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Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 18th - 24th September 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 18th - 24th September 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 24th September 2021

 

Global Hazards

Moderately strong M2.8 and M1.8 solar flares erupt from AR 2871

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Rare M5.9 earthquake hits near Melbourne, Australia

 

Brazil

Brazil: Additional leishmaniasis cases reported in Tres Lagoas

 

Chile

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Biobio, Chile

 

China

H5N6 avian influenza case reported in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province

 

Haiti

Haiti reports African Swine Fever from province bordering Dominican Republic

 

India

Rivers overflow after heavy rain, affecting 1.2 million and claiming 10 lives in West Bengal, India

 

Italy

Eruption at Etna volcano ejects ash up to 9 km (29 500 feet) a.s.l., Italy

 

Japan

Eruption at Suwanosejima, Volcanic Alert Level raised to 3, Japan

 

Madagascar

Pneumonic plague in Madagascar update, More cases confirmed

 

Nicaragua

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua

 

Peru

Delta variant has become the predominant variant in Peru

 

Russia

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kuril Islands, Russia

 

Spain

Homes flooded, cars swept away after severe flash floods hit Huelva, Spain

 

More than 320 buildings destroyed by lava at La Palma, Canary Islands

 

United Kingdom

Mad cow disease case reported on Somerset farm in England

 

United States of America

New Jersey reports West Nile virus death in Camden County man

 

Waterspout outbreak at Lake Michigan, expected to spread to other portions of Great Lakes

 

Ash emissions at Semisopochnoi increase, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Alaska

 

Boom-like sounds associated with fireball over northern Virginia and eastern West Virginia, U.S.

 

Other items of interest

WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines

 

Compendium of WHO and other UN guidance on health and environment

 

Addressing Disaster Workforce Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

COVID-19 Research Project Tracker by UKCDR & GloPID-R

 

Finding the evidence: Coronavirus                            

 

ACCESS TO GENDER-RESPONSIVE AND RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE

 

WORDS INTO ACTION: NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

 

LGBTQIA+ PEOPLE AND DISASTERS; A NEED FOR POLICY GUIDANCE

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 11th - 17th September 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 11th-17th September 2021

 

Coronavirus

 

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 16th September 2021

 

 

Country Hazards

 

Canada

 

Canadian prairie ranchers struggle with drought conditions

Ex-Hurricane "Larry" dumping heavy snow over Greenland after making landfall in Newfoundland, Canada

 

China

 

At least 3 killed, 60 injured after shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Sichuan, China

 

 

Colombia

 

500 000 people at risk of flooding after La Mojana dam overflows, Colombia

 

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

 

Massacres persist despite martial law in DR Congo, says HRW

 

 

France

 

Gard hit by historic rainfall -- more than 2 months' worth of rain in just 3 hours, France

 

French storms: Nine drown in choppy Mediterranean sea

 

 

Guinea

 

Guinea - Floods Leave 5 Dead, 800 Homes Destroyed and 2,500 People Displaced

 

 

Haiti 

One month after Haiti earthquake, about 260,000 children still need humanitarian assistance

 

India

 

More than 1.6 million affected after extremely heavy rains hit Gujarat, India 

 

India - Thousands Displaced by Floods in Gujarat After 500mm of Rain in 24 Hours

 

 

Indonesia

 

 2 570 homes damaged or destroyed by floods, Indonesia

 

 

Japan

 

Tropical Storm "Chanthu" approaching Japan, residents advised to be on alert for landslides, strong winds and high waves

 

Eruption at Suwanosejima, Volcanic Alert Level raised to 3, Japan

 

 

Lesotho

 

Lesotho / Southern Africa: Windstorms - Emergency Plan of Action, DREF Operation MDRLS005

 

 

Malaysia

 

Malaysia - Heavy Rain Causes Severe Floods and Landslides in Sabah 

 

Myanmar

Thousands stranded and displaced by floods in Myanmar receive support from UNICEF 

 

Nigeria 

Severe flash floods hit capital Abuja, claiming the lives of 4 people, Nigeria

 

Portugal 

Strong earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

 

 

Spain 

 

Spain fire: Thousands flee blaze near Costa del Sol town

 

Spain: Large forest fire in Andalusia under rain control

 

 

South Sudan

 

UN estimates 80,000 people have been displaced by fighting in South Sudan's Tambura County  

 

 

Tuvalu 

Communities in Tuvalu face drought disaster

 

Ukraine 

Ukraine: Dozens of schoolchildren in Khmelnytsky sickened with food poisoning

 

United States of America 

 

Tropical storm Nicholas brings heavy rain to Texas and Louisiana  

 

Nicholas Soaks the Gulf Coast 

 

California fires: General Sherman and other sequoias given blankets

 

 

Other items of interest 

 

Act now to slow climate change and protect the planet, urges UN chief

 

WMO.. GCP, IPCC, UNEP, WHO and partners United in Science 2021 A multi-organization high-level compilation of the latest climate science information

 

WHO Global Strategy on Health, Environment and Climate Change

 

'Tipping point' for climate action: Time's running out to avoid catastrophic heating

 

Climate change is making India's west coast more vulnerable to cyclones

 

BBC: Climate change: World now sees twice as many days over 50C 

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of PH: COVID-19 situational report: 14/9/2021

Africa faces 470 million COVID-19 vaccine shortfall in 2021

New study challenges understanding of pandemic preparedness and resilience in Africa

The John Snow Annual Pumphandle Lecture 8 September 2021: Dr Anthony Fauci - COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Remaining Challenges - video recording.

