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Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 12th-18th December 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 12th - 18th December 2020

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Europe

SARS-CoV-2 in minks in Sweden not the same variant found in Denmark

Europe: More than 500 avian influenza detections, Most in Germany

 

Mediterranean

Severe Medistorm "Elaina" forms near Cyprus, landfall expected in Lebanon on December 17

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Severe storm brings massive rains to Queensland and NSW, Australia

 

Brazil

Yellow fever: More monkey deaths in Paraná state

 

Canada

Massive landslide causes major destruction to wildlife in Bute Inlet - British Columbia, Canada

 

China

China reports H5N6 avian influenza death in Jiangsu Province

 

Fiji

Category 5 Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" makes landfall over Vanua Levu, Fiji

 

India

Delhi hospital reports 13 cases of COVID-19-triggered mucormycosis

 

Italy

Strong explosive eruption at Etna volcano, Italy

 

Japan

Snow piling up at an unprecedented rate in Japan

Japan: Snow traps 1,000 drivers in frozen traffic jam

 

Mexico

Mexico reports first Candida auris cases in Nuevo León hospital

 

New Zealand

Rare earthquakes detected near Mount Taranaki, New Zealand

 

South Sudan

South Sudan: Floods intensify impact of hunger and insecurity

 

United Kingdom

England reports new variant of SARS-CoV-2

 

United States of America

Exceptionally cold air expected after major winter storm hits the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with heavy wet snow and freezing rain, U.S.

US cyber-attack: US energy department confirms it was hit by Sunburst hack

 

Other items of interest:

A World in Disorder. Global Preparedness Monitoring Board Annual Report (2020)

 

The Elders Building Back Better for Universal Health (2020)

 

International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)  COVID-19 Evidence-to-Policy Tracker

 

Science during COVID-19: where do we go from here?

 

Biodegradability of Plastics in the Open Environment: Scientific Opinion by the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission (2020)

 

Biodegradability of plastics in the open environment: Science Advice for Policy by European Academies. (2020)

 

Please note that the Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin

will not be circulated between 21st December 2020 - 1st January 2021

 

 

 

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

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

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 11th December 2020

 

Regional Hazards

Europe

Major winter storm buries parts of Alps under more than 3 m (10 feet) of snow, Europe

 

Extremely rare tornado hits Trieste as historic supercell barrels through the North Adriatic Sea

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Australia bushfire: Fraser Island residents told to leave immediately

 

Brazil

Brazil reports 1st possible Candida auris case in Bahia

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC: More than 200 suspect Chikungunya cases reported in Kwango province

 

At least 18 dead after heavy rains cause severe flooding in DRC

 

Iran

Two months' worth of rain in few hours floods Iran, killing 7 people

 

Japan

Japan reports bird flu outbreak in Hiroshima Prefecture

 

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Unusually large tornado hits Sakaka, Saudi Arabia - one of the largest ever documented in the country

 

Lebanon

Historic hailstorm hits Beirut, Lebanon

 

Malaysia

Malaysia health officials report two additional human rabies cases in Sarawak

 

Reunion- French Overseas Territory

Third eruption of the year starts at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

 

Russia

Explosive activity resumes at Karymsky volcano, Aviation Color Code raised, Russia

 

Spain

Barcelona Zoo reports SARS-CoV-2 in four lions

 

Barcelona fire: Deadly blaze engulfs squatters' warehouse

 

Taiwan

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits near Yilan, Taiwan

 

Thailand

Death toll climbs to 24, over 555 000 homes affected in southern Thailand's worst floods in 50 years

 

Other Items of Interest

Webinar: Building Back Better: Natural Capital Accounting for a Green Recovery

 

Webinar: Build Back Better: building resilient health infrastructure and supply chains. What have we learnt from COVID-19?

 

ASEAN adopts New Disaster Management Framework for 2021-2025

 

A framework for mental health and psychosocial support in radiological and nuclear emergencies World Health Organization (WHO), 2020

 

WHO Guidance for Climate Resilient and Environmentally Sustainable Health Care Facilities

 

The 2020 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: responding to converging crises

 

Whence the next pandemic? The intersecting global geography of the animal-human interface, poor health systems and air transit centrality reveals conduits for high-impact spill over One Health, 2020

 

The future is now: exploring the post pandemic direction for Aotearoa New Zealand

 

NASA The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was supercharged, and not just in raw numbers.

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 28th November - 4th December 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 28th November: 4th December 2020

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report: 5th December 2020

 

Regional Hazards

Europe

Europe reports more than 300 highly pathogenic avian influenza cases this year

 

Country Hazards

Australia

South Australia: Risk of mosquito-borne diseases highest in a decade

 

Croatia

Record-breaking rainfall hits Split, causing widespread flooding, Croatia

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Monkeypox deaths top 200 in DR Congo

 

Indonesia

Major eruption at Lewotolo volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

 

Italy

Massive floods claim 3 lives in Sardinia, rare tornado hits Catania, Italy

 

Lithuania

Lithuania: The latest country to report SARS-CoV-2 in mink

 

South Africa

Minister Thoko Didiza announces locust outbreak in parts of South Africa

 

Sri Lanka

Tropical Cyclone "Burevi" makes landfall over Sri Lanka, heads toward Tamil Nadu

 

Thailand

Five dead as flash floods hit southern Thailand

 

United Kingdom

Avonmouth water works explosion: Four people killed

 

United States of America

Major landslide leaves at least 6 people missing in Haines, southeast Alaska

 

Major storm hits U.S. East Coast, leaving more than 230 000 customers without power

 

Coronavirus: US hits record Covid cases and hospitalisations

 

Other items of interest:

Open Data Watch ODINOPEN DATA INVENTORY 2020/21 Executive Summary

 

SDG Good Practices-A compilation of success stories and lessons learned in SDG implementation (First Edition)

 

26th update on Evidence Aid's COVID-19 project

 

UN research roadmap for covid-19 recovery

 

Supporting the cop26 priorities through research on international development & climate change UK-funded research project showcase

 

Preparing for, and protecting communities from, respiratory exposure to volcanic ash

 

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

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 21st November - 27th November 2020

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Southern Ocean

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Balleny Islands region, Southern Ocean

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Massive wildfire scorches half of Fraser Island - Queensland, Australia

 

Brazil

Brazil: Ribeiro Preto dengue cases top 17K, exceeds all of 2019

 

Brazil measles: Ongoing outbreaks in Para, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo states

 

Colombia

At least 17 fatalities after floods and landslides hit Antioquia, Colombia

 

India

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Nivar" makes landfall in Tamil Nadu, India

 

Indonesia

Floods swamp 1,078 homes in Langkat, North Sumatra

 

Israel

Massive floods hit Israel after one of the rainiest days in the country's history

 

