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28th January – 3rd February 2023



WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 2nd February 2023


Country Hazards


Families struggle for survival during Afghanistan’s coldest winter in a decade - Afghanistan | ReliefWeb



Chile wildfires consume over 750 hectares threatening forests, farmland | Reuters



OCHA - Ethiopia: Cholera Outbreak - Flash Update #5 (As of 30 January 2023) - Ethiopia | ReliefWeb

Ethiopia: Measles and cholera outbreaks pose deadly threat to already malnourished children - Ethiopia | ReliefWeb



Indonesia - Floods (ADINet, BMKG) (Floodlist, ADINet, BMKG) (ECHO Daily Flash of 2 February 2023) - Indonesia | ReliefWeb



Italy: Adverse weather forecast across much of the country through at least Jan. 23 /update 3 | Crisis24 (



Earthquake in Iran’s Khoy kills three, injures hundreds | Earthquakes News | Al Jazeera



Earthquake swarm under Asosan volcano, Alert Level raised, Japan - The Watchers



Madagascar – Tropical Storm Cheneso Leaves 30 Dead, 40,000 Displaced – FloodList

Cheneso Floods Madagascar (NASA)


New Zealand

New Zealand – More Heavy Rain Forecast as Auckland Counts Costs of Floods – FloodList

New Zealand flooding: Fears of further damage as new alerts issued



Diphtheria: Nigeria records 123 infections, 38 deaths

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (



More than 50 die in two Pakistan accidents - BBC News



Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines - The Watchers

Philippines - Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, PHIVOLCS, NDRRMC, PAGASA, PNA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 2 February 2023) - Philippines | ReliefWeb



Residents of Reunion Island confined to homes as tropical cyclone Batsirai passes through (



Uruguay: Droughts - January 2023 ReliefWeb

Uruguay’s agricultural emergency persists as drought conditions intensify in 2023 - The Watchers



Extensive and very dangerous ice storm hits U.S. - The Watchers

Health Alert Network (HAN) - 00485 | Outbreak of Extensively Drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Associated with Artificial Tears (



East Epi submarine volcano erupts for the first time since 2004, 10 km danger zone established, Vanuatu - The Watchers



Catastrophic flooding devastates Zambia, displaces thousands - The Watchers


Other items of interest

EARLY WARNINGS FOR ALL - The UN Global Early Warning Initiative for the Implementation of Climate Adaptation Executive Action Plan 2023-2027

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) (

Main findings and recommendations of the midterm review of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030 | PreventionWeb (

WHO Multi-country outbreak of mpox, External situation report#15- 2 February 2023

IFRC 2023 Everyone Counts Report Covid-19

Europe experienced record number of hailstorms in 2022 for the second year in row

Europe had 782 tornados in 2022, causing 6 fatalities and 84 injuries

Korea: Building resilient health systems for pandemic preparedness | PreventionWeb

Myanmar Humanitarian Update No. 26 | 2 February 2023 - Myanmar | ReliefWeb

Pakistan: Wild poliovirus detected in an environmental sample in Lahore - Outbreak News Today

Environmental Improvement Plan (



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21st January - 27th January 2023 





WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 25th January 2023 




Regional Hazards 



European Hazards 


Widespread floods across Europe 



Northeast Asia 


Northeast Asia battles severe cold snap and heavy snow | Weather News | Al Jazeera 



Country Hazards 




Afghanistan: Freezing weather kills at least 124 people 





Brazil - Acute malnutrition- Yanomami indigenous group (DG ECHO, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 25 January 2023)





Major snowstorm expected to hit Ontario, Canada 





Deadly flash flood hits popular scenic area on Yellow River in Henan, China 


Tibet avalanche kills 28 as search called off



Democratic Republic of Congo 


Death toll in DR Congo boat accident put at 72 (  





Schoolchildren drown in Ghana in boat accident 





Sumatra Island Floods Leave 3 Dead and 15,000 Homes Damaged 


Indonesia - Floods (Floodlist, ADINet, BMKG) (ECHO Daily Flash of 27 January 2023) - Indonesia | ReliefWeb 





