Back to menu world weather updates from Roger Brugge Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin – 18th- 31st December 2021

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

 

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Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin

18th December 2021 – 31st December 2021

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Country Hazards

Brazil

Extreme rainfall hits Brazilian state of Bahia, causing catastrophic damage

 

Colombia

Chagas disease kills two, sickens 7 soldiers in Cesar

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Meningitis epidemic declared over in Tshopo province

 

Iceland

Intense earthquake swarm near Fagradalsfjall eruption site, Iceland

 

Indonesia

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

 

Israel

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

 

Winter storm "Carmel" drops record rains over Israel

 

Japan

Record snowfall hits western Japan, disrupting traffic and stranding vehicles

 

Kosovo

Kosovo introduces rolling power cuts as European energy crisis deepens

 

Mexico

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

 

Nigeria

Nigeria reports 10 additional Lassa fever cases

 

Philippines

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

 

Reunion

Eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

 

Tonga

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

 

 

POWERING THROUGH: A CLIMATE RESILIENT FUTURE: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE INDIAN POWER SECTOR

 

 

FEATURE: RUN, REBUILD, REPEAT AS FLOODS EAT AWAY AT INDIA'S INDIGENOUS LAND

 

 

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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Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin – 11th – 17th December 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report – 17th December 2021

 

Regional Hazards

Europe

Omicron cases in the EU top 3,000; ECDC Director says a ‘rapid increase in Omicron cases is imminent’

 

Heavy snowfall wreaks havoc in Serbia and much of Balkans

 

Country Hazards

Brazil

Brazil: Eight human yellow fever cases, including 3 deaths in Santa Catarina

 

7 dead, thousands displaced after heavy rain hit Brazil's Bahia state

 

China

H5N6 avian influenza in China: 4 additional cases reported

 

Congo

Widespread floods destroy more than 1 400 homes, leave 15 people dead and 9 missing in the Republic of Congo

 

Greece

Annual rainfall and snowfall records broken in December

 

Hong Kong SAR

Hundreds rescued from roof after major fire broke out in Hong Kong building

 

India

Zika virus outbreak in Uttar Pradesh, India prompts CDC travel notice

 

India: Dengue, chikungunya cases up dramatically in Ahmedabad

 

Indonesia

Indonesia earthquake: Powerful 7.3-magnitude undersea tremor triggers tsunami warning

 

Japan

More than 20 feared dead in building fire in Osaka

 

New Zealand

White Island volcano (New Zealand): volcanic unrest continues, summit vent temperature rises

 

Tropical Cyclone Ruby makes landfall in New Caledonia, brings heavy rain to New Zealand

 

Norway

Norway: Omicron variant is becoming established and will soon dominate

 

Pakistan

 

Pakistan: Punjab accounts for about half of all dengue cases

 

Philippines

Many dead, villages ‘smashed’ as Typhoon Rai batters Philippines

 

South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal disaster management on high alert following severe thunderstorm warnings

 

South Sudan

More than 835 000 people affected by floods in South Sudan

 

United Kingdom

Westbourne fire: Road closures caused by Poole Road building fire

 

United States of America

Freakish wind storm brings ‘dust bowl’ conditions to tornado-devastated US states

 

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe reports more than 200 anthrax cases in 2021

 

Other items of interest

2021 Global Health Security Index Finds All Countries Remain Dangerously Unprepared for Future Epidemic and Pandemic Threats

 

Gavi Board approves malaria vaccine programme funding of US$ 155.7 million for 2022-2025

 

Women leaders examine how to end ‘invisible emergency’ of gender-based violence

 

International Science Council - Integrated Research on Disaster Risk - United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction A Framework for Global Science in Support of Risk-informed Sustainable Development and Planetary Health

 

UNITED NATIONS Data Strategy of the Secretary-General for Action by Everyone, Everywhere with Insight, Impact and Integrity 2020-22  

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Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin

4th December 2021 – 10th December 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report – 10th December 2021

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Western Australia bushfires: two blazes rage in Margaret River