Japan

Japan reports 5,000 syphilis cases fourth year in a row

 

Nigeria

Nigeria yellow fever outbreak

 

Somalia

Gati is the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in Somalia and the strongest ever recorded in this part of the world

 

South Africa

South Africa reports 3 measles cases: "arrants heightened attention"

 

United States of America

Late-evening EF-2 tornado hits Arlington as the first significant November tornado in North Texas since 1987

 

Other items of interest:

One Virus, Four Continents, Eight Countries: An Interdisciplinary and International Study on the Psychosocial Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Adults

 

Webinar: Good Practices on SDG Implementation: Inspiring Examples to Drive Change

 

Open data on COVID-19 and Heat-Health published

 

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

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

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 20th November 2020

 

Regional Hazards

Central America

Hurricane Iota powers up in new threat to Central America

Iota reaches hurricane strength and is forecast to hit storm-ravaged Central America as a major storm


Southern Africa

Southern Africa: Migratory Locusts Threaten SADC Food Security

 

Country Hazards

Democratic Republic of Congo

Latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is declared over, with lessons for COVID-19

 

Ecuador

Landslide in Ecuador Kills 5 at Illegal Mine

 

Guatemala

Humanitarian Aid Distributed to Areas Affected by Storm Iota in Guatemala

 

Indonesia

As yearly floods loom, Jakarta residents fear shelters are potential COVID-19 "breeding grounds"

 

Italy

Captured on video: Spectacular Italian volcano eruption

 

Laos

Laos reports two H5N1 avian influenza poultry outbreaks

 

Nicaragua

Hurricane Iota: at least six killed and 60,000 evacuated in Nicaragua

 

Nigeria

Nigeria Lassa Fever Update: 5 additional confirmed cases reported

 

Paraguay

Paraguay reports rise in dengue cases

 

Philippines

Devastating Floods Submerge the Philippines

 

Typhoon Goni: Philippines hit by year's most powerful storm

 

United States of America

Fresh wildfires in Nevada and California force evacuations and kill at least one

 

Other items of interest:

2020 Understanding Risk Forum

A National Approach to National Disasters

Advising the WHO on its data sharing practices in non-emergency contexts

 

Laying the Foundation for Effective Partnerships: An Examination of Data Sharing Agreements

SMARTER FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT DATA

COVID-19 DATA AND DATA SHARING AGREEMENTS: THE POTENTIAL OF SUNSET CLAUSES AND SUNSET PROVISIONS. A report by SDSN TReNDS and DataReady Limited on behalf of C4DC:  

Using Data to Fight COVID-19 and build back better

 

Major Technological Disasters 2000-2020

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

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

 

Coronavirus

 

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

 

COVID-19: Global coronavirus cases pass 50 million

 

COVID vaccine: First 'milestone' vaccine offers 90% protection

 

 

Regional Hazards

 

Europe

 

Europe COVID death toll tops 300,000 as winter looms and infections surge

 

 

Country Hazards

 

Australia

 

Thunderstorm asthma warning as Victorians urged to stay indoors

 

Canada

 

All-time November snow records broken for parts of the Canadian Prairies

 

Greece

 

Heavy flooding on the Greek island of Crete floods homes and damages roads

 

India

 

Delhi's air quality severe, relief unlikely soon

 

4 Children Killed In Mudslide Near Bhopal

 

Indonesia

 

Indonesia evacuates villagers as volatile Mount Merapi volcano rumbles

 

Italy

 

Sequence of powerful explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy

 

Libya

 

At least 5 people die in latest shipwreck off Libya

 

Namibia

 

Namibia: Locust Outbreak Brought Under Control

 

New Zealand

 

Napier under state of emergency after heaviest rain in 57 years, New Zealand

 

GeoNet raises Alert Level and Aviation Color Code for White Island volcano, New Zealand

 

Nigeria

 

Nigeria: Yellow Fever - Enugu Embarks On Mass Vaccination, Fumigation of Communities

 

Paraguay

 

Paraguay reports rise in dengue cases

 

Philippines

 

Several killed and 180,000 evacuated as Typhoon Vamco hits the Philippines

 

Typhoon "Vamco" strikes the Philippines, leaving a massive trail of destruction

 

Spain

 

Spain - Several Rescued, Train Derailed After Flash Floods in South

  

Sudan

 

Sudan floods: A devastating aftermath

 

United States of America

 

Tropical Storm Eta heads offshore leaving six dead in North Carolina and Florida

 

Record cold and snow engulf California and Nevada, U.S.

 

Vietnam

 

Storm Etau forecast to bring heavy rains to central Viet Nam

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

World Health Organization Technical Guidance Notes on Sendai Framework Reporting by Ministries of Health

 

How building with nature can lead a green recovery for our coasts

 

With COVID-19 in the picture, how is Tacloban preparing for typhoons?

 

Impacts of sand and dust storms on oceans: a scientific environmental assessment for policy makers

 

Climate change: Hurricanes get stronger on land as world warms

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 31st - 6th November 2020

Global hazards weekly bulletin

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 31st October - 6th November 2020

 

Coronavirus

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

A UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19

 

Regional Hazards

Central America

Central America still on high alert as Hurricane Eta kills dozens

 

Europe

Coronavirus: Lockdowns return across Europe - here's what you need to know

 

Country Hazards

Australia

'Catastrophic' hailstorm and a month's worth of rain in an hour slam Queensland, Australia

 

India

Monsoon to gain pace from tomorrow, Chennai set for soaking

 

Iraq

Gas pipeline blast in southern Iraq kills 3, injures 51, police say

 

Nicaragua

Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Eta" makes landfall in Nicaragua

 

Philippines

Super Typhoon "Goni" hits Philippines as the strongest storm of the year

 

Saint Lucia

Dengue cases top 800 in Saint Lucia, 3,000% increase from 2019

 

Singapore

 

Heavy rain in afternoon leads to flash floods in several areas of Singapore and fallen trees

 

 

Thailand

 

Korat villages hot by flash floods

 

 

Turkey

 

Man rescued from rubble as Turkey quake death toll hits 62

 

United Kingdom

UK parliament approves month-long COVID-19 lockdown for England

 

BBC Weather: Storm Aiden to bombard Europe as heavy winds and torrential rains strike

 

UK Overseas Territories - South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

A68 iceberg on collision path with South Georgia

 

Zimbabwe

Ministry of health receives medical supplies to strengthen the screening and treatment of patients with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

 

Other items of interest:

WHO Technical guidance notes on Sendai Framework Reporting for Ministries of Health

 

Changing the Face of Early Warning in Cambodia                

 

Scientists to study climate change impact on extreme central Vietnam weather

 

Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

 

Laying the Foundations for a Resilient Recovery           

 