First global study on wildfire pollution reveals important increase in mortality

Canada election: Lytton fire puts village at centre of debate

When rivers are contaminated, floods are only the first problem

Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world

FAO, UNDP and UNEP A multi-billion-dollar opportunity - Repurposing agricultural support to transform food systems 

From knowing to doing: evidence use in the humanitarian sector

 


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Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 4th - 10th September 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 4th-10th September 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 9th September 2021

 

Regional Hazards 

Super Typhoon "Chanthu" moving toward Philippines, Taiwan and China

Toxic leak from Angola diamond mine kills 12 in DR Congo

 

Country Hazards

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

WHO says meningitis outbreak declared in DR Congo

 

France

Severe floods hit Agen after two months' worth of rain in just 3 hours, France

 

Haiti

HAITI : Grand Sud, areas affected by the latest shocks (earthquake and floods), IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis  September 2021 - June 2022

 

India

Himachal Pradesh: Landslide At Jeori Blocks Shimla-Kinnaur Highway

Assam boat accident: Indian army joins search for the missing in Brahmaputra river

 

Indonesia

Indonesia prison fire: Tangerang jail blaze kills 41 inmates

 

Kenya  

Drought now declared national disaster

 

Lebanon  

Lebanon: A country plunged into darkness

 

Madagascar 

 

Madagascar plague update: 7 dead from pneumonic plague

  

Mexico  

Mexico: Powerful earthquake hits Acapulco

Mexico: Flash flooding sweeps away cars after heavy rain

Flooding hits Mexico hospital, killing 17 patients 

 

New Zealand

 

More heavy rain expected in Auckland after severe flooding caused by 149 percent of August rainfall in just 1 day, New Zealand

 

 

North Macedonia

 

North Macedonia: Deadly fire guts Covid hospital

 

 

Philippines 

Typhoon "Conson" (Jolina) makes landfall in the Philippines, moving toward capital Manila

Rapid Intensification for Typhoon Chanthu

 

Somalia

 

FSNAU-FEWS NET 2021 Post Gu Technical Release - September 9, 2021: Approximately 3.5 million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse outcomes in late 2021

 

Spain

 

 Anthrax outbreak kills dozens of cattle in Spain

 

Sudan

 

Floods cause 'catastrophic devastation' in White Nile, Sudan

 

United States of America 

 Tropical Storm "Mindy" makes landfall in Florida Panhandle, U.S.

Hurricane and Storm Ida

 

Other items of interest 

World Trade Center Health Program - United States, 2012-2020

UNU-EHS (2021). Interconnected Disaster Risks United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS): Bonn, Germany

COVID 19: Impact, Mitigation, Opportunities and Building Resilience From Adversity to Serendipity - Perspectives of global relevance based on research, experience and successes in combating COVID-19 in Sri Lanka 

DG ECHO Guidance Note - Disaster Preparedness 2021

Climate action essential to cool 'season of fire and floods' worldwide: Deputy UN chief

Beijing's flood season ends with 70 percent above average precipitation, China

First post-quake assessment in Haiti finds hunger spike in affected areas

Flooding in Western Europe: what happened in July 2021?

Greece, Turkey battle fierce fires under crushing heat August 2021  

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 28th August - 3rd September 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 28th August - 3rd September 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 3rd September 2021

 

Regional Hazards

North Atlantic

North Atlantic right whales critically endangered by climate crisis, new study finds

 

South America

South America's drought-hit Paraná river at 77-year low

 

Country Hazards

Brazil

Santa Cruz do Sul reports hand, foot and mouth disease outbreaks

 

Chile

Climate change fueling warm ocean 'blob' causing Chile megadrought - study

 

Snow in Chilean desert delivers chill warning on climate

 

Cyprus

Cyprus on alert as Syrian oil slick spreads across Mediterranean

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Monkeypox: DRC reports 600+ cases in past six weeks

 

Japan

Japan reports first 'Mu strain' COVID-19 variant cases

 

Kenya

More than 1,200 dengue fever cases reported in Mombasa County

 

Mexico

One Dead and Seven Missing as Hurricane Nora Hits Mexico's Pacific Coast

 

New Zealand

White Island volcano (New Zealand): continuing ash emissions

 

Nicaragua

Vigorous ash emissions at Telica volcano, Nicaragua

 

Paraguay

Paraguay reports slight increase in dengue in seven regions of the country

 

South Africa

Cold front causes rare snowfall in South Africa

 

Intense cold front affecting South Africa, warnings for disruptive snowfall and severe thunderstorms

 

Spain

'We left it in God's hands': floods wreck Spanish seaside town

 

