelerate COVID-19 clinical research in resource-limited settings

UNHCR: Gender-based violence prevention, risk mitigation and response during COVID-19

Tropical Cyclone Harold challenges disaster and public health management

Virus-hit Asian nations brace for double disasters as extreme weather looms

Measles risk: 117 million children may miss out on receiving vaccine as COVID-19 spreads

In East Africa: a race to outsmart locusts with drones and data

Paving the way towards gender responsiveness: An analysis of gender inclusion in ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction

Protecting mangroves can prevent billions of dollars in global flooding damage every year 

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 4th - 9th April 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 4th - 9th April 2020

Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation reports

Confirmed coronavirus cases top 1.5 million worldwide

China opens Wuhan after 76-day lockdown

Bangladesh

Coronavirus leaves millions in lockdown in Rohingya camps

China

Massive sandstorm engulfs Baicheng city

Forest fire in Sichuan

Colombia

Landslide in Santander Prompts Evacuations

Fiji

Reports of Injuries, Damaged Buildings from Cyclone Harold in Fiji

Greece

Thessaly declares state of emergency after days of severe weather

Indonesia

At Least 3 Dead, 2 Missing After Floods and Landslides in 3 Provinces

Norway

Record-breaking snowfall engulfs parts of Norway

Papua New Guinea

Severe floods leave more than 60,000 homeless in Papua New Guinea

Spain

Hailstorm batters Axarquia crops

Thailand

Hazardous smog in North

Tonga

Tropical Cyclone Harold strengthens to category 5

USA

Heavy Rain Triggers Hollywood Hills Mudslide

Wildfires rage across Maine

Vanuatu

Tropical cyclone Harold hits Vanuatu amid coronavirus state of emergency

 

Other items of interest

Call for Papers - COVID-19: strategic narratives in crisis communication

Podcast: Communicating climate risk and adaptation

Coronavirus fuels a surge in fake medicines

Citizen disaster science education for effective disaster risk reduction in developing countries

Integrating 'anticipatory action' in disaster risk management

Words into Action: Engaging Children and Youth in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building

UN calls for inclusion of domestic violence risk in disaster response to COVID-19

Enhancing national climate plans through nature-based solutions

Blue infrastructure finance: A new approach, integrating nature-based solutions for coastal resilience

Upscaling nature-based flood protection in Mozambique's cities: Lessons learnt from Beira

Social cohesion and willingness to pay for cyclone risk reduction: The case for the coastal embankment improvement project in Bangladesh

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 28th March - 3rd April 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 28th March - 3rd April 2020

Coronavirus

WHO COVID-2019 Situation Report - 2 April

More than a million confirmed cases of Covid-19 globally

At least 175 countries now have confirmed cases of Covid-19

Concern as COVID-19 cases accelerate in Africa

First COVID-19 case among indigenous people confirmed in the Amazon

 

Brazil

Brazil reports more than 1000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Canada

Massive hailstorm flashes through parts of North Vancouver

China

Huge forest fire kills 18 firefighters and one guide in China

Colombia

Colombia - Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Choco Department

India

Hailstorm Jolts Barak Valley: Lighting kills One in Cachar, Breeze Wrecks Havoc in Karimganj

Uttar Pradesh: Fire in Katarniaghat forest

Indonesia

One Dead, 50,000 Affected After More Floods in Bandung

Spain

Severe floods hit parts of eastern Spain after 4 months' worth of rain in 24 hours

Coronavirus: More than 10,000 lives lost in Spain

United States

Florida Wildfire Threat and Drought Increasing From a Record Hot, Dry March

Tornado rips through Arkansas city, injuring 22 people

Zambia

Zambia - Floods Continue in North

 

Other items of interest

UNDRR/WHO Webinar - Resilience of local governments: A multi-sectoral approach to integrate public health and disaster risk management -7 April

International Science Council Webinar: Transforming science communication for transformations to sustainability - 15 April

UNDRR Webinar - Leave No One Behind in COVID-19 - Prevention, Response and Recovery