Bushfires, drought, COVID: why rural Australians' mental health is taking a battering                                                                                         

 

Living with COVID: NIHR publishes dynamic themed review into 'ongoing COVID'

 

Learning from crisis: building resilient systems to combat future pandemics

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 24th - 30th October 2020

GLOBAL HAZARDS WEEKLY BULLETIN

24th-30th OCTOBER 2020

Coronavirus

 

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report

 

Regional Hazards

Africa

Floods, landslides affect 3.6M people in E. Africa

 

Africa's miners face new TB threat as pandemic disrupts treatment

 

Europe

Channel migrants: Four dead as boat sinks near Dunkirk

 

Country Hazards

Greece

Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hits Greece-Turkey border region

 

Iceland

Significant ground deformation associated with earthquakes on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

 

Libya

Exceptionally massive hail strikes Tripoli, Libya - possibly one of the largest on record

 

Philippines

Nearly 9,000 flee homes in Philippines as Molave intensifies into typhoon

 

Typhoon "Goni" (Rolly) rapidly intensifies into strongest storm of the year, Quezon Province under red alert - Philippines

 

Senegal

140 migrants drown near Senegal in 'deadliest shipwreck so far this year', UN reports

 

South Sudan

South Sudan: Severe floods threaten 800,000 people

 

Turkey

Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hits Greece-Turkey border region

 

USA

Colorado wildfire kills couple, forces more evacuations

 

Rare October ice storm hits Oklahoma, leaving more than 300 000 customers without power

 

Hurricane "Zeta" makes historic landfall in Louisiana, U.S.

 

Vietnam

Typhoon "Molave" prompts evacuation of 1.3 million in Vietnam after leaving 13 missing in the Philippines

 

Typhoon Molave makes landfall in Vietnam in the aftermath of deadly floods

 

Other Resources

UN World Data Forum Session 'Multi-Stakeholder Data Bridges - making data work for cross-domain grand challenges’

 

CODATA Connect Webinar

 

Units of Measure for Humans and Machines

 

The development impact of risk analytics

 

Deadline for Posters and Lightning Talks

 

World Tsunami Awareness Day 5th November

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 17th - 23rd October 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 17th - 23rd October 2020

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Global coronavirus cases surpass the 40 million milestone

 

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Many killed and wounded in visa stampede

 

Ethiopia

Locust swarms spread across Ethiopia aided by heavy rains and Covid pandemic

 

Greece

Waterspout outbreak and flooding hit southern Greece

 

Iceland

M5.6 earthquake hits Reykjanes peninsula, the largest since 2003, Iceland

 

India

Severe floods claim 47 lives, damage more than 900 000 ha of crops in Maharashtra, India

 

Flood situation grim in parts of Telangana, Karnataka

 

Iran

Iran imposes new restrictions as COVID-19 deaths surpass 30,000

 

Nepal

444 dead, 101 missing in monsoon-related disasters in Nepal

 

Philippines

Tropical Storm Saudel lashes Philippines, heads for Vietnam

 

Russia

Strong eruption at Bezymianny volcano, ash up to 9.5 km (31 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

 

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia dengue outbreak continues rise, More deaths confirmed

 

Thailand

Villages flooded as dam wall buckles after rain

 

United Kingdom

Storm Barbara hits UK with heavy rain and gale force winds

 

Homes evacuated and cars stranded after Aberdeenshire flooding

 

United States of America

Wildfires force closure of national forests in five Colorado counties

 

Early-season winter storm hits northern U.S., breaking scores of snowfall records

 

Vietnam

At least 90 dead, 32 missing and 5 million affected as more floods and landslides hit central Vietnam

 

Other items of interest:

Webinar: Communicating about high impact weather: Uncertainty, trust, and beliefs - 26th October 8pm UTC

 

Call for expression of interest: Peer reviewers for DRR report in the Arab region

 

Asia-Pacific Regional Framework for NATECH (natural hazards triggering technological disasters) risk management

 

2020 strategic directions: Water report

 

Anchoring loss and damage in enhanced NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions)

 

Why invest in resilience?

 

 

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 10th - 16th October 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 10th - 16th October 2020

 

Coronavirus

 

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

 

 

Australia

 

Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its corals since 1995

 

Cambodia

 

Deadly flooding displaces thousands across Mekong region

 

France

 

France declares public health state of emergency over COVID-19

 

India

 

Mumbai's millions get their power back after massive outage

 

Heavy rainfall leaves 32 dead in Telangana; Hyd streets flooded

 

Israel

Dozens of homes burn in some 250 fires throughout Israel over weekend

 

Japan

 

Tropical storm tracking along Pacific coast toward central Japan

 

Spain

 

Coronavirus: Spain imposes state of emergency on Madrid

 

Sudan

 

Sudan: Chikungunya outbreak prompts 'state of Emergency' in West Darfur

 

South Sudan

 

South Sudan families displaced by fighting forced out again by floods

 

Syria

 

Two killed as massive forest fires rage in Syria

 

Tanzania

 

Kilimanjaro: Fire breaks out on Africa's tallest mountain

 

Thailand

 

Thailand crash: At least 20 people die after train collides with bus

 

United Kingdom

 

Data breach reported as Hackney Council hit by 'serious cyber-attack'

 

United States of America

 

Sweltering heat, power outages greet Louisiana evacuees returning from Hurricane Delta

 

California heatwave prompts power shutdowns, fire danger

 

Southern New England hit by a rare derecho, NWS confirms

 

Vietnam

 

Floods kill 17 people in central Vietnam, next storm due soon

 

Other items of interest:

 

Webinar: The Stockholm High-Level Meeting on Addressing the Humanitarian Impact of Climate Change - 21 October 14:30 CEST

Launch of INFORM Severity Index on 22nd October 2020

 

Video Message from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction about the International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction

 

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus Video Message for the International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction

 

'COVID-19 provides a compelling case for an all-hazards approach'

 

Preparing for the future: a new climate change adaptation strategy for the EU

 

Being better prepared for floods in Europe!