 

Brazil

Extratropical cyclone off the coast of Brazil brings more than 450 mm (17.7 inches) of rain to Bahia

 

Canada

B.C. floods caused at least $450M in damage, insurance bureau says

Farm animals suffered in B.C. Floods despite existing disaster management guideline

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Cholera kills 10 in South Kivu in recent days

 

India

India: Dengue, chikungunya cases up dramatically in Ahmedabad

 

Indonesia

High-level eruption at Semeru volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

 

Ireland

Severe winds hit Ireland as Storm Barra rolls in, leaving 60 000 customers without power

 

Lebanon

Crops at Beirut port silos to be composted, burned after insect infestation found

 

Mali

Mali: Alarming food crisis leaves 1.2 million hungry

 

Mexico

Mexico truck crash: At least 54 people killed as trailer overturns

 

United States of America

California’s Water Supplies Are in Trouble as Climate Change Worsens Natural Dry Spells, Especially in the Sierra Nevada

 

Other items of interest

European Environmental Agency: New indicator on pesticides in European waters

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Assessment of agricultural plastics and their sustainability: A call for action

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: The state of the world’s land and water resources for food and agriculture: Systems at breaking point (SOLAW 2021)

International Science Council: Picturing the future of complex, cascading climate risks

Microplastic pollution aids antibiotic resistance

UN News Climate change ‘aggravating factor for terrorism’: UN chief

World Economic Forum: What is climate intelligence – and how can it help address climate change? 

Asia Pacific Typhoon Collaborative Research Centre launched

European Commission INFORM Report 2021 Shared evidence for managing crises and disasters 

World Food Programme: Monitoring and evaluation of anticipatory actions for fast and slow-onset hazards 

World Health Organization Report on the state of inequality in HIV, TB and Malaria

 

World Health Organization World Malaria Report 2021 

 

 

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Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin

27th November – 3rd December 2021

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Africa

Africa steps up Omicron variant detection as COVID-19 cases rise in southern Africa

 

Country Hazards

Chad

Hepatitis E outbreak reported in Chad

 

China

Norovirus outbreak amongst college students in South China province

 

Ecuador

A major explosive event was registered at Sangay Volcano, Ecuador

 

India

Delhi records 1,100+ dengue cases, new infection count falls for second week

 

Nairobi

Nairobi Declaration set to fast track disaster risk reduction work

 

Senegal

Rift Valley fever outbreak declared in Senegal

 

Sweden

Sweden assesses impact of climate change on food safety

 

Turkey

Severe windstorm hits Istanbul, injuring several people

 

United Kingdom

Storm Arwen: Thousands of homes still without power after some of the 'worst' disruption in 20 years

 

United States of America

Emerald ash borer reaches White River Junction

 

Vietnam

Several fatalities following severe flooding across Vietnam

 

Other items of interest

The UK House of Lords Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning published Report of Session 2021–22 on Preparing for Extreme Risks: Building a Resilient Society

 

UKHSA and the NHS published the third Health and Care Adaptation report

 

The World Health Assembly agreed to launch process to develop historic global accord on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response

 

Recommendations to identify the Contested Origins of SARS-CoV-2

 

UNAIDS marked World AIDS Day 2021 highlighting the urgent need to end the inequalities that drive AIDS and other pandemics around the world

 

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs launched the Global Humanitarian Overview 2022, an evidence-based overview of the current state and future trends in humanitarian action

 

IOM's World Migration Report Shows Global Displacement Rising Despite COVID-19 Mobility Limits

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Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin – 20th – 26th November 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report – 26th November 2021

 

Regional Hazards

Pacific

La Nina forms in Pacific, may bring cold to Europe

 

Country Hazards

Argentina

Salmonella alert issued in Salta, Argentina

 

China

Parts of northeast China hit by record snowfall

 

Iceland

Ice sheet in Grímsvötn subsiding, could lead to an eruption, Iceland

 

Indonesia

Landslide kills four in Indonesia's Java province

 