At least 3 dead as heavy snow and record cold hit Japan - Japan Today 


Jin Tian: Eight dead after cargo ship sinks off coast of Japan 





Madagascar - Tropical Cyclone CHENESO, update (GDACS, Meteo France La Reunion, Meteo Madagascar, Copernicus EMSR645, BNGRC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 27 January 2023) - Madagascar | ReliefWeb 





Malawi: Red Cross scales up response to worst cholera outbreak in two decades 


Malawi’s worst cholera epidemic in decades sparks massive demand for vaccines, as stocks run low | Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance 





Malaysia – Floods in Johor and Pahang After 430mm of Rain in 24 Hours 





Nepal - Earthquake (DG ECHO, GDACS, USGS, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 25 January 2023) - Nepal | ReliefWeb 



New Zealand 


New Zealand – State of Emergency as Record Rain Causes Flood Havoc in Auckland – FloodList 



North Korea  


North Korea issues 'extreme cold' weather alert 





Pakistan hit by nationwide power outage after grid failure 


Pakistan hit by massive power outage leaving 220 million without electricity 





Cold weather alert issued by UKHSA


Firefighter critically injured in Jenners blaze in Edinburgh 






Snow and ice storm hits Northeast U.S., leaving more than 90 000 homes without power 


Large tornado rips through the southeastern Houston area, leaving significant damage, Texas  


Ohio busts snowfall record as winter storm moves north 




Other items of interest 


AON: Global insured losses from disasters exceeded $130 billion in 2022, driven by second-costliest event on record 


WHO Weekly Bulletin on Outbreaks and Other Emergencies 16 to 22nd January 2023 


WHO National stockpiles for radiological and nuclear emergencies: policy advice 


WHO Refugee and Migrant Health Toolkit 


The Lancet Series on One Health and Global Health Security   


Decades-long growing rift in Brunt Ice Shelf finally breaks, creating new iceberg, Antarctica 


Getting a grip on landslides: Reducing the risk of landslides in India 


Melting Glacier Ice Linked to Severe Droughts and Floods in Indian Ocean Region


The UK Government Resilience Framework (HTML) - GOV.UK ( 


Correction:  In last week’s Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 14th January - 20th January 2023, Storm Gerard was included but the report One death, 15 people injured as violent storms hit France referred to storms that occurred in June 2022, and should not have been shared. We apologise for this error. 



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Subject:                                         Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 14th-20th January 2023


14th January –20th January 2023



WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report – 19th January 2023


Country Hazards



Afghanistan - Cold wave (DG ECHO, UN, AMD, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 20 January 2023)

Afghanistan: Infectious Disease Outbreaks - Epidemiological week #02, 2023 (08 to 14 Jan 2023) Situation Report #02



Flooding and intense rain batter Queensland coast as BOM warns weather system could develop into cyclone



China - Avalanche (NOAA-CPC, CMA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 20 January 2023)



Colombia – Deadly Flash Floods in Medellín, Antioquia



Storm Gerard hits France with hurricane-force winds

One death, 15 people injured as violent storms hit France

South and east of France on weather alert for storms and flooding



Significant M5.8 earthquake hits northern Iran



Four dead, dozens injured in stampede at Gulf Cup in Iraq



Worst flooding since 1981 hits parts of central Latvia



Madagascar: Families and children brace for a devastating cyclone season as Tropical Storm Cheneso makes landfall

Madagascar - Tropical storm CHENESO, update (DG ECHO, UN OCHA, GDACS, MeteoFrance La Reunion, BNGRC, Meteo Madagascar) (ECHO Daily Flash of 20 January 2023)

Madagascar - Food insecurity (DG ECHO, Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, IPC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 18 January 2023)



Number of flood victims in Sahom, Perak up from 86 to 91



Mexico - Severe weather (Civil Protection Tijuana, SMN, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 18 January 2023)



Nepal crash: Dozens killed as plane crashes near Pokhara airport



Peru - Landslide (SENHAMI, INDECI, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 18 January 2023)



Massive flooding continues in the Philippines — 29 people dead and 1.4 million affected

Philippines – Effects of shear line, floods and landslides, update (NDRRMC, PAGASA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 20 January 2023)