 

Climate change spurs doubling of disasters since 2000: UN

 

Information for the people

 

State of climate services 2020 report

 

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 3rd - 9th October 2020

 

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 3rd - 9th October 2020 

 

Coronavirus

 

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

 

Brazil

 

Covid: Brazil's coronavirus cases pass five million

 

Canada

 

Canadians encouraged to stay home as second wave of Covid-19 worsens

 

Chad

 

Chikungunya outbreak in Chad nears 35,000 cases since August

 

Europe

 

Storm Alex: Four killed as flash floods hit France and Italy

 

 

Germany

 

Germany faces 'uncontrolled' coronavirus spread as cases jump

 

India

 

Heavy rain leaves twin cities flooded

 

Back-to-back systems over the Bay could delay northeast monsoon

 

Mexico

 

Hurricane Delta steams across Gulf of Mexico

 

New Zealand

 

Dozens of homes razed in New Zealand bushfires

 

Nigeria

 

Five killed, many injured in Lagos gas explosion

 

Philippines

 

Earthquake hits northern Philippines, felt in Manila

 

Russia

 

Russia explosion: Huge blast at military base - major disaster sparks evacuation

 

South Korea

 

Dozens hospitalized after fire engulfs 33-story apartment building in South Korea

 

Southern Africa

 

Explainer: what's behind the locust swarms damaging crops in southern Africa

 

United Kingdom

 

Heavy rain brings flooding and travel disruption

 

United States Of America

 

Record California wildfires burn over 4 million acres

 

Hurricane Delta heads toward the US Gulf Coast after slamming Mexico's Yucatan

 

Other items of interest:

 

Webinar: 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for disaster Risk Reduction - 15th October 11am Malaysia time

 

Webinar: The Stockholm High-Level Meeting on Addressing the Humanitarian Impact of Climate Change - 21st October 14:30 CEST

 

Virtual UN World Data Forum 19 - 21 October

 

2020 International Day For Disaster Risk Reduction - 13th October

 

Marine heatwaves and hurricanes: Study examines compounding impact of severe weather

 

As cities bake on a warming planet, insurers cook up heatwave cover

 

Caribbean Communities Building Resilience through Water Harvesting

 

This September was the hottest on record, scientists find

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 26th September - 2nd October 2020

Global hazards weekly bulletin

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 26th September - 2nd October

 

Coronavirus

 

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

 

Coronavirus: Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million

 

Bangladesh

 

Highest ever rainfall in 60 years: Rangpur city under knee-deep water

 

China

 

China: Carbon monoxide kills 16 trapped coal miners

 

France

 

Storm Alex to hit France with powerful winds and heavy rain

 

Greenland

 

Greenland ice loss worst in 12,000 years as sea levels rise        

 

India

 

"The future is uncertain": India coronavirus cases top 6 million

 

Assam: Brahmaputra crosses danger level mark in Guwahati

 

Nigeria

 

At least 40 dead and 2 million tons of rice destroyed as Jigawa sees worst flood in 32 years, Nigeria

 

Nepal

 

50 families displaced, over 100 houses at risk due to landslides in Dhankuta

 

Pakistan

 

Pakistan floods: Families forced to live in the open and rely on emergency food

 

Switzerland

 

Lightning strike injures 14 teens at soccer game in Switzerland

 

South Eastern Europe

 

Severe weather hits SE Europe, leaving at least 5 people dead

 

Turkey

 

Paralyzing flash floods and damaging hail hits Istanbul, Turkey

 

Ukraine

 

'Terrible tragedy': Ukraine air force plane crash kills at least 22

 

United Kingdom

 

UK weather: Heavy rain and strong wind for parts of UK as Storm Alex arrives from Europe

 

 

United States of America

 

Intense earthquake swarm near Salton Sea, California

 

3 dead, nearly 100 000 evacuate as two massive wildfires explode in Northern California

 

Napa County brush fire rapidly grows to at least 1,500 acres, forcing hospital to evacuate

 

Other items of interest:

 

Webinar: Science for a Sustainable Future: A Global Virtual Conference - 8th October 8:00 am EST

 

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction - 13th October

 

COVID-19 and sustainable development goals

 

Emergency care in the pandemic

 

UNFCCC: Innovative approaches to accelerating and scaling up climate technology implementation for mitigation and adaptation

 

Strengthening agricultural decisions in countries at risk of food insecurity: The GEOGLAM crop monitor for early warning

 

New woodlands can help reduce flooding risk within 15 years

 

ACT Alliance members in Indonesia: Preparing the communities to respond better to disasters

 

New Zealand first in the world to require climate risk reporting

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 19 - 25th September 2020

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 19th - 25th September 2020

 

Coronavirus

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

 

 

 

Australia

 

At least 25 whales dead and more than 200 stranded in Tasmania's Macquarie Harbour

 

Bangladesh

Displaced by river erosion, Kurigram locals await rehabilitation

 

Chad

Chikungunya - Chad: Disease outbreak news

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

 

Ebola: DRC's 11th outbreak rises to 124 cases

 

Ecuador

 

Major eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

 

Ethiopia

 

Massive floods leave widespread destruction, displace 140 000 people in Afar, Ethiopia

 

France

 

2 missing after worst rainfall in 120 years triggers flash flooding in southern France

Greece

Storm Ianos: Three dead as Greece starts clean-up after rare 'medicane'

 

India

 

India building collapse toll climbs to 35, search and rescue efforts continue

Heavy rain lashes Karnataka

 

Indonesia

Floods hit Jakarta after heavy rainfall in capital, upstream areas

 

Japan

 

Heavy rain predicted as Tropical Storm Dolphin heads for eastern Japan

 

Mexico

Heavy rain caused landslides and stream overflows

 

Philippines

Philippines detects new swine fever outbreaks, eyes more pork imports

 

Sudan

Families struggle as heavy rain, more floods expected in Sudan

 

Thailand

Tropical Storm Noul: 22 Provinces in Thailand Severely Affected by Flash Floods

 

Uganda

ECHO daily report - Uganda Food insecurity 23rd September

 

United Arab Emirates

 

21 vehicles' pile-up reported in Sharjah due to thick fog

 

United Kingdom

Covid: Scotland records highest-ever number of virus cases

 

United States of America

 

U.S. coronavirus cases surpass seven million as Midwest outbreak flares up

 

California's largest single wildfire spawned two massive firenados -- one was an EF2

 

Other items of interest:

 

Webinar: Reaching the Hardest to Reach with Education Technology during COVID - 9th October 9am EDT

 

Webinar: The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000: Twenty Years of Promise, Pitfalls, and Progress from a Planning Perspective - 13th October 1pm Eastern time

 

Webinar: 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction - 15th October 11am, Malaysia Time Zone UTC +8

 

Training: UNDRR ROAMC: Risk governance in context of systemic risk in the Americas and the Caribbean - IDDRR 13th October 9am Panama time

 

Building Trust Within and Across Communities for Health Emergency Preparedness

 

Iraq launches National Adaptation Plan process for climate change resilience

 

Emergency warning messages: how do community members comprehend them?

