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17th - 23rd February 2024

 

Country Hazards

Afghanistan

Afghanistan - Landslide (NOAA-CPC, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 20 February 2024) - Afghanistan | ReliefWeb

Destructive avalanche hits Afghanistan, leaving at least 25 people dead - The Watchers

 

Australia

Sydney asbestos scare: How a mulch discovery has sent a city scrambling - BBC News

Thousands urged to evacuate as wildfire rages near Ballarat, Victoria - The Watchers

 

Bolivia

Bolivia floods: Alert as torrential rains kill dozens - BBC News

 

Brazil

Brazil - 8 Killed in Floods and Landslides As Rain Lashes State of Rio de Janeiro - FloodList

 

China

Severe sandstorms hit parts of NW China - The Watchers

Container ship hits bridge in south China, killing 5 and knocking section of roadway into the water | AP News

Dozens of cars pile up after icy Chinese highway crash - BBC News

 

Indonesia

Indonesia - Landslides and floods (Reliefweb, CatNat, media, NOAA-CPC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 21 February 2024) - Indonesia | ReliefWeb

Indonesia hit by some of strongest winds recorded - BBC News

 

Lebanon

Building collapse in Beirut suburb kills 4 and rescuers are searching for others | AP News

 

Netherlands

Two workers die in bridge collapse in Dutch city of Lochem - BBC News

 

Pakistan

Pakistan - Severe weather and landslide (PDMA, NOAA-CPC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 21 February 2024) - Pakistan | ReliefWeb

 

Peru

Peru - Floods (INDECI, SENAHMI, UN OCHA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 21 February 2024) - Peru | ReliefWeb

 

Spain

Valencia fire: High-rise building engulfed by flames in Spain - BBC News

Witnesses recount horror of Valencia tower block fire - BBC News

 

Thailand

Thailand - Severe weather (ADINet, TMD) (ECHO Daily Flash of 20 February 2024) - Thailand | ReliefWeb

Thailand: Adverse weather forecast across northern and central regions through at least Feb. 26 | Crisis24 (garda.com)

 

Venezuela

At least 23 dead after open-pit gold mine collapses in Venezuela | News | Al Jazeera

 

Other items of interest

Eighth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2025) | UNDRR 2-6 June 2025 Geneva

2023: A historic year of U.S. billion-dollar weather and climate disasters | NOAA Climate.gov

Epidemiological update: West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2023 (europa.eu)

More than half of the world's countries at 'high' risk of measles outbreaks, WHO warns (telegraph.co.uk)

A Rare Tropical Storm in the South Atlantic (nasa.gov)

'Zombie Fires' burning at an alarming rate in Canada - BBC News

Largest winter snowfall since 1975 and severe cold leave nearly 668 000 livestock dead in Mongolia - The Watchers

Disaster hazard research conducted by Australia's Monash University leads to new SNOMED CT content

International Horizon Scanning and Learning Report: Impact of Poverty on Babies Children and Young People Report 48-Feb-2024.pdf - WHO Collaborating Centre on Investment for Health and Well-being (Public Health Wales) phwwhocc.co.uk

 

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10th - 16th February 2024

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Victoria fires and storms destroy at least 60 homes as prolonged power outage payments announced | Victoria | The Guardian

Australia - Severe weather and bushfires

 

Brazil

Brazil - Severe weather (Reliefweb, INMET, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 16 February 2024) - Brazil | ReliefWeb

 

Cyprus

50 homes damaged, 5 destroyed by twin tornadoes in Limassol, Cyprus - The Watchers

 

Ecuador

Ecuador - Severe weather (Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos del Ecuador (SGR), INAMHI Ecuador) (ECHO Daily Flash of 16 February 2024) - Ecuador | ReliefWeb

 

Indonesia

Indonesia - Floods and landslides (BNPB, ADINet, BMKG) (ECHO Daily Flash of 12 February 2024) - Indonesia | ReliefWeb

Indonesia: Disruptions due to flooding ongoing across Demak Regency, Central Java Province, as of Feb. 13 | Crisis24 (garda.com)

 

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan - Landslide (Kazhydromet, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 12 February 2024) - Kazakhstan | ReliefWeb

 