Italy

Italian island of Vulcano orders partial evacuation after increased activity

 

Japan

Higher-than-average snowfall likely in Japan

 

Pakistan

Pakistan: Punjab dengue death toll now 118 as 6 more deaths are recorded

 

Philippines

Taal volcano (Luzon Island, Philippines): three short-lived phreatomagmatic bursts today

 

Saudi Arabia

Hailstorm blankets Saudi northern city

 

South Africa

New COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.529, detected in South Africa

 

South Africa reports increase in human rabies, 17 cases to date

 

Spain

Storms batter Spain’s Alicante

 

United Kingdom

Rare Red weather warning issued for Storm Arwen, U.K.

 

United States of America

New Jersey: Employee Tests Positive for Hepatitis A at Starbucks in Gloucester Township

 

Other items of interest

The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response publish ‘Losing time: End this pandemic and secure the future’, reporting on progress six months after the report of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (published May 2021).

 

The World Health Assembly (WHA) will gather for a special session (29 November to 1 December) to discuss the benefits of developing a new global agreement on pandemic preparedness and response.

 

Thirty-two ministers of health: ‘the world must act now to be prepared for future health emergencies’

 

First meeting of Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO) held.

 

WHO and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announce the first transparent, global, non-exclusive licence for a COVID-19 technology.

 

H5N6 avian influenza: WHO urges countries to remain vigilant

 

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Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin – 13th – 19th November 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report – 19th November 2021

 

Country Hazards

Argentina

Argentina: Suspected case of cutaneous anthrax reported in La Pampa

 

Austria

Austria to go into full lockdown as Covid surges

 

Canada

Canada floods: 18,000 people still stranded in ‘terrible, terrible disaster’

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

As millions face famine #CongoIsStarving is calling on Joe Biden to help

 

Egypt

Violent storms hit Egypt, triggering deadly scorpion infestation

 

India

Delhi dengue cases double in a week, Tally tops 5200

 

Iran

Strong and shallow M6.0 and M6.4 earthquakes hit southern Iran

 

Italy

Waterspout spotted off Sicily's coast amid storms

 

Medistorm "Helios" makes landfall near Albenga, Italy

 

Japan

Bird flu outbreak in Akita Prefecture, 1st outbreak in Japan this season

 

Norway

Norway: Bird flu confirmed in a herd of laying hens in Rogaland

 

South Africa

South Africa reports increase in influenza

 

Golf-sized hail pelt down in severe hailstorm across Lydenburg

 

United Kingdom

Liverpool bomb: Homemade device used ball bearings as shrapnel, police say

 

Devizes fire: Crews bring huge blaze at recycling centre under control

 

United States of America

Rare November tornadoes struck Rhode Island. See where they touched down

 

Other items of interest

WHO marks World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18th – 24th November)

 

Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination

 

Strengthening Health Security Across the Globe: Progress and Impact of U.S. Government Investments in the Global Health Security Agenda

 

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have agreed a Collaborative Research Arrangement that aims to mainstream behavioural insights into public health programmes and policies worldwide

 

Global leaders call for cervical cancer elimination on Day of Action for Cervical Cancer Elimination

 

Europe's changing climate hazards: An index-based interactive EEA report

 

Strengthening climate resilience from space

 

We need to design housing for Indigenous communities that can withstand the impacts of climate change

 

Back to menu world weather updates from Roger Brugge Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 6th – 12th November 2021

Subject:                                         Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 6th – 12th November 2021

 

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Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 6th – 12th November 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report – 12th November 2021

 

Regional Hazards

South Asia

At least 41 killed as heavy rains hit southern India and Sri Lanka

 

Country Hazards

Australia

‘Explosion of rain’ brings flood and storm warnings as wild weather crosses Australia

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Flash floods in Bosnia prompt evacuations, power outages

 

Canada

After waterspout and tornado warning, B.C. residents told to prepare for another coastal storm

 