 

Before disaster strikes Nepal

 

Persistent Phytoplankton

 

NASA Finds Tropical Storm Dolphin Going Swimmingly

 

Arctic ice melts to second lowest summer level on record

 

 

 

 

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 12 - 18th September
Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 12th - 18th September 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 17th September

Covid-19: New fear grips Europe as cases top 30m worldwide 

Brazil

Forest fires devastate Brazil's Pantanal tropical wetlands

China

Bacterial outbreak infects thousands after factory leak in China 

Democratic Republic of Congo

At least 50 feared dead in DR Congo mine collapse

118 Ebola cases detected in DR Congo

Greece

Dangerous Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) forecast to strike western Greece 

India

India's coronavirus cases pass 5 million

One dead in Biswanath as deluge returns, 3 districts hit

Lightning strikes kill 42 people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India

Israel

Israel imposes second coronavirus lockdown during high holidays

Libya 

U.N.: Boat capsizes near Libya; 24 migrants presumed dead

Nigeria

Floods, food shortages threaten to push Nigeria into food crisis 

Nepal

Nepal landslide killed at least 11 people, 20 others remain missing 

New Zealand

School bus tragedy: Driver killed, six people hospitalised after crash near Palmerston North 

Russia 

Why forest fires in Siberia, Russia threaten us all 

Sudan 

Flood disaster ravages Sudanese civilians

United States of America 

Hurricane Sally: 'Catastrophic flooding' as storm hits US

Catastrophic flooding unfolding as Hurricane "Sally" makes landfall near the Alabama/Florida border, U.S

California wildfires 

Oregon city 'looks as though a bomb went off' as fires continue to scorch the West Coast

Oil producers evacuate U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms as storm brews 

Power outage enters fourth day for thousands of Utahns 

Vietnam  

Storm Noul makes landfall in Vietnam, moves into Laos 

Other items of interest:  

Webinar: 2020 VIRTUAL UNITED NATIONS WORLD DATA FORUM 19 - 21 October  

A World in Disorder: Global Preparedness Monitoring Board

Reporting on floods through a climate lens 

Could climate become the weak link in your supply chain?

Climate change: Rising sea levels in Fiji create 'ghost towns'

Climate change: Warmth shatters section of Greenland ice shelf

Evidence Aid COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin

INGSA -  Tracking global evidence-to-policy pathways in the coronavirus crisis:  A preliminary report

Coronavirus: Disposable masks 'causing enormous plastic waste'

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Algeria

 

ECHO Daily report: Algeria Floods - 9th September

 

Bangladesh

 

Death toll from Bangladesh mosque AC explosion rises to 27

 

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

 

Greece

 

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

 

India

 

Lightning kills a dozen people across Jharkhand

 

Japan

 

Typhoon Haishen hammers southern Japan with high winds and power outages

 

Lebanon

 

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

 

Pakistan

 

Marble quarry collapse in remote Pakistan kills at least 17

 

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

 

Senegal

 

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

 

South Korea

 

Typhoon Haishen batters South Korea after slamming Japan

 

Spain

 

Emergency services called to 28 incidents in Majorca

 

Sudan

 

Sudan declares 3-month state of emergency over deadly floods

 

United Kingdom

 

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

 

Winchester school bus bridge crash leaves children injured

 

Newcastle University students' data held to ransom by cyber criminals

 

United States of America

 

Creek Fire: Helicopters rescue dozens of trapped California campers

 

NASA Downslope Winds Fan Western Fires

 

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

 

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

 

Strong winds hit Utah, sparking power outages and school closures

 

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

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Burkina Faso: '0.5M children face acute malnutrition'

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

Coronavirus

 

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

 

Global coronavirus cases exceed 25 million

 

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

 

 

Afghanistan

 

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

 

Bangladesh

 

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

 

Central America

 

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

 

Chad

 

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

 

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

 

Chile

 

Powerful earthquake hits off northern Chile, causes damage

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

 

DRC Ebola outbreak continues to show rising case numbers

 

France

 

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

 

Greece

 

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

 

India

 

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

 

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

 

Iran

 

Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

 

Italy

 

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

 

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

 

Japan

 

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

 

Mexico

 

Rains, flooding isolates 30 communities in Jalisco

 

Nepal

 

11 bodies recovered from flood and landslides site in Baglung

 

Norway

 

Coronavirus: Norway bunker partygoers poisoned by carbon monoxide

 

Pakistan

 

Flash floods kills nine in Balohistan; 142 houses destroyed

 

South Korea

 

At least one person killed as Typhoon Maysak hits waterlogged Koreas

 

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

 

Spain

 

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

 

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

 

Thailand

 

Thailand dengue cases top 50,000 this year

 

United States of America

 

Hurricane Laura: 400,000 without power in Louisiana

 

Flooding, Blackouts in the Wake of Laura

 

ECHO Daily Map of 1 September 2020 - California wildfires

 

Other items of interest:

 

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

 

World Economic Forum: The future of nature and business

 

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

 

Zombie fires spark record Arctic CO2 emissions

 

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

 

India: Dams and embankments worsen floods in Assam

 

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

 

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

 

Zimbabwe suspects elephants died from bacterial infection

 

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

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

 

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 22nd - 28thAugust 2020

 

Coronavirus

 

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

 

India coronavirus: Covid strikes remote Greater Andamanese tribe

 

 

Afghanistan

 

Deadly flash floods kill dozens, damage homes

 

Argentina

 

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

 

Australia

 

Melbourne storm: Three killed as winds cause widespread damage

 

Caribbean

 

Storms Marco and Laura plough through Caribbean, killing 12

 

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

 

Chad

 

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

 

India

 

Child rescued from India building collapse after 18 hours

 

Italy

 

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

 

Japan

 

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

 

Mexico

 

Tropical storm Genevieve kills two people in western Mexico

 

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

 

New Zealand

 

NZ takes action over stock market cyber attacks

 

North Korea

 

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

 

Pakistan

 

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

 

Karachi floods turn roads into rivers

 

Papua New Guinea

 

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

 

Thailand

 

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

 

Uganda

 

Uganda lightning strike kills 10 children playing football in Arua

 

United Kingdom

 

Storm Francis: Dozens evacuated after flooding

 

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

 

Llangennech diesel train catches fire after derailing

 

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

 

Broxburn flooding: People rescued as homes in West Lothian flooded

 

United States of America

 

California wildfires: 'Hotter and faste' than previous years

 

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

 

Laura Makes Landfall

 

Hurricane Laura slams Louisiana and Texas

 

 

Other items of interest:

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

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

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

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

The Biblical Flood That Will Drown California

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Australia

Young people want better disaster education after Black Summer fires

Bangladesh

Death toll from floods in Bangladesh rises to 217

Canada

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

China

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

China evacuates 100,000 as floods threaten heritage site

Ireland

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

India

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

The civilian heroes of India's plane crash tragedy

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

Indonesia

2 strong earthquakes shake western Indonesia; no tsunami

Japan

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

Mauritius

Mauritius ecological disaster worsens as wrecked ship breaks up

Pakistan

13 die, dozens injured as vehicles plunge in ravines

Pakistan: Monsoon Floods - Information Bulletin

Philippines

One dead, dozens injured as strong quake hits central Philippines

South America

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

Sudan

Sudan: Dozens dead, thousands of homes destroyed by floods

Thailand

Flash flooding inundates more province

United Kingdom

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

United States of America

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

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

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

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

 

Other items of interest

UK Government creates new National Institute for Health Protection

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

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

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

Greenland's ice has melted beyond return, study suggests

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

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

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

Roundtable: How Indigenous communities respond to disasters

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

How can UN help prevent another Beirut disaster?