New Zealand

Major wildfire in Christchurch's Port Hills, state of emergency declared, New Zealand - The Watchers

 

Oman

Oman - Floods, update (media, Civil Aviation Authority) (ECHO Daily Flash of 14 February 2024) - Oman | ReliefWeb

Floods in northern Oman claim three lives, cause widespread evacuations - The Watchers

 

Sweden

Sweden: Police find dead person inside charred remains of a water park under construction | The Independent

 

Tanzania

Severe weather forecast in Tanzania following deadly lightning strikes - The Watchers

 

Turkey

Türkiye - Floods and landslides (media, MGM - Turkish State Meteorological Service) (ECHO Daily Flash of 14 February 2024) - Türkiye | ReliefWeb

Turkey mine: 'Race against time' to free workers after landslide - BBC News

 

Other items of interest

Multi-country outbreak of cholera, External situation report #11 - 12 February 2024 (who.int)

Children most at risk as measles cases soar from Ethiopia to Yemen | Context

High vaccination coverage key against expected increase of measles cases in the EU/EEA (europa.eu)

WHO launches data visualization dashboard on antimicrobial resistance and use

FAO proposes five key actions to address climate-conflict nexus at the United Nations Security Council

Conflict and climate change are supercharging malaria, but it can be stopped (telegraph.co.uk)

Nature is staging a comeback: UN recognizes seven World Restoration Flagships (fao.org)

Asian superbug Klebsiella pneumoniae spreads in European hospitals (telegraph.co.uk)

WMO supports Cambodia and Lao PDR to strengthen early warnings

Inequality persists after an earthquake's impact - Temblor.net

Mosquito swarms bring 'triple whammy' of infectious disease to Timor-Leste (telegraph.co.uk)

England and Wales in whooping cough epidemic, experts warn (telegraph.co.uk)

 

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3rd - 9th February 2024

 

Regional Hazards

South America

Epidemiological Alert: Western Equine Encephalitis in the Region of the Americas, 8 February 2024 - World | ReliefWeb

 

Country Hazards

Australia

As WA heatwave continues, data shows almost five times more people hospitalised by hot weather than bushfires - ABC News

 

Brazil

Rio de Janeiro: Dengue spike prompts health emergency ahead of Carnival - BBC News

Brazil starts mass vaccination amid upsurge in dengue fever | Brazil | The Guardian

 

Cambodia

Avian Influenza A (H5N1) - Cambodia (who.int)

 

Canada

'My whole house is buried': Nova Scotia gets extreme snow - BBC News

Historic snowstorm paralyzes central and eastern Nova Scotia, Canada - The Watchers

 

Chile

Chile - Wildfires, update (SENAPRED, Copernicus EMSR, JRC GWIS, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 07 February 2024) - Chile | ReliefWeb

Chile wildfires: Hundreds missing as thousands of homes burn - BBC News

Fires Rage in Central Chile (nasa.gov)

 

China

China: Snowstorms spoil Lunar New Year travel for millions - BBC News

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo

UNICEF strengthens response to DRC's worst floods in 60 years and growing cholera outbreak - Democratic Republic of the Congo | ReliefWeb

 

Ethiopia

Ethiopian official: at least 372 deaths due to hunger in two regions in last 6 months | Reuters

 

Iceland

Lava flows over roads and bursts water pipe after Iceland eruption - BBC News

 

Indonesia

Indonesia - Floods and landslides (BNPB, BMKG) (ECHO Daily Flash of 07 February 2024) - Indonesia | ReliefWeb

Indonesia - Strong winds (BNPB, ADINet, BMKG) (ECHO Daily Flash of 09 February 2024) - Indonesia | ReliefWeb

 

Japan

Heavy snowfall hits Tokyo, injuring more than 130 people and causing traffic chaos, Japan - The Watchers

 

Kazakhstan

Severe snowstorm paralyzes Astana, Kazakhstan - The Watchers

Kazakhstan Declares State Of Emergency In East Over Heavy Snowfall (rferl.org)

 

Mexico

'People will keep dying': Fentanyl crisis grips Mexico's border cities - BBC News

 

Mongolia

Mongolia Cold Wave (Dzud) response 2024 - DREF Operation (MDRMN020) - Mongolia | ReliefWeb