UNESCO mobilizes 122 countries to promote open science and reinforced cooperation in the face of COVID-19

Building resilience against biological hazards and pandemics: COVID-19 and its implications for the Sendai Framework

Understanding the Covid-19 crisis: insights from risk management on choices, preferences and trade-offs

Working Paper: Pandemics and Violence Against Women and Children

Impact of COVID-19 on WMO Global Observing System

Multi-method evidence for when and how climate-related disasters contribute to armed conflict risk

Data tracking to tackle future pandemics via smartphones

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 21st - 27th March 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 21st - 27th March 2020

Coronavirus

WHO CoVid-19 Situation Reports

WHO Health Alerts through WhatsApp

Europe CoVid-19: the number of cases is rapidly increasing

Italian coronavirus deaths jump, dashing hopes the worst was over

US overtakes China with most cases 

Coronavirus cases in Africa pass 2,400

 

Australia

Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass coral bleaching event in five years

Burundi

Heavy rainfall in Burundi leaves one dead and hundreds displaced 

Croatia

Series of earthquakes jolt Croatian capital, Zagreb

Dubai

Dubai slammed by massive storm including lightening, hail and flooding

Fiji

Three dead in Fiji landslide

India

Two people killed in forest fire

Landslide kills 3 working on all-weather road

Indonesia

Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi erupts for the second time this month

Iran

12 killed, 17 injured as flash floods continue to plague Iran

Iraq

At least five dead, hundreds of homes severely damaged as major floods hit Iraq

Kenya

Kenya farmers brace for second onslaught of crop-devouring locusts

Papua New Guinea

Landslide in Papua New Guinea highlands buries 12 people

Eruption of Manam volcano sends plume of ash 3 kilometres high

Paraguay

Dengue outbreak in Paraguay, nearly 2000 cases reported

Spain

Spain's coronavirus death toll soars

United States

Tornado rips across Mississippi and Alabama

Vietnam

Mekong Delta struggles with worst drought ever

Yemen

Flooding caused by heavy rains in Aden kill two with continued rainfall predicted

Zambia

Over 700,000 people hit by floods

 

Other items of interest

Johns Hopkins University: Global Health Now - CoVid-19 Expert Reality Check

Coronavirus pandemic leading to huge drop in air pollution

Bushfire smoke linked to hundreds of deaths in Australia 

How Australia's wilderness is recovering from wildfires

Why gender matters in the impact and recovery from CoVid-19

How to model a pandemic

A positive policy turn for people most vulnerable to drought worldwide

3 low-cost early warning systems that save lives in remote places 

Building resilience against biological hazards and pandemics: CoVid-19 and its implications for the Sendai Framework

Training Course: Converge Cultural Competence in Hazards and Disaster Training Module (University of Colorado Boulder, Natural Hazards Center)

  

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 14th - 20th March 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 14th - 20th March 2020

Coronavirus

WHO Director General's Media Briefing, 18th March 2020

 

Coronavirus weekly: expert analysis round-up

 

China reports no new domestic transmission of the virus for the first time since the start of the outbreak

 

Italy overtakes China's death toll

 

Asian nations face second wave of imported cases

 

OpenWHO: CoVid-19 real-time training courses

 

WHO CoVid-19 Research and Development Blueprint

 

 

Angola

 

Media reporting 3 deaths in Angolan floods

 

Canada

 

Rare, unusually large ozone hole develops over the Arctic Canadian region

 

Central African Republic

 

Measles outbreak in the Central African Republic

 

China

 

China reports new African Swine Fever cases among wild boars

 

Guatemala

 

Volcanic activity in Guatemala

 

India

 

Landslide kills 3 in Darjeeling

 

India reports avian flu cases in 3 separate locations

 

Madagascar

 

Tropical cyclone Herald strikes Madagascar leaving 4 dead

 

Malaysia

 

Drought affecting water supply in 18 villages

 

Morocco

 

Twin tornadoes strike Moroccan city

 