A digital revolution fighting infectious diseases

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

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

 

Coronavirus

 

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

 

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

 

Australia

 

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

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

 

Ebola and measles outbreaks in DRC

 

Europe

 

Europe swelters under a heatwave complicated by Covid-19 restrictions

 

What Europe's cities are doing to handle heatwaves

 

France

 

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

 

Greece

 

State of emergency declared in storm-ravaged areas

 

India

 

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

 

Indonesia 

 

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

 

Italy

 

Italian valley evacuated as cathedral -sized glacier slips

 

Mauritius

 

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

 

Nepal

 

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

 

Pakistan

 

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

 

Paraguay

 

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

 

Peru

 

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

 

South Korea

 

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

 

Trinidad and Tobago

 

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

 

United Kingdom

 

UK heatwave: Thunderstorms and flash floods after scorching heat

 

Torrential rain and thunderstorms bring flooding and disruption

 

Three dead after passenger train derails near Stonehaven

 

United States of America

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Yemen

 

At least 172 killed in Yemen flash floods this month

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

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

 

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

 

International report confirms 2019 was among three warmest years on record

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Coronavirus

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

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

 

 

Australia

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

 

Canada

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

 

China

Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in east China's Zhejiang

Typhoon "Hagupit" slams into China's Zhejiang

 

Europe

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

 

India

250 tribal families evacuated following heavy rains in the Nilgiris

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

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

 

Indonesia

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

 

Lebanon

Lebanon: Beirut Port Explosions Situation Report No. 1

Beirut explosion: Before-and-after images

Anger grows after deadly Beirut Explosion

 

Myanmar

Jade mine landslide kills more than 170 people, Myanmar 

 

Philippines

6.4-magnitude earthquake jolts Maguindanao province in southern Philippines

 

Spain

Firefighters, troops battle forest fire outside Madrid

 

Singapore

Dengue fever record set in Singapore

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

 

Somalia

Thousands more displaced by riverine floods in southern areas of Somalia

 

South Korea

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

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

 

Sudan

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

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

 

Thailand

Flash floods kill two in Thailand, storm heads for Myanmar

 

United States of America

Hurricane Isaias lashes Carolinas amid warnings of life-threatening surges

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

 

Vietnam

Tropical Storm Sinlaku, Viet Nam - 02 Aug 2020

 

 

Other items of interest:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Evidence Aid Coronavirus (COVID-19) week 17 update

 

 

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

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

 

UNDRR Sendai Hazards Report Launched

International Science Council Hazard Definition & Classification Review: Technical Review

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

HAZARD DEFINITION & CLASSIFICATION REVIEW TECHNICAL REPORT

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

 

Coronavirus

 

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

 

Economies slump as coronavirus cases reach 17 million globally

 

Australia

 

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

 

Calls to declare Wamberal Beach erosion a natural disaster

Bahamas

 

Bahamas braces for Hurricane Isaias

 

Bangladesh

 

A Quarter of Bangladesh Is Flooded. Millions Have Lost Everything

Brazil

 

Dengue cases up 200% in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

 

Canada

 

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

 

Croatia

 

Firefighters Respond to 41 Emergency Calls as Hail Storm Hits Zagreb

 

Europe

 

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

 

France

 

Soaring temperatures bring on wildfire in France

 

India

 

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

 

Japan

 

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

 

Mexico

 

Mexico flooding: Tropical depression Hanna drenches north

 

Nigeria

 

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

 

Portugal

 

Portugal declares state of alert over wildfires

 

South Korea

 

Deadly floods hit South Korea's central and southern regions

 

United States of America

 

Hurricane Hanna: Flood threat remains despite weakening

 

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

 

Other items of interest:

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

Europe | Forest Fires 1 January - 21 July 2020

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

WHO COVID-19 Situation Report - 23 July

Global COVID-19 cases now total over 15 million

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

 

Bangladesh

Millions of Bangladeshis affected as flood crisis deepens

Cambodia

Mysterious outbreak that put 168 in hospital identified as chikungunya

China

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

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Landslide in DRC leaves at least 8 people dead

Western DRC Ebola cases now up to 60

Greece

Forest fire rages in Greece's Peloponnese for second day

India

Over 140,000 displaced as floods continue in Assam

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

Death toll in landslide rises to 10

Indonesia

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

Italy

Sardinia sees worst locust attack in 70 years

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

Stromboli Volcano Suddenly Explodes Again Without Warning

Iran

Heavy rain and flooding continues across Iran

Mexico

Powerful explosion at Popocatepetl, heavy ash to 7.3 km

Mongolia

Flash floods cause deaths and widespread damage

Nepal

Huge landslide sweeps away at least 19 houses in Lamjung

Over 60 dead, 41 missing in floods, landslides

New Zealand

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

Pakistan

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

Russia

Massive wildfires in Siberia fueled by record heat

Singapore

3 more people die as dengue outbreak worsens in Singapore

Somalia

Some 37,000 people affected by flash floods in Somalia

United States of America

Northern California wildfires burn 23,000 acres, prompting evacuations

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

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

Vietnam

Floods, landslides kill five in northern Vietnam

 

Other items of interest:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Earth faces plastic pollution disaster

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

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

Arctic Region | Overview of Wildfires January to July 2020

  

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

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

Coronavirus

WHO COVID -19 Situational Report - 16 July

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

 

Armenia

Icebergs and flooded roads after unprecedented hailstorm hits Gyumri

Bangladesh

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

Brazil

Thousands Displaced as Rivers Overflow in Rio Grande Do Sul

Colombia

Thousands Affected by Flooding After Weeks of Rain

India

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

Indonesia

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

Italy

Two dead as severe storm ravages Palermo

Japan

Thousands flee as heavy rain lashes Japan

Laos

Laos reports 113 new cases of dengue fever

Malaysia

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

Mexico

2 Dead as Heavy Rain Triggers Landslides and Floods in Oaxaca

Mongolia

Forest fires put out in Inner Mongolia

Nepal

Dozens Dead or Missing After Heavy Rain Triggers Floods and Landslides

Russia

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

South Korea

Deadly Flash Floods After 277mm of Rain in South Gyeongsang

Thailand

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

Turkey

Four dead in north eastern Turkey flash flood

Yemen

Locust invasion in Yemen stokes food insecurity fears

 