United States of America

More than 40 killed in US north-east amid sudden heavy rains and flooding

 

Massachusetts reports 1st human West Nile virus case of 2021

 

Other items of interest

Race and COVID-19-related health outcomes

 

Gender and emerging infectious diseases

 

Strengthening the evidence base for decisions on public health and social measures

 

Climate change: Big increase in weather disasters over the past five decades

 

Afghanistan crisis: Food supply for millions could run out this month

 

New data-driven hub aims to detect and prevent next pandemic

 

WMO Atlas of mortality and economic losses from weather climate and water extremes (1970-2019)

 

UNEP Era of leaded petrol over, eliminating a major threat to human and planetary health

 

Highly polluting leaded petrol now eradicated from the world, says UN

 

Meaningful Transfer: Tech-Knowlogical Interdependencies in the Digital Built Environment

> Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 21st-27th August 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 21st - 27th August 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 27th August 2021

 

Country Hazards

Afghanistan

Isis claims responsibility for Kabul airport attack

 

Brazil

Brazil: Great-grandmother, child die from spotted fever in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais

 

Canada

Witnesses 'awestruck' by fireball seen flashing across night sky

 

Ecuador

Ecuador: Salmonella outbreak linked to baptism ceremony sickens dozens

 

Ethiopia

Several killed in Addis Ababa flash floods

 

Japan

Torrential rains cause floods, mudslides in Japan

 

Madagascar

Madagascar on the brink of climate change-induced famine

 

Mexico

Eight people killed as Hurricane Grace hits eastern Mexico

 

Niger

Niger - Flooding Reported in All Regions, Over 60 Dead and 100,000 Affected

 

New Zealand

New Zealand Covid update: national lockdown extended after 70 new cases

 

Sudan

43 fatalities, at least 3 800 homes destroyed as heavy rains and floods hit Sudan

 

United Kingdom

Pork rinds linked to scores of salmonella cases across the UK

 

Toxic mix of chemicals at Solent Hotel leaves 24 in hospital

 

United States of America

Baltimore: 1st human West Nile virus case reported in Maryland

 

Tennessee flooding: Pictures show 'devastating loss' as search begins for more than 40 missing

 

Storm Henri brings strong winds and heavy rain as it makes landfall on Rhode Island

 

Strong earthquake swarm under Kilauea, Alert Level raised to Watch, Hawaii

 

Venezuela

Death toll rises to at least 20 in western Venezuela floods

 

Venezuela: Aftermath of deadly floods and mudslides

 

Other items of interest

Exploring Disaster Human Services for Children and Youth: From Hurricane Katrina to the Paradise Wildfires: Proceedings of a Workshop Series

 

Key Thought Leaders On Confronting Escalating Cyber Attacks: Strategies for Addressing Future Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

 

Global summit of the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI)

 

Knowledge exchange through science diplomacy to assist disaster risk reduction

 

Hot weather and heat extremes: health risks

 

Health in a world of extreme heat

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 14th-20th August 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 14th - 20th August 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 20th August 2021

 

Regional Hazards

Central America

Hurricane "Grace" to make landfall over Yucatan Peninsula, strong winds and dangerous storm surge expected

 

Grace approaching Dominican Republic and Haiti, heavy rainfall expected

 

Country Hazards

Afghanistan

Afghans desperate to leave country remain stuck at Kabul airport

 

Afghanistan under the Taliban: What do we know so far?

 

Bangladesh

Bangladesh dengue outbreak nears 7,000 cases, 30 deaths

 

Brazil

Brazil: Pernambuco state reports 469% increase in chikungunya

 

China

China reports another human H5N6 avian influenza case

 

Côte d'Ivoire

Ebola outbreak: A second suspected case being investigated

 

Germany

Tourist killed as flash flooding hits Germany

 

Suspected tornado rips through northern district

 

Ghana

Major Roads, Bridges and Over 100 Homes Destroyed in Upper West Region Floods

 

Haiti

Hundreds killed as massive earthquake wreaks havoc in Haiti

 

Violent M7.2 earthquake hits Haiti, causing widespread damage and leaving thousands dead and injured

 

Russia

Sheep pox reported in Yaroslavl region, Russia

 

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes South Sandwich Islands region - EMSC

 

Spain

Spain swelters in what might be its hottest day ever

 

United States of America

New York City: Legionnaires' Disease Cluster in Harlem

 

Kentucky: Rise in HIV cases reported in Louisville

 

Tropical Storm Fred lashes Florida and spawns tornadoes in Georgia

 

Storm tracker: At least 35 missing after Fred sweeps North Carolina; Hurricane Grace forms as Henri eyes New England

 

US declares first-ever water shortage for Lake Mead, its largest reservoir

 

Vanuatu

Tsunami warning after 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the Pacific Ocean

 

Venezuela

Venezuela: Salmonella outbreak sickens nearly 600 in Anzóategui

 

Other items of interest

Drug users urged to be extra careful following a high number of likely heroin overdoses

 

UNDRR ANNOUNCES ANNUAL AWARD TO CELEBRATE WOMEN REDUCING DISASTER RISK IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

 