China

Chaotic scenes as northeast China hit by record snowfall

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

DR Congo: 10,000 malaria cases reported in Kasai-Oriental province in a week

 

Indonesia

Rescue effort continues after deadly Indonesian floods

 

Japan

Bird flu outbreak in Akita Prefecture, 1st outbreak in Japan this season

 

Very bright fireball seen over western Japan, changing color from green to red

 

New Zealand

White Island volcano (New Zealand): volcanic unrest continues, increased gas emissions

 

Pakistan

Pakistan: Islamabad reports rise in dengue

 

Spain

Trichinosis outbreaks in Buenos Aires and Córdoba

 

Intense Mediterranean cyclone to arrive in Spain

 

New lava delta forming at La Palma, over 2 600 homes destroyed since the start of eruption, Canary Islands

 

Large methane emissions leaking from landfills close to the center of Madrid, Spain

 

United States of America

Alberta clipper to deliver another round of snow, rain and gusty winds across the northern Plains, U.S.

 

Uzbekistan

Severe dust storm engulfs Uzbekistan

 

Other items of interest

Little Planet images

 

UNDRR at COP26

 

UNCDF, WFP ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO DEVELOP ‘FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND’ CLIMATE RISK INSURANCE FOR SOCIAL WELFARE RECIPIENTS IN HIGH-RISK AREAS IN FIJI

 

THE RABAT DECLARATION FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION: A MILESTONE EMBODYING THE POLITICAL COMMITMENT OF GOVERNMENTS TO ADVANCING THE WORK OF DISASTER RISK REDUCTION IN THE ARAB REGION

 

CAN WE HELP NATURE BOUNCE BACK? REALIZING THE BENEFITS OF NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE

 

My Day at COP26: 'Anything we achieve in Glasgow is not going to be enough'

 

Global progress against measles threatened amidst COVID-19 pandemic

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Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 30th October- 5th November 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report – 5th November 2021

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Hail damage mars start of harvest in Western Australia

 

Bolivia

Impressive hail accumulation after severe storm hits Taija, Bolivia

 

China

H5N6 avian influenza in China: CDC ongoing global monitoring

 

Colombia

Landslide kills 11 in southern Colombia, others missing

 

India

Zika cases rise by 30 in Kanpur, UP

 

Kenya

Kenya: Tharaka Nithi County on high alert over visceral leishmaniasis outbreak

 

Mozambique

Cholera outbreak reported in Mozambique

 

Pakistan

Pakistan: Measles outbreak in Shangla district, KP

 

Pakistan: Punjab dengue tally tops 14K

 

Russia

Karymsky volcano (Kamchatka): powerful eruption with huge ash cloud drifting over Pacific

 

South Africa

Hour-long hailstorm kills hundreds of ostriches in Aberdeen, South Africa

 

Spain

La Palma volcano: Residents urged to stay indoors as ash clouds force flight cancellations

 

Sweden

Sweden reports monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak, 33 affected

 

Ukraine

Ukraine reports polio case in Transcarpathia, Not related to earlier case

 

United Kingdom

Flood risk for parts of UK as heavy rain hits Cumbria and Scotland

 

A 'number of people' injured after UK train crash, police say

 

United States of America

Idaho reports 1st human rabies case/death in over 40 years

 

Atmospheric river hits southern Alaska, dropping historic rainfall, U.S.

 

Other items of interest

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) marks the first One Health day on 3rd November 2021

 

The G20 established a joint Finance-Health Task Force to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response

 

10 New Insights in Climate Science 2021       

 

WHO COP26 Special Report on Climate Change and Health THE HEALTH ARGUMENT FOR CLIMATE ACTION

 

UN Environment Programme Adaptation Gap Report 2021 The Gathering Storm Adapting to climate change in a post-pandemic world

 

UN Climate Action Fast Facts What Is Climate Change?