South Korea

South Korea slum fire: Hundreds evacuated in Seoul



California hit with one final round of storms

NASA An Outpouring of Color

Polar bear kills woman and boy in Alaska village



Tropical Cyclone “Irene” forms, forecast to pass over Vanuatu as a Category 2, bringing hazardous weather conditions


Other items of interest

Word Economic Forum The Global Risks Report 2023 18th Edition - INSIGHT REPORT

WMO EARLY WARNINGS FOR ALL: Executive Action Plan 2023

UNDRR Data and digital maturity for disaster risk reduction: Informing the next generation of disaster loss and damage databases

WMO, WHO (2022). Health and Climate: Heat Preparedness through Early Warning Systems

UNDRR The invisible toll of disasters in 2022

ESCWA Mainstreaming gender in climate action in the Arab region

Using Machine Learning to help monitor climate-induced hazards

Warning of unprecedented heatwaves as El Niño set to return in 2023 | El Niño southern oscillation

WHO announces plans to establish a TB Vaccine Accelerator council


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Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin


7th January – 13th January 2023



WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report – 13th January 2023


Country Hazards


Angola – Heavy Rains Cause Death and Damages in 5 Provinces



Northern Australia braces for more thunderstorms, rain and floods, High to Extreme fire dangers forecast for southern regions



Massive Landslide Destroys Homes, Cuts Major Road in Cauca

Colombia – Massive Landslide Destroys Homes, Cuts Major Road in Cauca

Very large landslide hits Colombia’s Cauca Department, destroying 64 homes


Democratic Republic of Congo

DR Congo – More Deadly Floods in South Kivu



Very strong M7.6 earthquake hits Tanimbar Islands region, Indonesia

Flash Update #1: M7.5 Earthquake in Maluku, Indonesia

Eruption at Marapi volcano forces evacuation of 164 climbers

Indonesia – Deadly Flash Floods on Java Island


New Zealand

New Zealand bracing for severe weather as Cyclone Hale approaches the country



At least 11 people killed in Philippine storms, more rains expected

Philippines – Effects of shear line, floods and landslides, update (NDRRMC, PAGASA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 12 January 2023)



40 killed in Senegal bus disaster



Heavy rain causes floods and travel chaos across UK 



Endless onslaught of atmospheric river events in California claim 14 lives, residents urged to be hyper-vigilant

USA – Rescues and Evacuations in California After Atmospheric River Triggers More Floods

USA – Cascading Climate Disaster: Atmospheric Rivers, Wildfire Burn Scars and Mudslides in California

Growing sinkhole swallows 2 cars in Los Angeles, passengers rescued

California storms devastation captured in dramatic images

Tornado outbreak in Alabama leaves extensive damage and at least 6 people dead



Uganda declares end of Ebola disease outbreak | WHO

Uganda – End of Ebola Sudan virus epidemic declaration (DG ECHO, MoH, WHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 12 January 2023)



WHO | Medical Product Alert N°1/2023: Substandard (contaminated) liquid dosage medicines


Other items of interest

UN News Ozone layer recovery is on track, due to success of Montreal Protocol

WMO Past eight years confirmed to be the eight warmest on record

UN Secretary General Co-Chairs Summary International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan

UNICEF Up to 4 million children in Pakistan still living next to stagnant and contaminated floodwater

WHO Regional Action Plan for prevention and control of snakebite envenoming in the South-East Asia 2022–2030

Call to Action: Priority Actions for Immediate Acceleration in Response to the Global Food and Nutrition Crisis - UN Global Action Plan on Child Wasting

WHO Urgent action needed as acute malnutrition threatens the lives of millions of vulnerable children

WHO Africa Region Weekly Bulletin On Outbreaks and Other Emergencies

UN OCHA Central African Republic: Situation Report, 13 Jan 2023

WHO rolls out capacity-building plan for strengthening trauma care services in Somalia - Somalia

IAEA Latin America, Caribbean Achieves Capability in Using Nuclear Techniques to Respond to Natural Disasters

Bosnia and Herzegovina finalize National Adaptation Plan


Further review of 2022

CARE International Breaking the Silence The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2022

MunichRe: The disaster figures for 2022

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Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin


24th December 2022 – 6th January 2023



WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report – 5th January 2023


Regional Hazards


Avian influenza overview September – December 2022


Country Hazards


Record floods, widespread damage as ex-Tropical Cyclone “Ellie” drops heavy rains over northern Western Australia