Lancet Series on Heat and Health

 

Trilateral best practices: Application of technology for reducing disaster risks in China, Japan and Korea

 

"THERE IS A GROWING CRISIS WITH CLIMATE-RELATED DISASTERS"

 

One billion children at 'extremely high risk' of the impacts of the climate crisis - UNICEF

Back to menu Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 7th- 13th August 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 7th - 13th August 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 13th August 2021

 

Regional Hazards

Europe

Wildfires rage in Greece and Italy as EU mounts firefighting operation

 

Wildfires and deaths across southeast Europe amid most severe heatwave in decades

 

West Africa

Africa: Cholera outbreaks in Niger and Nigeria

 

Country Hazards

Cambodia

Cambodia: Dozens of chikungunya, dengue cases reported in Kandal province

 

China

H5N6 avian influenza: Another human case reported in China

 

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic agriculture officials report African Swine fever in 11 provinces

 

Guinea

Marburg virus confirmed: 1st ever case in Guinea

 

India

Kinnaur: At least 13 dead and dozens trapped in India landslide

 

Indonesia

Series of pyroclastic flows at Merapi, heavy ashfall blankets nearby communities, Indonesia

 

Japan

Heavy rain warnings issued for Fukuoka, Kumamoto

 

Mexico

Severe flash floods hit Coahuila and Durango, Mexico

 

New Zealand

NZ-wide power 'emergency' leads to outages in Waikato

 

Philippines

Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Wednesday, 11 August 2021 at 17:46 (GMT) - information

 

Russia

Human anthrax case reported in Karabudakhkent region, Russia

 

Tunisia

Tunis hit record 49C in heat wave on Tuesday

 

Turkey

Turkey battles fresh disaster as floods hit country's north

 

United States of America

Three Volcanoes Are Erupting Simultaneously in Alaska

 

Dixie Fire: Firefighters tackle historic California wildfire

 

Global Health Security

COVID 19: IMPACT, MITIGATION,  OPPORTUNITIES AND BUILDING RESILIENCE

 

UNDRR Americas & Caribbean COVID-19 Brief: Communicating and reporting in times of risk - the COVID-19 pandemic

 

WHO Alliance for the Global. Elimination of Trachoma by 2020: progress report on elimination of trachoma, 2020

 

Considerations for health governance: strengthening institutional capacity and connectedness through COVID-19 responses

 

Digital technology and COVID-19 in the Western Pacific Region

 

Climate Change

AR6 Climate Change 2021:The Physical Science Basis

 

Water security for climate resilience report: A synthesis of research from the Oxford University REACH programme

 

Fast Facts on Climate Change and Health

 

Other items of interest

The role of community protection institution in disaster management at West Java, Indonesia

 

WASH Accountability Resources

 

THE WATER CYCLE IS INTENSIFYING AS THE CLIMATE WARMS, IPCC REPORT WARNS - THAT MEANS MORE INTENSE STORMS AND FLOODING

 

Building Resilience During COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Disaster Risk Reduction Programming

 

Analysis of DRR inclusion in national climate change commitments

 

WHAT CAN WE IMPROVE NOW TO PREPARE FOR FUTURE CATASTROPHIC AND CASCADING DISASTERS?

 

IPCC AR6 REPORTS PACIFIC ISLANDS AND OTHER COUNTRIES RISKS DISAPPEARING

 

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 31st July - 6th August 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 31st July - 6th August 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 6th August 2021

 

Regional Hazards

Mediterranean

Greece and Turkey fires - live: Athens region faces 'extreme' blazes on Friday amid 40C heatwave

 

South-East Asia

Pair of tropical storms to impact China and Japan, including Tokyo

 

Country Hazards

Argentina

Argentina reports first local Delta variant cases in Buenos Aires

 

Australia

Australia's Covid crisis: Victoria enters 6th lockdown as New South Wales cases hit new record

 

China

China floods death toll rises to 302 with 50 people still missing

 

Finland

Finland reports 60 percent increase in COVID-19 cases

 

Greece

Travelers to Greece undeterred by extreme heatwave

 

Indonesia

6.1 magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Sumatra

 

Iran

Iran - Floods Affect 10 Provinces, Red Crescent Reports 8 Fatalities

 

Italy

Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): sudden strong explosion alarms residents

Etna volcano update: Violent lava fountaining phase at New SE crater in progress

 

Mexico

Mexico: Morelos state reports 20 locally transmitted Zika cases, including pregnant women

 

North Korea

North Korea floods damage more than 1,000 homes, state media reports

 

Philippines

African swine fever in Leyte and Samar, Philippines

 

Solomon Islands

Increased seismicity, steam and gas emissions at Savo volcano, Solomon Islands

 

Turkey

Very bright fireball over Izmir, sonic boom reported, Turkey

 

United States of America

Georgia resident dies from rare Eastern Equine Encephalitis infection

 

More than 1,000 earthquakes swarmed Yellowstone Park last month. Is 'the big one' nearing?