Pakistan

 

13 new polio cases in one day

 

Tanzania

 

Over 3,000 homes swept away by floods in Tanzania's coastal region

 

Thailand

 

Unsafe smog levels in Chiang Mai

 

Timor-Leste

 

Houses washed away during strong floods in East Timor

 

United States

 

Strongest storms in a decade leave a trail of destruction and 25 dead in Tennessee

 

High winds bring power outages to North West Montana

 

 

Other items of interest

 

Sendai Framework disaster loss data released to mark fifth anniversary

 

Coronavirus origins: genome analysis suggests two viruses may have combined

 

Key messages and actions for CoVid-19 prevention and control in schools

 

Silent disasters: preparing for the King Tide

 

Building resilience through better water management

 

CoVid-19 and climate: multifaceted impacts

 

It's time to revise estimates of river flood hazards

 

Call for contributions: 'Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practices and Lessons Learned' (deadline end of March)

 

Map depicting susceptibility to landslides triggered by intense rain, Puerto Rico

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 7th - 13th March 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 7th - 13th March 2020

Coronavirus

WHO officially characterises CoVid-19 as a pandemic

 

WHO rolling updates on CoVid-19

 

All of Italy in lockdown as coronavirus cases rise

 

Coronavirus reaches politicians, world leaders and disrupts global events

 

CoVid-19: 50 million travel and tourism jobs at risk

 

Austria

 

Avalanches in Austrian Alps kill at least six

 

Brazil

 

At least 43 people die in landslides in Brazil

 

Egypt

 

State of emergency declared in Egypt over 'very rare' cyclone

 

Storm in Egypt kills five as national holiday called to minimise impact

 

Iran

 

Continued flooding affects thousands amidst ongoing coronavirus outbreak

 

Pakistan

 

At least 28 killed, 65 injured as heavy rains lash the Kyber Pakhtuunkhwa

 

Rwanda

 

Heavy rains and flooding claim more lives in Rwanda

 

Solomon Islands

 

Two die and six are missing following a landslide in the Solomon Islands

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: 'Health Related Emergency Disaster Risk Management' (open access)

 

Expressions of Interest Sought: Global Risk Assessment Framework Expert Group (closing date 14 March 2020)

 

30 Innovations linking Disaster Risk Reduction with Sustainable Development Goals

 

Asia's rapid urbanisation and deforestation linked to deadly viruses

 

Europe records warmest winter since 1855 when records began

 

Information is Power: Women need equal access to ICTs for disaster resilience

 

Tornadoes that strike at night are deadlier and require more effective warning systems

 

NASA supported techniques are 'best practice' for UN Disaster Risk Reduction Guidelines

 

Disaster Risk Reduction Investments in Africa: a summary of 16 findings from 16 risk-sensitive budget reviews

 

Training Course: European Commission, Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre 'Adapting to extremes: exploring the challenges of the new decade'

 

Public Health England Coronavirus Dashboard

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 29th February - 6th March 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 29th February - 6th March 2020

Coronavirus

 

WHO - 5th March COVID-19 Media Briefing

 

Updated COVID-19 Situation Report

 

Italy shuts all its schools in bid to contain COVID-19

 

Fear returns to the Stock Market after surge in COVID-19 cases

 

 

Brazil

 

Deadly floods and landslides hit southern Brazil

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Congolese government appeals for aid after months of flooding

 

Honduras

 

Heavy rains sweep the Honduras leaving two dead and nearly 800 displaced

 

Indonesia

 

More than 45,000 displaced as flooding worsens in Jakarta

 

Russia

 

Russia records warmest winter on record

 

Vietnam

 

Tornadoes, rain and thunderstorms leave five dead and seventeen injured

 

United States

 

Brutal Nashville tornado kills 25 people

 

Homes left encased in ice after snow storm wallops New York state

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

Aligning Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

 

Healthy flood plains have a key role to play in improving our environment

COVID-19 and its impact on people, cities and economy

 