Floods Leave Communities Isolated in Western Australia



2 Dead, Dozens Rescued After Floods and Landslides in Santa Catarina



Burundi declares cholera outbreak in capital Bujumbura



Four die after coach crashes on icy road in Canada



Chile declares state of emergency after wildfire leaves one dead



Congo-Brazzaville – Overflowing Rivers Displace Thousands in North



Extremely heavy snow claims 17 lives, leaves dozens injured in Japan



Nearly 4 500 homes damaged as rare hailstorm hits Assam, India



Indonesia – Deadly Flash Floods in East Nusa Tenggara

New eruption at Anak Krakatau, Indonesia



Ancient city of Petra flooded after 6 months’ worth of rain in a day



Over 40 Dead as Rainy Season Takes Its Tolls

Malawi suspends school opening over deadly cholera outbreak



Rabies in Mexico: Human cases reported in Oaxaca and Nayarit



Deadly Floods Leave 45,000 Displaced

Anthrax cases reported in Cagayan: Philippines media


Saudi Arabia

Destructive flash floods hit Mecca, Saudi Arabia



Measles outbreak reported in Samara region



Four injured in Evesham suspected gas explosion

Severe flooding causes road and rail disruption in Scotland

Bird flu (avian influenza): latest situation in England



Blizzard Conditions in the U.S. Northeast

Rare seiche at Great Lakes during the once-in-a-generation blizzard, U.S.

US bomb cyclone: At least 59 dead as North America gripped by devastating winter storm

Evacuations ordered in California as deadly storm slams into coast

Floodwater Inundates North-Central California

2 Dead, Dozens Rescued After Atmospheric River Triggers Floods in California

Multi-hazard storm moves into the Plains, U.S.

Ohio reports more measles cases than previous two years combined


Other items of interest

UN chief issues global ‘wake-up call’ on Day of Epidemic Preparedness

WMO releases ‘tell-tale signs’ of extreme weather conditions around the world

WHO One Health Joint Plan of Action launched to address health threats to humans, animals, plants and environment

One Health Joint Plan of Action launched and presented by WHO and the Quadripartite partners

WHO Dietary and inhalation exposure to nano- and microplastic particles and potential implications for human health

Building a climate resilient future for coastal South Asia

The number of people facing extreme hunger is up more than 50% in 3 years with Afghanistan worst hit

European weather: Winter heat records smashed all over continent


A review of 2022

2022: A year when disasters compounded and cascaded

2022 Year In health: New Ebola and cholera outbreaks, mpox emergency, COVID-19 ‘not over’

2022 Year in Review: 100 million displaced, ‘a record that should never have been set’

Counting the cost 2022: A year of climate breakdown

Summer 2022 saw 20-year freak fires in historically immune regions


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Subject:                                         Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 18th-31st December 2021



Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin

18th December 2021 – 31st December 2021



WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report – 31st December 2021


Country Hazards


Extreme rainfall hits Brazilian state of Bahia, causing catastrophic damage



Chagas disease kills two, sickens 7 soldiers in Cesar


Democratic Republic of Congo

Meningitis epidemic declared over in Tshopo province



Intense earthquake swarm near Fagradalsfjall eruption site, Iceland



Very strong M7.3 earthquake hits Barat Daya Islands at intermediate depth, Indonesia



Israel tries to contain avian flu outbreak after 5,000 wild cranes die


Winter storm "Carmel" drops record rains over Israel



Record snowfall hits western Japan, disrupting traffic and stranding vehicles



Kosovo introduces rolling power cuts as European energy crisis deepens



Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico



Nigeria reports 10 additional Lassa fever cases



Typhoon Rai: Hundreds of thousands brace the new year cramped in evacuation centers, some confined in rooms taking up to four families at a time



Eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion



Acid rain warning for Tonga after massive eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai


Other items of interest

Registration open for the 7th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction


Official Launch of the African Union Centre for Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development



Thailand’s population of nearly 70 million to be protected by new early warning and hazard monitoring technologies









Summary global principles for identifying credible sources of health information on social media



Together on the road to evidence-informed decision-making for health in the post-pandemic era: a draft call for action

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