 

Following 8.2 Earthquake, Alaskan Volcano Under Watch for Possible 'Explosive Activity'

 

The Dixie Fire Has Destroyed Most Of A Historic Northern California Town

 

California Gold Rush town 'destroyed' by state's largest wildfire

  

Global Health Security

Modelling the health impacts of disruptions to essential health services during COVID-19 - Module 1: Understanding modelling approaches for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, and nutrition

 

Community Cholera Epidemic Preparedness in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Cameroon: Case Study

 

Climate Change

The mental health burden of climate change is growing - now it's time to act

 

Tightening the Net: Net zero climate targets - implications for land and food equity

 

Other items of interest

The Disaster Book Series

 

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

 

Acting Before a Flood to Protect the Most Vulnerable: An Independent Review of WFP's Anticipatory Cash Transfers in Bangladesh (August 2021)

 

Regional Situation Analysis: The State of Production, Dissemination, and Use of Disaster-Related Statistics in Selected Countries in Asia and the Pacific

 

Synthesis report - Pathways to Sustainable Food Systems, Food Systems Summit 2021: Member State Dialogues in Lao PDR

 

NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS IN CHINA: FINANCING 'SPONGE CITIES' FOR INTEGRATED URBAN FLOOD

MANAGEMENT

 

FROM LOSS TO LEADERSHIP: WOMEN TACKLE LOCAL RISK IN FLOOD-PRONE RIO DE JANEIRO COMMUNITY

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 25th - 30th July 2021

Global hazards weekly bulletin

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 25th - 30th July 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 30th July 2021

 

Country Hazards

Argentina

Argentina reports more Delta variants in travelers

 

Australia

Perth weather warning remains in place as heavy rain, destructive winds hammer WA's south-west

 

Freak tornado rips through Adelaide suburbs

 

Bangladesh

Bangladesh reports surge of dengue fever in July, Most in Dhaka

 

Brazil

Brazil yellow fever: Human death recorded in Amapá state, Monkey deaths in Santa Catarina

 

Chile

Chile: Possible Q fever case investigated in Los Lagos

 

China

Heavy sandstorm engulfs China's northwest Dunhuang, causing chaos in ancient Silk Road city

 

China's Henan Braces for More Rain as Death Toll Rises to 33

 

Typhoon In-fa makes landfall in China after record flooding

 

Italy

Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): strombolian activity July 2021

 

Japan

Heat wave hits Tokyo as Olympic organizers battle to keep Covid rates down

 

Tropical Storm Nepartak heads toward Tuesday evening landfall in Japan

 

Malaysia

Malaria in Malaysia: Plasmodium cynomolgi human infections widely distributed according to researchers

 

Norway

Flashing meteor that exploded over Norway landed somewhere in a nearby forest

 

Philippines

Philippines COVID-19 variants, Cases up, OCTA urges 'lockdown'

 

Taiwan

Taiwan reports 1st rabies case in Yellow-throated marten

 

Ukraine

Ukraine reports botulism death in Chernihiv region

 

Ukraine: Woman contracts tularemia in Volyn Oblast

 

United States of America

Monkeypox in Dallas: WHO details

 

San Diego Zoo reports COVID-19 positive snow leopard

 

Yemen

Yemeni officials: Nonseasonal floods kill 14 in south, east

 

Global Health Security

Coordination and cooperation are essential: A call for a global network to enhance integrated human health risk resilience based on China's COVID-19 pandemic coping practice

 

Climate Change

State of the climate report: Suriname

 

Does hot and dry equal more wildfire? Contrasting short- and long-term climate effects on fire in the Sierra Nevada, CA

 

Weather, climate, and narrative: A relational model for democratizing risk communication

 

State of the UK Climate

 

Other items of interest

Words into action guide for nature based solutions

 

Research into surging glaciers can reduce flood risk in Pakistan

 

Identifying drivers of streamflow extremes in West Africa to inform a nonstationary prediction model

 

Urban pluvial flood adaptation: Results of a household survey across four German municipalities

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 17th - 23rd July 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 17th - 23rd July 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 23rd July 2021

 

Regional Hazards

East Asia

Two major storms form in East Asia, threatening China, Japan and Taiwan

 

Europe

What is causing the floods in Europe?

 

Country Hazards

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bright fireball over Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Brazil

Brazil coffee frost sparks default fears, crop recovery may take years

 

Brazil: Southern Bahia experiencing malaria outbreak

 

China

China floods: thousands trapped without fresh water as rain moves north

 

Two dams collapse after heavy rains hit Inner Mongolia, China

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Typhoid: DRC reports 700K suspect cases in first half of 2021

 

Germany

Germany floods: Government rejects criticism over flood warnings

 

India

Landslides in western India kill 32, while floods trap more

 

Cyclones, floods in India among Asia's top ten deadly disasters in past 50 yrs

 

Indonesia

Sinabung volcano (Northern Sumatra, Indonesia): eruption with huge ash cloud today

 

New Zealand

New Zealand west coast hit by heavy floods after month of rain falls in one weekend

 

Panama

Strong quake hits offshore near Panama, no damage reported

 

Philippines

Philippines: Benguet province reports doubling in dengue, Baguio triples

 

Sweden

Sweden reports 13 Vibrio infections this July

 

Taiwan

Taiwan reports 1st rabies case in Yellow-throated marten

 

United States of America

NYC investigates possible West Nile virus case in the Bronx

 

Global Health Security

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Framework

 

Corporate evaluation of UN Women's UN system coordination and broader convening role in ending violence against women

 

Climate Change

Supporting urban adaptation to climate change: what role can resilience measurement tools play?