Other items of interest:

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

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

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

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

Strengthening the global effort on COVID-19 research

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

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

Making the case for governance

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

National Adaptation Plans - An entrypoint for ecosystem-based adaptation

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

 

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

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

Coronavirus

COVID 19 WHO Situational Report - 9th July 2020  

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

 

Brazil

Cyclone Kills 9, Causes Floods and Damage in Southern Brazil

Canada

Landslide in Shuswap Wipes Out Water Connection to 500 people

Flash Flooding, Hydro Outages Reported as Severe Weather Hits Toronto  

China

19 Dead or Missing Nationwide as a result of Rainstorms  

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

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

Greece

Hundreds of Children Evacuated from Summer Camp due to Forest Fire

India

7 Killed in Season's First Monsoon Rain in Karachi

Japan

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

Laos

Dengue Cases Double Since May  

Mongolia

Floods Leave 8 Dead, 2,300 Homes Damaged  

Nepal

At Least 10 Killed, 30 Missing in Nepal Landslides  

Deadly Floods in Gandaki and Bagmati Provinces

Pakistan

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

Puerto Rico

Worsening Drought Forces State of Emergency in Puerto Rico

Thailand

Pattaya paralyzed by major flash flood after heavy thunderstorm

Ukraine

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

United States of America

Tree Falls During Thunderstorm Trapping 19 Including Children

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

Tornado Kills 1, Injures 2 In Otter Tail County  

 

Other items of interest:

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

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

GNDR - Policy recommendations to governments at HLPF 2020

Conversations on Climate Challenges: Wildfire Policy and Public Health

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

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

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

Managing Extreme Heat During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

 

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

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

Coronavirus

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

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

 

Austria

 

Avalanches in Austrian Alps kill at least six

Argentina

Argentina monitoring massive locust swarm

Bangladesh

7 killed in thunderbolt in four northern districts

Brazil

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

Canada

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

China

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

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

Massive sandstorm blankets Hotan

India

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

Indonesia

Indonesia province declares state of emergency over forest fire risk

Massive landslide sweeps away mountain road in eastern Indonesia

Iran

Gas explosion at Iran medical clinic kills 19

Ireland

Huge mudslides devastate countryside in Leitrim

Finland

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

Malaysia

Over 1,000 Displaced by Floods in Sabah State

Myanmar

Death toll in Myanmar jade mine landslide rises to 162

Nepal

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

New Zealand

Tornadoes hit Auckland and Papamoa, leaving major structural damage

Nigeria

Buildings Damaged After Flash Floods in Ikorodu, Lagos

Pakistan

Rain, hailstorm damage crops, orchards in several districts

Poland

Hundreds evacuated amid flooding in southeast Poland

Puerto Rico

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

Russia

Wildfires in Siberia increase five-fold amid unprecedented heatwave

United States of America

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

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

  

Other items of interest:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INFORM Report 2020 - Shared evidence for managing crises and disasters

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

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

 

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

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

 

Coronavirus

WHO COVID-19 Situational report - 25th June 2020

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

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

 

Bolivia

Emergency Declared After Torrential Rain Floods Santa Cruz

Bosnia

Bosnia hit by heavy rain, flooding

China

Thousands evacuated due to heavy rain in Guizhou

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

Canada

20,000 claims of property damage after Northeast Calgary hailstorm

Damaging tornado touches down in southern Ontario

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

Caribbean

Massive Saharan dust cloud shrouds the Caribbean

Cote d'Ivoire

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

Iceland

Intense earthquake swarm continues at Tjörnes Fracture Zone, Iceland

India

Lightning kills 107 as monsoon storms batter India

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

Japan

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

Malaysia

Over 900 people evacuated due to floods in Johor

Mexico

Six killed as earthquake hits Southern Mexico

Mongolia

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

At least 26 dead as flooding, torrential rain strikes Pakistan

Nepal

Landslide buries 4 vehicles in Palpa, 3 killed

Nicaragua

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

Nigeria

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

Philippines

Bago City evacuates 18 families as Mt. Kanlaon shows unrest

Romania

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

Serbia

700 houses flooded in western and central Serbia

Turkey

5.4-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Turkey; 5 injured

Ukraine

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

United States of America

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

Uruguay

Hundreds Evacuate After Storms and Flash Floods

 

Other items of interest:

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

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

Invitation for inputs: WHO Academy Learning Strategy

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

Evidence Aid COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin

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

WMO launches E-learning platform for hazard alerts

The ‘triple dividend' of early warning systems: evidence from Tanzania's coastal areas

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

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

 

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

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

 

Coronavirus

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

Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 450,000

 

Canada

Massive storm hits Calgary with heavy hail damage, flooding

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

China

Thousands of tourists stranded due to heavy rain and mudslides

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

Cote d'Ivoire

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

Deadly Floods Hit Abidjan and South

Croatia

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

Democratic Republic of Congo

Plague cluster reported in Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo

Greece

Severe hailstorm strikes Northern Greece

Honduras

Honduras - Floods and Landslides Leave 2 Dead, Thousands Affected

Hungary

Severe thunderstorm rips through capital Budapest

India

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

Deadly monsoon rain lashes Mumbai

Indonesia

Hundreds Evacuated After Floods in North Aceh

Nepal

Parbat landslide - death toll reaches eight

New Zealand

Emergency powers invoked amid worsening drought in Auckland, New Zealand

Nigeria

Flood destroys 100 houses, displaces 300 people in Akwa Ibom

Damaging Flash Floods Hit Lagos

Singapore

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

Thailand

Tropical Storm Nuri batters country over the weekend

Turkey

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

United Kingdom

Local businesses flooded and streets deluged as Altrincham hit by storm

United States of America

Thousands evacuated from Arizona wildfires

 

Other items of interest:

Webinar: Risk KAN: Compound Events - 30 June 2020

Global Policy Watch Briefing: COVID-19 and the SDGs

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Coronavirus

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

WHO warns of accelerating Covid-19 infections in Africa

 

Brazil

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

China

Hundreds of thousands displaced in deadly China flooding

Czech Republic

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

Ecuador

Ecuador volcano eruption leaves several cities covered in ash

France

Dozens Rescued After Flash Floods in Corsica

Ghana

Accra floods kill one and leaves residents displaced after heavy rainfall

India

Swarms of locusts arrive in Sangam city, moving towards Kaushambi

Mongolia

Severe sandstorm sweeps through Dundgobi, Mongolia

Mexico

Heavy rains and hail lead to severe flooding in Mexico City

Pakistan

At Least 7 Killed in Flash Floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Russia