Another severe winter in Mongolia as climate change puts children at risk - Save the Children | Save the Children International

 

Nigeria

NCDC Lassa Fever Situation Report Epi Week 1: 1st - 7th January 2024 - Nigeria | ReliefWeb

 

Pakistan

Pakistan - Flood (NOAA-CPC, CatNat, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 05 February 2024) - Pakistan | ReliefWeb

 

Philippines

Philippines: Floods and landslides in Mindanao (NDRRMC, DSWD, PAGASA, AHA Centre, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 09 February 2024) - Philippines | ReliefWeb

Six killed, 46 missing after massive landslide hits Davao de Oro, Philippines - The Watchers

Widespread floods and landslides in southern Philippines claim 14 lives - The Watchers

 

Somalia

Somalia - Cholera outbreaks (DG ECHO, Somalian Ministry of Health, UN, INGOs) (ECHO Daily Flash of 06 February 2024) - Somalia | ReliefWeb

 

Uruguay

Western Equine Encephalitis - Uruguay (who.int)

 

USA

Atmospheric river: Three killed as record rainfall drenches California - BBC News

Flooding rescues and mudslides after California storms - BBC News

Potent Storm Drenches California (nasa.gov)

Investigators examining collapse of Boise airplane hangar | AP News

Truck driver killed when train derailment collapses Colorado bridge, spilling coal cars onto highway | AP News

 

Other items of interest

 Development of a strategy and action plan on health emergency preparedness, response, and resilience in the WHO European Region (Preparedness 2.0)

Addressing dangerous health narratives in emergencies: an operational toolkit (who.int)

Türkiye and Syria earthquakes - one year on

BBC returns to ghost town flattened by Japan quake - BBC News

Global Climate Highlights 2023 | Copernicus

California's hydro-climate whiplash explained - BBC News

El Niño and climate crisis raise drought fears in Madagascar | | UN News

UN food agency ramps up deliveries amid worsening food security in Ethiopia | UN News

GIDRM_DisasterRisks__Migration__ForcedDisplacement_Colombia_2023.pdf

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin -  27th January - 2nd February 2024

27th January - 2nd February 2024

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Australia hit by severe heatwave as inland areas forecast to suffer hottest days since black summer bushfires | Australia weather | The Guardian

Category 2 Tropical Cyclone 'Kirrily' makes landfall between Townsville and Ingham, Queensland - The Watchers

 

Brazil

Brazil - Floods (Civil Protection Bahia, Reliefweb, INMET) (ECHO Daily Flash of 31 January 2024) - Brazil | ReliefWeb

Joinville: Acid spill covers Brazil river in thick white foam - BBC News

 

Chile

Red alert issued for extreme heat in Chile's Santiago Metropolitan Region - The Watchers

 

China

Heavy snow, rain threaten travel chaos during China's Lunar New Year | CNN

China issues first Orange alert for freezing rain and snow since 2010 - The Watchers

 

Colombia

Colombia - Wildfires (ReliefWeb, UNGRD-Colombia) (ECHO Daily Flash of 29 January 2024) - Colombia | ReliefWeb

 

Ecuador

Ecuador - Floods (WHO PAHO, media, Ecuador Government, INAMHI) (ECHO Daily Flash of 02 February 2024) - Ecuador | ReliefWeb

 

Indonesia

Indonesia - Floods and strong winds (BMKG, ADINet, ADINet) (ECHO Daily Flash of 29 January 2024) - Indonesia | ReliefWeb

Indonesia - Floods (ADINet, BMKG) (ECHO Daily Flash of 31 January 2024) - Indonesia | ReliefWeb

 

Kenya

Nairobi fire: Gas blast in Kenyan capital kills three and injures nearly 300 - BBC News

 

Norway

Norway's most powerful storm in over 30 years rips roofs off houses, cuts power | AP News

Norway's most powerful storm in over 30 years rips roofs off houses, cuts power | AP News

 

Peru

Peru - Severe weather, floods and landslides (INDECI, SENAHMI) (ECHO Daily Flash of 29 January 2024) - Peru | ReliefWeb

 