 

New study confirms relationship between toxic pollution, climate risks to human health

 

Other items of interest:

Building Resilience During COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Disaster Risk Reduction Programming - Executive Summary

 

Tsunami News 2020-2021

 

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

 

Disability inclusiveness vital to risk reduction in the Philippines

 

Four strategies to reduce disaster risk in fragile and conflict affected contexts

 

New report: New Directions for the Mental Health Workforce Globally

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 10th - 16th July 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 10th - 16th July 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 16th July 2021

 

Regional Hazards

Europe

Dense clouds of Saharan dust spreading over Europe and Atlantic Ocean

 

Country Hazards

Argentina

Argentina COVID-19 deaths top 100K, More Delta variant cases reported in travellers

 

China

Extreme flooding hits multiple provinces in China, capital Beijing brought to standstill

 

Shandong hit by largest tornado outbreak in more than a decade

 

H5N6 avian influenza case reported in Sichuan Province, China

 

Germany

Extreme rainfall causes catastrophic flooding in western Germany

 

India

India lightning strikes kill at least 38 people

 

Iran

"Cyber-attack" hits Iran's transport ministry and railways

 

Ireland

Syphilis outbreak declared in Ireland

 

Italy

Ash and Smoke Fill Sky as Mount Etna Erupts

 

Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): sudden large explosion showers summit with lava bombs

 

Japan

Extremely heavy rains hit Kyushu, JMA issues year's first Level 5 torrential rain alert

 

Nepal

At least 51 people dead as monsoon rains triggers floods and landslides in Nepal

 

Philippines

Tropical depression Fabian seen to intensify in next 48 hours

 

United States of America

Severe flash flooding after exceptionally heavy rains hit Pennsylvania

 

2021 Antelope Valley M6.0 earthquake, California

 

Western US and Canada brace for another heatwave as wildfires spread

 

Vietnam

Vietnam records 1,438 new COVID-19 cases, Ho Chi Minh City alone has 1,071 cases

 

Global Health Security

Dengue fever 'hot spots' can provide a predictive map for future outbreaks of Zika and chikungunya

 

Building Resilience During COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Disaster Risk Reduction Programming - Executive Summary

 

Global Health Security Conference 2022 Registration Open

 

Climate Change

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021: Transforming food systems for food security, improved nutrition and affordable healthy diet for all

 

A practical guide to climate-resilient buildings & communities

 

Heat and Hospitalizations

 

Other items of interest:

Almost one in three globally go hungry during pandemic - UN

 

Manual for investigating suspected outbreaks of illnesses of possible chemical etiology - Guidance for investigation and control

 

Mitigating Poverty: Global Estimates of the Impact of Income Support during the Pandemic

 

Urban Heat Islands

 

Knowledge exchange through science diplomacy to assist disaster risk reduction

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 3rd - 9th July 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 3rd - 9th July 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 9th July 2021

 

Country Hazards

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan says "mud volcano" caused Caspian Sea explosion

 

Brazil

Santos, Sao Paulo reports 5000 percent increase in chikungunya

 

Sao Paulo city reports triple the dengue fever cases

 

Canada

Canada: Syphilis sees sharp spike in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties

 

China

Floods affect over 1M people in China's Jiangxi

 

Cuba

Cuba evacuates 180,000 as Tropical Storm Elsa threatens heavy flooding

 

Cyprus

"Pure hell": Cyprus hit by worst forest fire in decades

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo now reports COVID-19 cases in all 26 provinces

 

Finland

Finland: Salmonella outbreak affects 450 in Jyväskylä, Linked to imported lettuce

 

Guinea

Guinea reports 2nd Lassa fever death

 

Japan

Number of missing in Japan landslide climbs to more than 100           

 

Nepal

38 people killed, 51 injured in rain-triggered landslides, floods in Nepal

 

Philippines

Philippines: Dengue cases climb in Davao City

 

Taal volcano: Thousands evacuated and alert raised after Philippines volcano spews smoke and ash

 

Russia

Russia: 14 Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever cases reported in Stavropol

 

United States of America

30 million under tropical storm watch as Elsa roars up East Coast; 1 dead in Florida

 

Vietnam

Vietnam: H5N8 avian influenza outbreaks reported in three provinces

 

Global Health Security

COVID-19 deepens threats for displaced women and children

 

Climate Change

The Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations

 

Other items of interest

Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 in Iraq: Key findings

 

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021

 

Building Resilience During COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Disaster Risk Reduction Programming - Executive Summary

 

Publications on historic cities and destructive disasters

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 19th - 25 June 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 19th - 25 June 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 25th June 2021

 

Regional Hazards

Europe

Major outbreak of noctilucent clouds over Europe

 