Over 60% of Myanmar's mangroves deforested in the last 20 years

 

A new way to track the geographic spread of Lyme disease

 

Why we can no longer ignore consecutive disasters

 

Ten ways to support climate change adaptation planning and decision making

 

How changes in weather patterns could lead to more insect invasions

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 22nd - 28th February 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 22nd - 28th February 2020

 

COVID-19

 

WHO Director General's Opening Remarks at the CoVid-19 Mission Briefing

 

Nigeria confirms first coronavirus case: latest updates globally

 

World prepares for coronavirus pandemic; global recession forecast

 

 

Australia

 

Severe thunderstorm in Perth leaves trail of destruction

 

Canary Islands

 

Massive sandstorm engulfs the Canary Islands

 

Colombia

 

Floods and mudslides continue to affect central Colombia - eight deaths, houses swept away

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

DRC reports 252 measles deaths since the start of 2020

 

India

 

New Delhi is the world's most polluted capital for the second straight year

 

13 dead after severe thunderstorms strike Bihar

 

Indonesia

 

Jakarta floods: more than 60 deaths and 175,000 people displaced

 

Malawi

 

Widespread flooding in several areas: four fatalities reported

 

Pakistan

 

China may send ducks to battle Pakistan's locust swarms

 

Peru

 

At least five dead as flooding, landslides plague southern Peru

 

Massive glacier collapse results in catastrophic debris flow

 

Turkey

 

Massive blizzard buries village

 

Earthquake kills at least nine

 

United Kingdom

 

Emergency evacuations as flood defences are overwhelmed

 

Storm Dennis unleashes worst weather of the year as "bomb cyclone" sparks flood warnings

 

United States

 

Texas city records significant rise in syphilis and other STDs

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

Deliberate fire setting: an international public health issue

 

Ride-hailing increases emissions, contributes to climate pollution

 

Uganda's "locust commander" leads the battle against a new enemy

 

Inside Australia's Climate Emergency: a Killer Heat

 

Advancing research for seamless earth system prediction

 

Women key to solving climate crisis say Uganda school striker

 

Zimbabwe special report: crop monitoring for early warning signs

 

Extreme heat and risk of preterm birth in California, 2005-2013

 

Floods across South America after heavy rain

 

UN call to expand regional networks on cross-boundary disasters

 

 

Training Courses:

 

Gender in disaster risk reduction, 20-24 April 2020

 

GIS on Disaster Risk Management, 5-16 October 2020

  

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 15th - 21st February 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 15th - 21st February 2020

 Coronavirus

 WHO CoVid-2019 Situation Reports

 

A visual guide to the outbreak

 

Argentina

 

Flooding leaves one person dead and hundreds displaced

 

Bolivia

 

State of Emergency declared after heavy rain, landslides and river overflow in Bolivia leave nineteen dead and over four hundred houses destroyed

 

Bulgaria

 

Bulgaria reports avian flu outbreak

 

Canada

 

Two hundred vehicle pile-up in Quebec after unexpected "whiteout" conditions

 

France

 

France suffers more destruction as Storm Dennis leaves 45,000 homes without power

 

India

 

Forest fire in Kerala kills three people

 

Indonesia

 

Hundreds affected by floods within location of Indonesia's future capital

 

Mozambique

 

Floods triggered by heavy rains have led to casualties in Mozambique including six deaths

 

Nigeria

 

Lassa fever deaths top 100, first case in the capital

 

Peru

 

Heavy rain and thunderstorms cause landslides and flooding, death toll rises to four

 

Samoa

 

Schools close as storm hits much of South Pacific

 

Sudan

 

Locusts swarm into South Sudan as plague spreads

 

United Kingdom

 

Storm Dennis: major incidents declared in south Wales and Hertfordshire

 

Storm Dennis rain deluge takes its toll on farmers

 

United States

 

Unprecedented flooding swamps Mississippi: State of Emergency declared

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

A Future for the World's Children: a WHO/UNICEF/Lancet Commission

 