Philippines

Philippines - Floods and landslides, update (ADINet, PAGASA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 02 February 2024) - Philippines | ReliefWeb

Philippines - Landslide (media, PAGASA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 01 February 2024) - Philippines | ReliefWeb

Philippines - Severe weather, update (PAGASA, NDRRMC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 31 January 2024) - Philippines | ReliefWeb

 

Romania

Romania - Snow Avalanche (CatNat, media, MeteoRomania)(ECHO Daily Flash of 01 February 2024) - Romania

 

Spain

Catalonia's worst drought in a century prompts declaration of drought emergency, new water restrictions, Spain - The Watchers

 

South Africa

South Africa - Wildfires, update (JRC GWIS, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 31 January 2024) - South Africa | ReliefWeb

Fire Nears Pringle Bay (nasa.gov)

 

Thailand

Thailand - Floods (ADINet, Reliefweb, TMD) (ECHO Daily Flash of 30 January 2024) - Thailand | ReliefWeb

 

USA

Plane sparks fire after crashing into Florida trailer park - BBC News

 

Other items of interest

WHO benchmarks for strengthening health emergency capacities. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2023. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.

Global status of multi-hazard early warning systems 2023 (undrr.org) 

Uncounted costs - Data gaps hide the true human impacts of disasters in 2023 | UNDRR

GAR Special Report 2023: Mapping resilience for the sustainable development goals | UNDRR

Closing climate and disaster data gaps: New challenges, new thinking | UNDRR

Disability, displacement and disaster resilience: Ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities in situations of forced displacement and statelessness | UNDRR

Advancing disability inclusion in local disaster risk reduction: Analysis and recommendations from the pilot implementation of the disaster resilience Scorecard for cities - Annex for the inclusion of persons with disabilities. | UNDRR

Beyond parametric: Insuring the IFRC Disaster Response Emergency Fund — Centre for Disaster Protection

 

A recent publication of note

 

The Documentary - Reducing risks in a risky world - BBC Sounds

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin -  20th - 26th January 2024

20th - 26th January 2024

 

Country Hazards

Brazil

Brazil - Severe weather (PAHO, Governo Municipal de Socorro, INMET) (ECHO Daily Flash of 24 January 2024) - Brazil | ReliefWeb

 

Canada

Six dead after plane carrying Rio Tinto workers to diamond mine crashes in Canada - BBC News

 

China

Death toll in southwestern China landslide rises to 39, with 5 people still missing | AP News

Xinyu: Dozens dead after fire breaks out in China shop - BBC News

China: 13 dead after school dormitory fire in Henan province - BBC News

China earthquake: 7.1 magnitude quake rattles part of Western China | AP News

 

Colombia

Colombia - Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, CatNat) (ECHO Daily Flash of 22 January 2024) - Colombia | ReliefWeb

State of emergency declared in Santander and Cundinamarca as fires ravage Colombian forests - The Watchers

  

Czech Republic

A fast train and a truck collide in eastern Czech Republic, killing 1 and injuring 19 people | AP News

 

France

France - Snow Avalanche (media, Meteo France) (ECHO Daily Flash of 21 January 2024) - France

 

Indonesia

Indonesia - Severe weather (ADINet, BMKG) (ECHO Daily Flash of 24 January 2024) - Indonesia | ReliefWeb

Indonesia - Severe weather (BNPB, ADINet, catnat, BMKG) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 January 2024) - Indonesia | ReliefWeb

 

Malaysia

Malaysia - Floods (ADINet, MET Malaysia) (ECHO Daily Flash of 25 January 2024) - Malaysia | ReliefWeb

 

Mali

Mali gold mine collapse kills dozens - BBC News

 

Mongolia

Mongolia: Six dead after liquified natural gas tanker crashes - BBC News

 

Mozambique

Mozambique - Severe weather (INAM, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 25 January 2024) - Mozambique | ReliefWeb

 

Somalia

Somalia - Cholera outbreak (DG ECHO, UN, INGOs) (ECHO Daily Flash of 23 January 2024) - Somalia | ReliefWeb

 

Tanzania

Tanzania - Floods (media, Tanzania Meteorological Agency) (ECHO Daily Flash of 24 January 2024) - United Republic of Tanzania | ReliefWeb