Very thick Saharan dust cloud moving over the Mediterranean into Italy and SE Europe

 

Country Hazards

Argentina

Mucormycosis case reported in Formosa, Argentina

 

Belgium

Severe thunderstorm spawns destructive tornado in Belgium

 

Bhutan

African swine fever recorded in Chhukha district, Bhutan; 16th Asian country to report

 

Canada

Deadly tornado hits Mascouche in southern Quebec, Canada

 

China

Northeast China rivers reach historic levels amid persistent heavy rain

 

Czech Republic

Czech Republic: Deadly tornado sweeps through villages

 

Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Some 200 unknown disease related to camels reported

 

France

Destructive storms bring giant hail, tornado and flooding to parts of France

 

Germany

Germany: H1N1v influenza case reported in teen

 

Italy

Strombolian activity with brief but violent lava fountains at Etna volcano, Italy

 

Mexico

Tropical Storm 'Dolores' forecast to be near hurricane strength as it hits Mexico

 

New Zealand

Deadly tornado leaves path of destruction in Auckland, New Zealand

 

United States of America

Large and extremely dangerous tornado tears through suburban Chicago

 

TC Claudette - Life-threatening flash flooding expected across coastal Mississippi and Alabama, and the far western Florida Panhandle

 

Miami building collapse: one dead as rescue crews say 99 unaccounted for

 

Climate Change

Disaster and gendered impact in a changing climate towards girl's education - For Plan International Asia-Pacific Regional Hub (May 2021)

 

Global Health Security

Health sector contributions towards improving the civil registration of births and deaths in low-income countries

 

The impact of COVID-19 on stateless populations: Policy recommendations and good practices on vaccine access and civil registration (June 2021)

 

Gender Equality Post COVID-19

 

Other items of interest

Media portrayal of older adults across five Canadian disasters

 

Near East and North Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2020: Enhancing Resilience of Food Systems in the Arab States

 

Food systems in Southern Africa : Drivers of change and opportunities for influence

 

Good Emergency Management Practice: The Essentials - A guide to preparing for animal health emergencies: Third edition

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 5th - 18th June 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 5th - 18th June 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 18th June 2021

 

Regional Hazards

South-East Asia

Vietnam and Laos - Floods After Tropical Storm Koguma Dumps 30cm of Rain

 

North America

Record breaking, long-lasting heatwave grips much of western U.S.

 

Oceania

Antarctic blast brings strong winds, snow, and flood-inducing rains to eastern Australia

 

Northwest Africa

Africa Sheds Some Dust

 

Country Hazards

Argentina

Sledding and snowmen, Argentina's Cordoba sees first snow for 14 years

 

Australia

Victoria floods claim second life as Sydney records coldest day in 37 years

 

Bhutan

Flash floods kill 10 people in Bhutan, seven missing in Nepal

 

China

China reports H5N8 subtype highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in birds in Yulin City, Shaanxi Province

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Typhoid outbreak kills 17 in Kwango, DRC

 

Dominican Republic

Diphtheria outbreak in the Dominican Republic prompts CDC travel notice

 

Ethiopia

United States provides emergency food, water, and aid to feed three million people facing famine in Tigray, Ethiopia

 

India

Heavy monsoon rains leave 11 people dead in Mumbai, India

 

Kuwait

Heavy sand storm hits Kuwait

 

Mexico

Massive sinkhole in Puebla continues to expand, now at 110m, Mexico

 

NGO confirms the death of the 7 miners trapped by a landslide in Mexico

 

Nepal

Flash floods kill 10 people in Bhutan, seven missing in Nepal

 

Pakistan

Karachi: Another human rabies death after patient declines PEP

 

Panama

Panama reports increase in malaria

 

Reunion

Dengue cases top 20K in Reunion

 

Russia

Floods, mudflows and rockfalls hit Dagestan after nearly half a month's worth of rain in a day, Russia

 

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Taif man is 9th MERS case of 2021

 

Sri Lanka

Severe floods and landslide hit Sri Lanka, leaving at least 17 people dead and more than 210,000 affected

 

Taiwan

H1N2v influenza case reported in Taiwan

 

Uganda

COVID-19 poses a major threat to the life and welfare of refugees in Uganda

 

United Kingdom

Monkeypox cases reported in Wales

 

United States of America

Intense earthquake swarm near Salton Sea, Southern California

 

Climate Change

Global Assessment Report on  Drought 2021

 

The Role of Food Security & Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection in Bridging the Humanitarian-Development Divide in the Southern African Region

 

Global Health Security

Bottom-up citizen engagement for health emergency and disaster risk management: directions since COVID-19

 

Refugees and migrants in times of COVID-19: mapping trends of public health and migration policies and practices

 

Other items of interest

Global Assessment Report on  Drought 2021

 

UN Launch of the GAR on Drought 2021

 

UNDRR Strategic Framework 2022-2025

 

Words into Action: Nature-based solutions for disaster risk reduction

 

Safeguarding Healthcare in Conflict: No respite - Violence against Health Care in Conflict - 2020

 

Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2020

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 29th May - 4th June 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 29th May - 4th June 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 4th June 2021