Russian Arctic oil spill pollutes big lake near Norilsk

Spain

Hailstorm in Spain causes 6 million euros worth damage

United States of America

Storm Cristobal Brings Flooding Along Gulf Coast

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

Evacuations underway as wildfire spreads near Lake Piru in Ventura County

Vietnam

Vietnam experiences lengthy heatwave

 

Other items of interest:

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

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

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

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

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

GEM: Mapping COVID19 cases against earthquake risk

Gender and age inequality of disaster risk

Financing for climate adaptation - an overview of current regimes

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

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

 

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

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

 

Coronavirus

 

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

Global coronavirus cases top 6.5 million

 

Chile

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

China

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

Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo declares new Ebola outbreak

Ethiopia

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

El Salvador

Tropical Storm Amanda kills 17 people in El Salvador and Guatemala

Honduras

3 Dead After Floods and Landslides in Wake of Storm Amanda

 

India

 

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

21 killed in landslides in Assam

Cyclone Nisarga kills 6; heavy showers lash Mumbai

Indonesia

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

Mexico

Tropical Storm Cristobal Triggers Floods in South

Norway

Major Landslide Destroys 8 Homes in Northern Norway

Oman

Deadly flash flooding hits Dhofar, Oman

Russia

Russia declares state of emergency after major Arctic Circle oil spill

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

United Kingdom

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

United States of America

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

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

Yemen

Flooding leaves 16 dead in Yemen

 

Other items of interest:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compound climate risks in the COVID-19 pandemic

Economic studies, health emergencies, and COVID-19

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

COPE Children's Disaster Book Series: COVID-19

Global hotspots for coastal ecosystem-based adaptation

 

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

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

 

Coronavirus

WHO COVID-19 Situation Report - 28 May

Confirmed coronavirus cases approach 6 million globally

COVID-19 cases surge in the Americas

 

Australia

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

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

Central African Republic

Three Missing After Flash Floods in Bangui

China

China reports African swine fever outbreak in Gansu province

Cuba

Heavy rains and damaging tornado hit central Cuba

Ethiopia

Heavy Rain Triggers Deadly Landslide in South

Honduras

At Least 2 Dead After More Severe Weather

India

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

India under worst locust attack in nearly 30 years

India's Northeast hit by the African Swine Fever

Indonesia

More than 30,000 affected by flooding in East Kalimantan

Iran

Iran faces worst locust plague in 50 years

Quake Damages Buildings, Injures Several People

Israel

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

Italy

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

Kenya

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

Nicaragua

Severe flooding hits Nicaragua

Russia

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

Turkey

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

United Arab Emirates

Deadly Flash Floods in Sharjah

United States

Record heavy rains trigger severe flooding in Florida

 

Other items of interest:

WHO Manifesto for a healthy recovery from COVID-19

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

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

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

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

To strengthen climate resilience, countries must strengthen economic resilience

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

 

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

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

 

Coronavirus

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

Global coronavirus cases surpass 5 million, Johns Hopkins data shows

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

 

Algeria

Damaging Floods in Oran and Mostaganem Provinces

Bangladesh

Super-cyclone Amphan kills up to 20 people

Bulgaria

Outbreak of Q fever in the midst of coronavirus pandemic

China

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

Cote D'Ivoire

Floods in Duékoué Department

Democratic Republic of Congo

Hundreds Homeless After Kasai River Floods in Mai-Ndombe Province

Ecuador

Deadly Floods in Morona Santiago

Indonesia

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

India

West Bengal: 72 lives lost in Cyclone Amphan

Pakistan

Mudslide kills six in Buner, Bajaur

Sri Lanka

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

Taiwan

Heavy rain causes power outages, traffic disruptions in Taiwan

Uganda

8 Dead After More Floods in Kasese

United States of America

High winds push wildfire in southern Utah to roughly 350 acres

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

 

Other items of interest:

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

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

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

Indexing risk to recover from COVID-19

Lessons Learned Bulletin on Pandemic Measures and Chemical Process Safety

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

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

Water and migration: A global overview

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

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

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

 

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

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

COVID-19

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

European countries begin easing coronavirus restrictions as nations emerge from lockdown

Coronavirus could deliver $8.8 trillion hit to global economy

 

Afghanistan

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

Burundi

10,000 Displaced by Floods Since Late April

China

Wuhan to test all residents for coronavirus after new cases emerge

Colombia

Landslide Destroys Homes in Narino

Democratic Republic of Congo

Hundreds Homeless After Floods in Maniema

Ethiopia

At least 12 killed in central Ethiopia landslide

Guatemala

3 Dead After Heavy Rain Causes Landslides and Floods

India

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

Massive dust storm barrels through Delhi, India

Indonesia

Flash flood and landslide in Central Aceh and West Java

Iran

Casualties reported after 5.1 earthquake hits Iran

Kenya

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

Mexico

Two killed, vehicles overturned when terrestrial waterspout hits Monterrey

Severe storms spawn damaging tornadoes and hail in northern Mexico

Philippines

Tens of thousands under lockdown evacuate as Typhoon Vongfong strikes Philippines

Rwanda

Destructive floods and mudslides claim 72 lives in Rwanda

Somalia

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

United States of America

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

High winds knock out power to thousands

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan sees floods in Syr Darya

 

Other items of interest:

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

UN Secretary General launches COVID-19 Mental Health Policy Brief

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SDSN TReNDS - Leaving no one off the map

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

COVID-19 and the nature-health-nexus

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

 

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

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

 

Coronavirus

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

Global coronavirus cases surpass 3.5m as countries ease lockdowns

Coronavirus cases in Africa surpass 50,000

 

Afghanistan

Flash floods damage or destroy thousands of homes in northern Afghanistan

Australia

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

Democratic Republic of Congo

Lake Albert overflows, damaging or destroying hundreds of homes

Plague cases reported again in DRC

India

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

Snow avalanche near Zoji La pass

Indonesia

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

Three dead, 4 injured in Indonesia landslide

France

French Guiana - Floods Prompt Evacuations After Heavy Rain

Kenya

Kenya floods kill 194 people, displace tens of thousands

Kyrgyzstan

Large mudflow causes severe damage in Isfana, Kyrgyzstan

Liberia

Dozens killed in north western Liberia mudslide

Niger

Massive dust storm engulfs capital city of Niger

Panama

Deadly landslides in Panama result in house damage and fatalities

Puerto Rico

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

Rwanda

Heavy rains cause deadly floods and landslides across Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Severe hailstorm blankets Abha, Saudi Arabia

Somalia

Floods kill 16 in Somalia, affect over 200000 others

Uganda

Floods in western Uganda kills at least four, displaces 5000

United States of America

Wildfires in Florida panhandle force hundreds to evacuate

Derecho causes widespread damage and power outages in Nashville

Uzbekistan

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

Venezuela

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

 

Other items of interest:

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

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

UNDRR - Cutting through the COVID-19 "Infodemic"

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