Tanzania - Flash floods (Tanzania Meteorological Agency, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 January 2024) - United Republic of Tanzania | ReliefWeb

 

UK

Storm Isha: Two dead and thousands left without power - BBC News

 

USA

A house fire in Indiana has killed 5 children and injured another | AP News

USA - Floods in California Prompt Dramatic Rescues in San Diego - FloodList

 

Zambia

Zambia mine: Chinese nationals among miners trapped in flooded shaft - BBC News

Zambia: All school-aged children out of school as deadly cholera outbreak kills over 500 people - Zambia | ReliefWeb

 

Other items of interest

WHO releases AI ethics and governance guidance for large multi-modal models

Cameroon launches world's first routine malaria vaccine programme (telegraph.co.uk)

Europe reports 'alarming rise' in measles after cases surge in 2023 (telegraph.co.uk)

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin -  13th - 19th January 2024

13th - 19th January 2024

 

Regional Hazards

Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - Record floodings (DG ECHO, INGO Forum, IFRC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 16 January 2024) - Democratic Republic of the Congo | ReliefWeb

Republic of the Congo - Floods (WHO, IFRC, Direction de la Meteorologie) (ECHO Daily Flash of 17 January 2024) - Congo | ReliefWeb

 

Mauritius and Reunion

Reunion, Mauritius - Tropical cyclone BELAL, update (GDACS, Meteo France La Reunion, Mauritius Met Service, UN OCHA, NASA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 18 January 2024) - Reunion (France) | ReliefWeb

Mauritius and Reunion assess damage from Indian Ocean cyclone that killed at least 4 people | AP News

Mauritius lifts maximum alert, assesses devastation after passage of storm Belal (france24.com)

Tropical Cyclone Belal (nasa.gov)

 

North America

Winter storms cause over 40 deaths across nine US states - The Watchers

Major winter storm hits southern Ontario, causes blizzard conditions and power outages, Canada - The Watchers

Arctic Chill Sweeps U.S. (nasa.gov)

In pictures: US and Canada blanketed by frigid air - BBC News

 

Southern Africa

As cholera cases continue to rise in parts of Southern Africa, UNICEF calls for increased focus on children in the cholera response

 

Country Hazards

Bolivia

Bolivia - Floods (SENAMHI, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 17 January 2024) - Bolivia (Plurinational State of) | ReliefWeb

 

Brazil

Brazil - Floods and landslides (media, INMET) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 January 2024) - Brazil | ReliefWeb

Natural Hazards Monitoring - Severe Weather Brazil - 18 January 2024 - PAHO/WHO | Pan American Health Organization

Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state confronts flood damage after heavy rain kills at least 12 | AP News

 

China

At least 10 killed in China mining accident | News | Al Jazeera

 

Colombia

Colombia - Landslide (IDEAM, NOAA-CPC, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 January 2024) - Colombia | ReliefWeb

A mudslide in Colombia has killed at least 34 people and injured dozens of others | AP News

 

Iceland

Iceland lava slowing down after day of destruction - BBC News

 

India

India boat accident: At least 10 schoolchildren dead after vessel capsized - BBC News

 

Indonesia

Indonesia - Floods (ADINet, BMKG) (ECHO Daily Flash of 18 January 2024) - Indonesia | ReliefWeb

 

Malawi

Malawi - Floods (NOAA-CPC, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 January 2024) - Malawi | ReliefWeb

 

Nigeria

Ibadan explosion in Nigeria: 'The roof fell on my mother in bed' - BBC News

Two dead, dozens injured in explosion in southwest Nigeria | News | Al Jazeera

 

Peru

Peru - Landslide (CatNat, media, NOAA-CPC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 17 January 2024) - Peru | ReliefWeb

 

Philippines

Philippines - Floods and landslides, update (ADINet, media, PAGASA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 January 2024) - Philippines | ReliefWeb

Heavy rains, deadly landslide hit Mindanao, Philippines - The Watchers

10 people dead after a landslide buries a house in the southern Philippines, officials say | AP News

 

South Africa

South Africa - Floods, update (South African Weather Service, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 17 January 2024) - South Africa | ReliefWeb

Violent thunderstorms cause deadly floods in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - The Watchers