 

Global Hazards

Modest CME glancing blow from May 28 long-duration solar flare

 

Country Hazards

China

China reports 1st known human case of H10N3 avian influenza

 

Twenty-one dead as extreme weather hits ultramarathon in China

 

1 killed, 8 injured in tornado in NE China's Heilongjiang

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

DR Congo eruption: Hundreds of houses buried by lava as residents flee volcano

 

Mexico

Sinkhole opens up in southeastern Mexico

 

Norway

Norway investigates Yersinia enterocolitica outbreak

 

Philippines

Philippines: South Cotabato barangays under dengue 'state of calamity'

 

3 dead, 6 missing after Tropical Storm Dante makes landfall in Eastern Samar

 

Phivolcs warns of lahar flow as Dante crosses Philippine landmass

 

South Africa

Rare 'Level 5 snow warning' in place for parts of SA on Wednesday 2 June

 

Spain

Bright meteor recorded over Cordoba, Spain

 

Sri Lanka

Fears of environmental disaster as oil-laden ship sinks off Sri Lanka

 

Sweden

Salmonella Braenderup outbreak in Sweden grows, Part of international outbreak

 

Thailand

Thailand reports human rabies death in Surin

 

United States of America

Norovirus-like illness outbreak linked to Seattle-area restaurant

 

Iowa reports first human West Nile virus case of 2021

 

Climate Change

UN Environment Programme Making Peace With Nature

 

Enhancing Post-Pandemic Sustainability and Resilience

 

Global Health Security

Commit to Quit smoking this World No Tobacco Day

 

HealthBuddy+ launched in Bulgaria and North Macedonia to combat COVID-19 misinformation

 

Nature and biodiversity play a vital role in protecting human health

 

The impact of inequitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution

 

The mental health of health workers in the pandemic

 

Other items of interest:

CES Recommendations on the Role of Official Statistics in Measuring Hazardous Events and Disasters (Angela Ferruzza, Istat)

 

UNDRR / ISC Sendai Hazard Definition and Classification Review (Prof. Virginia Murray, Public Health England)

 

Managing Health + Climate Change-related Hazards with Official Statistics (Bapon Fakhruddin, Tonkin+Taylor, New Zealand)

 

Using big data to inform health care: opportunities, challenges and considerations

 

WHO/Europe training course on noncommunicable diseases: surveillance, implementation and evaluation

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 22nd - 28th May 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 22nd - 28th May 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 28th May 2021

 

Regional Hazards

Africa

Inside Africa's drive to boost medicines and vaccine manufacturing

 

Middle East

Extreme heat forms across Arabian Peninsula after record Russian heatwave

 

Latin America

Latin America's 'tragic milestone': COVID-19 deaths top 1 million

 

Country Hazards

Brazil

Chikungunya cases up in Pernambuco state

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Seismicity and soil deformation indicate the presence of magma under Goma and Lake Kivu - Nyiragongo, DR Congo

 

Plague outbreak in Ituri province, DRC

 

Guatemala

Severe weather affects more than 10 000 people in Guatemala

 

India

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm 'Yaas' makes landfall over Odisha, India

 

Italy

Increase in explosive activity, lava fountain night at Etna volcano, Italy

 

Kenya

Kenya: Lake Victoria Backflow, Floods Devastate Residents

 

New Caledonia

Leptospirosis in New Caledonia: 190 cases since the beginning of the year

 

Nigeria

Measles outbreak in Borno State nears 6,000 cases

 

Norway

Norway investigates Yersinia enterocolitica outbreak

 

United Kingdom

Possible Earth-grazer fireball over Scotland and Northern Ireland, UK

 

United States of America

Plague confirmed in Colorado Springs domestic pet

 

Bright fireball seen over Washington, D.C.

 

Climate Change

Health Emergency of Climate Change Series - YouTube

 

Risk-informed early action partnership: from commitment to action

 

Overcoming the disconnect: environmental protection and armed conflicts

 

Global Health Security

Age is a risk factor for severe outcomes of COVID-19

 

Mental health impacts of COVID-19 on healthcare workers

 

Use of lung ultrasound to diagnose COVID-19

 

COVID-19 is inflicting 'devastating' impacts on women, PAHO Director asserts

 

Other items of interest:

UN Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of UN Peacekeepers

 

Supply chain resilience and modelling

 

Evidence Aid resources on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

 

Technical Brief on the Integration of Menstrual Health into Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policies and Programmes

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 15th - 21st May 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 14th - 21st May 2021

Coronavirus

 

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 18th May 2021

 

Public health impact of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern: scoping review protocol

 

 

Regional Hazards

 

Asia

 

The oxygen express: how regional cooperation can help prepare for future pandemics

 

Europe

 

Severe storms from tropics reach Europe once every five years on average - new research

 

 

Country Hazards

 

Canada

 

Wildfires burning at extremely dangerous levels across Manitoba, Canada

 

China

 

Destructive tornado rips through Wuhan, killing 8 people and injuring 280, China

 

Ecuador

 

Major damage after worst flooding in 11 years hits Cuenca, Ecuador