A Call for Good Practice Case Studies on the Strategic Approach to Capacity Development for Implementation of the Sendai Framework

 

Locust swarms: UN warns of food crisis in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Somalia

 

UK Government pledges £1.2 billion for the world's most powerful supercomputer to forecast extreme weather

 

Risk transfer for populations in precarious urban environments

 

A typology of community flood resilience

 

Fighting extreme weather in Zambia

 

The climate change imperative to transform risk management

 

New studies explore how knowledge drives action in climate decision making

 

Remote sensing data used for dzud early action in Mongolia

 

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 8th - 14th February 2020

Global hazards weekly bulletin

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 8th - 14th February 2020

 

Coronavirus - COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report - 13 February 2020

WHO 2019 Novel Coronavirus:  strategic preparedness and response plan

 

 

Australia

 

All New South Wales bushfires now contained

 

Bolivia

 

Floods and landslides hit Bolivia causing widespread destruction

 

Brazil

 

Heavy rains and flooding causes landslides in Sao Paulo

 

Burundi

 

Three people die, thousands displaced in continuing floods

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola outbreak in DRC continues to be a public health emergency of international concern

Iran

 

Snowstorms claim 8 lives and cause widespread disruption in northern Iran

 

Thailand

 

Thailand tackles worst drought in 40 years

 

Uganda

 

Uganda sprays locust swarms to protect coffee crops

 

United Kingdom

 

Storm Ciara hammers UK with hurricane-force winds and floods

 

Third person dies in Storm Ciara

 

Other items of interest:

 

WHO Health Emergencies Dashboard

 

WFP Regional resilience framework: North Africa, Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe Region

 

Disaster knowledge gaps: Exploring the interface between science and policy for disaster risk reduction in Europe

 

Understanding the value and limits of nature-based solutions to climate change and other global challenges

 

Accountability in the Context of Disaster Risk Governance

 

Operational framework for flood risk communication

 

Locust swarms in East Africa:  what you need to know

 

"Our Future on Earth 2020" Report launched

 

AUDIO: How Native American communities are addressing climate change

 

Time Magazine:  Why WHO's formal name for the new coronavirus disease matters

 

Climate Change - Why facts don't change minds

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 25th - 31st January 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 25th - 31st January 2020

 

Novel Coronavirus 2019

 

World Health Organization declares Coronavirus to be a global health emergency

 

WHO Statement on Coronavirus, 30th January 2020

 

Current coronavirus outbreaks in real time

 

 

Brazil

 

Nearly 50 dead, thousands displaced as storms lash south east Brazil

 

Chile

 

Heavy rain and thunderstorms in several areas of Atacama leave hundreds stranded

 

Indonesia

 

More flooding in Indonesia, thousands left displaced

 

Kazakhstan

 

State of emergency declared as powerful winter storm hits Kazakhstan

 

Kenya

 

Kenya suffers worst locust infestation in 70 years as millions of insects swarm farmland

 

Lesotho

 

Drought leaves tens of thousands in Lesotho 'one step from famine'

 

Madagascar

 

Heavy rains, flooding kills 32 in Madagascar

 

Malaysia

 

Over 200 displaced as floods hit Johor

 

Solomon Islands

 

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes Solomon Islands

 

Tanzania

 

Flash flood kills 3 leaves six hundred homeless

 

Turkey

 

Turkey earthquake:  at least 31 dead as building collapses

 

Uganda

 

Uganda reports outbreak of yellow fever

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

Food and Agriculture Organization: Early Warning Action Report on Food Security and Agriculture

 

New guidelines on organisational weather resilience for severe space weather

 

Deep data helps cities prepare for disaster

Using mobile phone surveys to track resilience and post-disaster recovery: A how-to guide

Gender-based violence and environment linkages 

Before and now: lived experiences of early warning systems during a flood

Heat in Cities:  impact of heatwaves and measures to mitigate risk 

Meeting at the crossroads? Developing national strategies for disaster risk reduction and resilience: Relevance, scope for, and challenges to integration

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 18th - 24th January 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 18th - 24th January 2020

WHO Statement on the Coronavirus Outbreak issued 23 January 2020

New coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Macao, Singapore, the United States, Hong Kong, Nepal and South Korea. Additional cases have also been reported in Japan and Thailand.