 

Syria

Syria - Floods (DG ECHO, DG ECHO partners, NOAA-CPC, NWS ICCG, ACTED) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 January 2024) - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Flooding submerges refugee camp in northwestern Syria | Weather News | Al Jazeera

 

Tanzania

Landslide in small-scale mine leaves 22 dead in Tanzania | Mining News | Al Jazeera

Tanzania - Landslide (media, NOAA-CPC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 16 January 2024) - United Republic of Tanzania | ReliefWeb

 

Thailand

At least 17 people killed in explosion at Thai fireworks factory | News | Al Jazeera

 

UK

Measles outbreak could spread warns UKHSA Chief Executive - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

USA

Oregon winter storm: Power line falls on car, killing 3 and hurting a baby | AP News

Hot air balloon crash kills four and injures one in Arizona desert - BBC News

NTSB investigating Brightline high speed train crashes that killed 3 in Florida | AP News

Celebrity Cruise Norovirus Outbreak leaves over 90 passengers ill - Outbreak News Today

 

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe - Surge in the number of Cholera cases (DG ECHO, MOHCC, WHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 January 2024) - Zimbabwe | ReliefWeb

 

Other items of interest

Cholera cases soar globally; Malawi, Haiti deadliest outbreaks, WHO reports | UN News

Europe: 1.4 million lives saved thanks to COVID-19 vaccines | UN News

2.7 million Zimbabweans need food aid as El Nino compounds a drought crisis, UN food program says | AP News

Greenland losing 30m tonnes of ice an hour, study reveals | Ice | The Guardian

Kashmir's rare snowless winter sets off alarm bells - BBC News

Bangladesh: Sea level rise to expose drinking well water to arsenic | PreventionWeb

Rusting Rivers (nasa.gov)

 

A recent publication of note

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin -  6th - 12th January 2024  

6th -  12th January 2024

 

Country Hazards

Austria

Austrian ski gondola crashes in Hochoetz injuring Danish family - BBC News

 

Bangladesh

A fire in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh guts more than 1,000 shelters | AP News

 

Brazil

Brazil - Severe weather (INMET, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 11 January 2024) - Brazil | ReliefWeb

 

Congo

Supporting flood emergency response in Congo - Congo | ReliefWeb

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Floods (media, NOAA-CPC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 12 January 2024) - Democratic Republic of the Congo | ReliefWeb

DR Congo floods: Chaos in Kinshasa as river rises to near-record level - BBC News

 

Ecuador

Ecuador - Landslide (ECHO Daily Flash of 11 January 2024) - Ecuador | ReliefWeb

 

Germany

Hamburg hospital fire kills four patients - BBC News

 

Indonesia

Four killed, many injured in two-train collision in Indonesia's West Java | transport News | Al Jazeera

Drone footage shows aftermath of Indonesia train crash - BBC News

Indonesia - Landslide and strong wind (ADINet, media, BMKG) (ECHO Daily Flash of 9 January 2024) - Indonesia | ReliefWeb

Indonesia - Floods (BNPB, BMKG) (ECHO Daily Flash of 5 January 2024) - Indonesia | ReliefWeb

 

Italy

Deadly avalanche strikes Italy's Piedmont region - The Watchers

Two dead in Italy avalanche as extreme weather continues across Europe | Euronews

 

Japan

Japan - Earthquake, update (FDMA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 8 January 2024) - Japan | ReliefWeb

Japan earthquake: Video shows buildings swept away by landslide in Wajima - BBC News

Death toll from Japanese quake jumps to 161 as snow hinders relief efforts | Earthquakes News | Al Jazeera

 

Malaysia

Malaysia - Floods (media, MET Malaysia) (ECHO Daily Flash of 9 January 2024) - Malaysia | ReliefWeb

 

Peru

Peru - Severe weather, floods and landslides, update (SENAHMI Peru, INDECI) (ECHO Daily Flash of 11 January 2024) - Peru | ReliefWeb

 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Speed Racer actor Christian Oliver and daughters die in plane crash - BBC News

 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka - Heavy rain and floods (DG ECHO, NDRSC, Meteo Sri Lanka) (ECHO Daily Flash of 11 January 2024) - Sri Lanka | ReliefWeb

 

Tanzania

Tanzania - Flash floods and landslides (ECHO Daily Flash of 12 January 2024) - United Republic of Tanzania | ReliefWeb

 

Thailand

Zika cases surge by almost 300pc in Thailand (telegraph.co.uk)

 

Ukraine

Ukraine - Cold wave (Meteo Ukraine, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 10 January 2024) - Ukraine | ReliefWeb

 

USA

Winter Storm Wallops the U.S. (nasa.gov)

Five dead as storm brings floods to US north-east - BBC News

Extreme weather wreaks havoc across the US - BBC News

Watch waves gush ashore as storms batter California - BBC News

Aerial video shows impact of an explosion in Texas hotel - BBC News

Cars screeching and kids crying: Deadly 35-vehicle crash kills two in California - BBC News

 

Zambia

Zambia cholera: President Hakainde Hichilema urges people to move to villages - BBC News

 

Other items of interest

Global Risks Report 2024: Growing risks and capacities to respond | PreventionWeb

UNDRR and WMO (2023). Global Status of Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems

WMO Early Warnings for All Dashboard (wmo.int)

COP28: Joint statement on the future of the Santiago network | UNOPS_UNDRR

'stounding' ocean temperatures in 2023 intensified extreme weather, data shows | Oceans | The Guardian

Multi-country outbreak of cholera, External situation report #10 - 11 January 2024 (who.int)

Breaking the Silence: Ten humanitarian crises that didn't make headlines in 2023 | CARE International (care-international.org)

Extreme Nordic Cold (nasa.gov)

Flooding Along the River Trent (nasa.gov)

WHO certifies Cabo Verde as malaria-free, marking a historic milestone in the fight against malaria

IOM Environmental Migration Portal and IDMC: Displacement indicators for DRR Proposed set of metrics and indicators to integrate displacement dimensions in DRR

UNDRR/ISC Hazard Information Profiles (HIPs) | PreventionWeb

Hazard Information Profiles (HIPs) online reference

A description of each of the 302 hazard information profiles (HIPs), developed using a consultative process by scientists and experts across the globe.

Responding to increasing calls for ' data revolution, rigorous accountability mechanisms and renewed global partnerships', the UNDRR/ISC Hazards Information Profiles (2021) and the UNDRR/ISC Technical report (2020) provide an important resource to support the implementation of disaster risk reduction and risk-informed investment, aligned with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, but also the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Sustainable Financing. It provides a common set of hazard definitions to Governments and stakeholders to inform their strategies and actions on risk reduction and management.

Specifically, both publications (the profiles and the technical report) could support the development and updating of national and local disaster risk reduction strategies and loss databases, as well as integrating disaster risk reduction into national statistics, legal, accounting and regulatory frameworks and public and private policy, financing and investment decisions.

Aligned with the UNDRR-ISC Hazard Definition and Classification Review - Technical report, the HIPs are divided into eight hazard types. Each hazard type is further divided by cluster type and covers a variable number of specific hazards.

 

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Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin -  23rd December 2023 - 5th January 2024

23rd December 2023 - 5th January 2024

 

Regional Hazards

Malaysia and Thailand

Malaysia and Thailand - Floods (DG ECHO, DG ECHO Partners, Governments, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 28 December 2023) - Malaysia | ReliefWeb

 

Northern Europe

Europe hit by extreme cold causing deadly floods across the continent | Euronews

Finland avalanche leaves two dead as extreme cold grips Nordic countries | Europe weather | The Guardian

Drivers stranded overnight on Sweden's E22 motorway in deep snow - BBC News

Europe cold weather leaves thousands without power | CTV News

 

Western Europe

Storm Zoltan hits western Europe, causing widespread damage and fatalities - The Watchers

Scandinavia's Extreme Cold vs. Western Europe's Storms (bnnbreaking.com)

 

Country Hazards

Argentina

Western equine encephalitis - Argentina (who.int)

 

Australia

Destructive thunderstorms hit Australia's east coast, leaving 10 fatalities - The Watchers

Australia: Child among 10 killed after severe storms hit country's east - BBC News

Australia: Moment house collapses in Perth wildfire - BBC News

Heat: The silent killer stalking Australia's summer - BBC News

 