 

Australia

 

Storms with giant hailstones hit bushfire regions in Australia

 

Australian bushfires contribute to huge rise in global CO2

 

Brazil

 

Haemorrhagic fever case reported in Sao Paulo state

 

Floods kill at least 6 in Southern Brazil

 

Canada

 

State of emergency declared after record snowfall in eastern Canada

 

Extreme winter storm in Newfoundland

 

China

 

China takes measures to rein in spread of coronavirus

 

Coronavirus: death toll rises as more cities shut down

 

Guatemala

 

Thousands displaced and hundreds injured after floods in Guatemala

 

Madagascar

 

Six deaths and widespread damage after floods in Madagascar

 

Mozambique

 

28 people die in heavy flooding in Mozambique

 

Peru

 

Heavy rain causes overflow of the Pachitea river

 

Spain

 

Thirteen people die as Storm Gloria floods delta in eastern Spain

 

United States

 

Cold temperatures litter south Florida with stunned iguanas

 

Zimbabwe

 

Millions at risk after toxins found in Harare's water supply

 

Zimbabwe grain stocks running out after drought

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

Global Commission on Adaptation launches action track to accelerate local climate adaptation solutions

 

UNEP, IUCN to launch new ā‚¬20m programme on ecosystem-based adaptation

 

World Economic Forum: Global Risks Report 2020

 

WMO State of Climate Services 2019

 

WHO: Lack of new antibiotics threaten global efforts to contain drug-resistant infections

 

Ten New Insights in Climate Science 2019: The world is not on track

 

Guided self-help intervention reduces refugee's psychological distress and improves wellbeing in humanitarian crises

 

New Research suggests Australian Bushfires Cost 1.8 million Work Days, Leave 5 Million Sick from Smoke

 

Epi-Brain: a global platform that allows experts in data and public health to analyse large datasets for emergency preparedness and response

Climate and Disaster Displacement: The Importance of Disaster Law and Policy

Using behavioural insights to improve disaster preparedness, early warning and response mechanisms in Haiti

Interpersonal violence and mental health outcomes following disaster

How standardized baseline information helps harmonize disaster risk management in Bangladesh

East Africa battles devastating locust swarms

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 11th - 17th January 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 11th - 17th January 2020

Afghanistan 

Extreme cold and heavy snow hit Afghanistan killing at least seventeen people

 

Australia

 

80% of the Blue Mountains and 50% of Gondwana rainforests burn in bushfires

 

Emergency Response Co-ordination Centre Map of the Australian bushfires

 

Bolivia

 

Six dead as storms hit Bolivia

 

China

 

At least nine dead as giant sinkhole swallows bus

 

Second death in China from coronavirus

 

Iran

 

Twenty per cent of areas in Iran are at high risk of flood

 

Italy

 

"Smog emergency" forces traffic bans across Italy cities

 

Japan

 

Japan confirms first case of new China corona virus strain

 

Pakistan

 

Avalanches and snow wreak havoc in Pakistan, leaving 73 dead

 

Philippines

 

Philippines volcano: Thousands evacuated as Taal spews ash

 

Taal volcano - "Life-threatening" eruption risk remains as thousands of evacuated residents warned not to return to danger zone

 

Philippines polio case tally reaches 16

 

Thailand

 

Thailand finds Wuhan novel coronavirus in traveller from China

 

United Kingdom

 

Severe gales and floods follow Storm Brendan

 

United States

 

Severe storms sweep through southern states leaving 12 dead

 

Zimbabwe

 

Anthrax outbreak in Zimbabwe

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

Funding opportunity: funding for scaling humanitarian innovation

 

Events: World Humanitarian Forum, 15-16 April in London

 

Call for papers on Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction for inclusion in special edition of Information Systems Frontiers

 

A decennial review of psychotraumatology: what did we learn and where are we going?