Austria

A fire at a bar in Austria kills 1 and severely injures 21 New Year's party revelers | AP News

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Floods and landslides claim more than 60 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo - The Watchers

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Floods (DG ECHO, NOAA-CPC, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 3 January 2024) - Democratic Republic of the Congo | ReliefWeb

 

France

1 dead as floods sweep parts of France (aa.com.tr)

France - Hundreds Evacuated Again After Further Floods in North - FloodList

 

Finland

Finland avalanche leaves two dead as extreme cold grips Nordic countries | Europe weather | The Guardian

 

India

Delhi temperature: North India shivers under the grip of cold wave - BBC News

 

Indonesia

Indonesia - Volcanic eruption (DG ECHO, BNPB, MAGMA Indonesia, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 3 January 2024) - Indonesia | ReliefWeb

Three killed, 28 injured in two-train collision in Indonesia's West Java | transport News | Al Jazeera

Indonesia - Floods (BNPB, BMKG) (ECHO Daily Flash of 5 January 2024)

 

Japan

Destructive M7.6 earthquake in Japan results in at least 73 fatalities, 1.2 m (4 feet) tsunami waves, and a land shift of up to 3 m (10 feet) - The Watchers

Japan earthquakes: Over 80 dead and dozens still missing | AP News

Japan - Earthquake, update ( FDMA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 4 January 2024) - Japan | ReliefWeb

Japan earthquake: Nearly 250 missing as hope for survivors fades - BBC News

Japan plane crash: Five crewmembers dead, hundreds evacuated safely | AP News

 

Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone 'Alvaro' makes landfall in Madagascar - The Watchers

Madagascar - Tropical Cyclone ALVARO (GDACS, BNGRC, Meteo Madagascar) (ECHO Daily Flash of 3 January 2024) - Madagascar | ReliefWeb

 

Malaysia

Malaysia - Floods ( DG ECHO Partners, MET Malaysia, ADINet, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 27 December 2023) - Malaysia | ReliefWeb

 

Norway

Snowstorm paralyzes southern Norway, leaving thousands without power - The Watchers

 

South Africa

Flash floods kill 21 people in South Africa's coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal, police say | AP News

 

Thailand

Severe flooding hits southern Thailand - The Watchers

 

Turkey

Turkey: Chain-reaction crash in dense fog kills 10 on a motorway | AP News

 

United Kingdom

Storm Henk wreaks havoc across UK, leaving one dead and thousands without power - The Watchers

UK - Evacuations and Rescues After Storm Henk Leaves Widespread Flooding - FloodList

Hundreds more homes flooded after torrential rain - BBC News

Flooding latest: Hundreds more homes flooded in England after torrential rain - BBC News

 

USA

Four children killed in a fire at a multifamily home in Connecticut | AP News

24 Injured In New York City Subway Crash | Forbes

 

Zambia

Zambia - Cholera outbreak (DG ECHO, Zambia National Public Health Institute, DG ECHO partners) (ECHO Daily Flash of 04 January 2024) - Zambia | ReliefWeb

 

Other items of interest

COP28 ends with call to ‘transition away' from fossil fuels; UN's Guterres says phaseout is inevitable | COP28 ends with call to ‘transition away' from fossil fuels; UN's Guterres says phaseout of oil, coal and gas is inevitable UN News

Flagship economic report highlights why global cooperation is key | UN News

Sustainable Development Goals Report card 1: Half-way to the global goals deadline | UN News

‘Act on the lessons of COVID-19', Guterres says on Epidemic Preparedness Day  | UN News

Dengue spike fuels concerns of public health threat in previously untouched countries: WHO | UN News

WHO prequalifies a second malaria vaccine, a significant milestone in prevention of the disease

Japan's Earthquake Drills: How Preparedness Culture Saves Lives (northeastern.edu)

Unicef delivers half a million vaccines into Gaza to prevent spread of childhood disease (telegraph.co.uk)

It's not just bullets and bombs. I have never seen health organisations as worried as they are about disease in Gaza | Devi Sridhar | The Guardian

Half of Gazans Are at Risk of Starving, U.N. Warns - The New York Times

 

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