 

Health emergency preparedness for imported cases of high consequence infectious diseases

 

Missing Maps: supporting disaster relief by putting the world"s most vulnerable people on the map

 

Take care when examining the economic impact of fires. GDP doesn"t tell the full story

 

'Fun disaster' drills catching on across Japan, 25 years after Kobe quake

 

Worst marine heatwave on record killed one million seabirds in North Pacific Ocean

 

What 50 years of global hurricane landfall data can tell us about climate change

 

Pulitzer Center on Disaster Reporting: Annual Report

 

Amazon deforestation jumped 85% in 2019

 

WMO confirms 2019 as second hottest year on record

  

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 4th - 10th January 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 4th - 10th January 2020

 Angola

 Torrential rain kills 41 people in Angola and causes widespread destruction

 

Australia

 

New York Times round up of coverage on the Australian bushfires

 

Smoke from Australian bushfires has reached South America

 

Australian bushfires converge to form "mega-blaze"

 

WMO Australia suffers devastating bushfires

 

Burundi

 

Burundi malaria cases reach 8.5 million

 

China

 

WHO Statement Regarding Cluster of Pneumonia Cases in Wuhan, China

 

50 people infected with newly discovered virus that causes severe lung disease

 

Greece

 

Extreme cold front covers Greece in snow

 

Israel

 

Four dead as "once in 50 years" flooding hits Israel

 

Kenya

 

Kenya starts spraying of locusts seen as threat to food security

 

Poland

 

Bird flu in Poland not contained

 

Puerto Rico

 

Puerto Rico declares emergency after being rocked by hundreds of earthquakes since December

 

Turkey

 

Heavy rain kills two people in southern Turkey

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction: Disaster Resilience Scorecard for industrial and commercial buildings

 

United Nations University: Managing disaster risk and water security - strategies for small island developing states

 

Flight to the future: one land"s quest to diffuse a climate timebomb

 

Running dry: competing for water on a thirsty planet

 

Climate Science Research in the United States and US Territories: survey of scientific publications from selected public universities 2014-2018

 

As the ice melts, Greenland considers its future

 

Vintage photos show what Los Angeles looked like before the US controlled air pollution

 

An Australian Public Health researcher writes about being on the front line of "climate collapse"

 

Heatwave threatens Tunisia's date industry

 

2010-2019: A landmark decade of U.S. billion-dollar weather and climate disasters

 

Currency exchange company Travelex being held to ransom by hackers

  

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 21st December 2019 - 3rd January 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 21st December 2019 - 3rd January 2020

Australia

 

Deadliest day of wildfires in Australia

 

Nearly half a billion animals have died in the Australian bushfires

 

Bangladesh

 

At least 50 killed, 283 000 affected as cold wave sweeps through Bangladesh

 

Fiji

 

Cyclone Sarai lashes Fiji leaving one dead and 2,500 evacuated

 

Indonesia

 

Jakarta floods: 'Not ordinary rain', say officials

 

Mozambique

 

5 die and 51 injured in Mozambique flash floods

 

Rwanda

 

Heavy rains kill 12 on Christmas night

 

Syria

 

Northern Syria flooding: thousands of children at risk of further displacement

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

2019 record temperatures conclude a decade of records in the UK

 

UN Environment Programme: 5 New Year's Resolutions with a Green Twist

 

Flood Resilience Alliance: Flood resilience measurement for communities

 

UNESCO: Global water security case studies

 

Haiti 10 Years After the Earthquake

 

World Bank: Act carefully or drown. 3 lessons from New Orleans for Sri Lanka

 

EU Annual Progress Report of the European and Global Drought Observatories, 2019

 

Beijing cuts city smog by more than 17% in 2019

 

Ugandan walkers plant trees to keep the climate fit

 

Climate activist Greta Thunberg named Time Magazine's 2019 "Person of the Year"

 

 

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