 

UN Climate Action Fast Facts On climate and adaptation

 

Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Delivering at Scale 2021-2025

 

Behavioural science and HIV programmes

 

Preventing road deaths through safe system design

 

Insights into vaccine hesitancy from systems thinking, Rwanda

 

Chatham House COP26 Virtual Pavilion

Back to menu world weather updates from Roger Brugge Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 23rd: 29th October 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 23rd-29th October 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 29th October 2021

 

Global Hazards

Major, long-duration X1.0 solar flare erupts from AR 2887, Earth-directed CME produced

 

G3 - Strong geomagnetic storm watch in effect for October 30 after major X1.0 solar flare

 

Regional Hazards

Antarctic

Deep and larger-than-average Antarctic ozone hole 2021

 

Europe

Weather: Storm Apollo set to cause heavy rain across parts of Europe following flooding in Sicily

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Tornado damages Brisbane airport as supercell storm batters south-east Queensland

 

China

H5N6 avian influenza case reported in Guangdong Province: Chinese officials

 

China petrol price surge exacerbates energy crisis

 

Cote D'Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire - Torrential Rain Triggers Deadly Floods in Abidjan

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC reports 6th Ebola case

 

DRC Meningitis outbreak update: 2395 cases and 200 deaths

 

Ecuador

At least 4 dead in avalanche on Ecuador's volcano

 

Indonesia

Krakatau volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): sudden eruption yesterday sends ash to 1,500 m altitude

 

Italy

Heavy rain causes flash floods in Sicily - video

 

Japan

Enormous Underwater Volcanic Eruption Creates Waves of Pumice Off Japan

 

Mexico

Hurricane Rick unleashes rain on slow path towards Mexican coast near Acapulco

 

Russia

Shugo mud volcano erupts, area closed for safety reasons, Russia

 

Spain

Spain: Flash floods damage buildings and sweep away cars in Alicante

 

Lava streams continue to pour from La Palma volcano - in pictures

 

Ukraine

Ukraine: The polio situation is a matter of concern

 

United Arab Emirates

Waterspout spotted off Fujairah coast

 

United Kingdom

H5N1 avian influenza confirmed at a wildbird rescue centre in Worcestershire, UK

 

UK flooding: Heavy rain causes flooding in parts of England and Scotland

 

United States of America

Vermont reports 1st human West Nile virus case since 2017

 

Flooding bombards New York, other states as nor'easter batters East Coast

 

Other items of interest

"Will $100 Billion Per Year Tackle Climate Change?" 

 

 United Nations Environment Programme (2021). Emissions Gap Report 2021: The Heat Is On - A World of Climate Promises Not Yet Delivered. Nairobi

 

THE 2021 REPORT OF THE LANCET COUNTDOWN ON HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE: CODE RED FOR A HEALTHY FUTURE

 

FOSTERING CHILDREN'S PARTICIPATION IN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION THROUGH PLAY: A CASE STUDY OF LEGO AND MINECRAFT

 

COULD AI BE USEFUL FOR ARCTIC COMMUNITIES FACING SEA ICE LOSS?

 

Pacific Islands Climate Storybook 2021

 

Building health systems resilience for universal health coverage and health security during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: WHO position paper [EN/R/RU/ZH]

 

COP26 can identify action to ameliorate climate risk

 

 

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Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 16th- 22th October 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 22th October 2021

Up to 180,000 health workers may have died from COVID-19

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Australia's 'biggest-ever' hailstones damage cars and shatter windows in Queensland

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Measles in the DRC: More than 40K cases reported year to date

Hungary

Bright fireball recorded over western Hungary

India

Death toll rises as heavy rains batter northern India

Death toll passes 180 in Nepal and India floods

Israel

Israel: AY4.2 Delta variant detected

Japan

Japan volcano Mount Aso erupts spewing ash and smoke miles into the sky

Madagascar

Severe drought could spur world's first climate change famine

Nepal

Cholera outbreak in Kapilvastu, Nepal

Death toll passes 180 in Nepal and India floods

Spain

'Volcanic eruptions are like cats': the La Palma volcano explained

Ukraine

CDC issues travel notice for Ukraine due to polio risk

United States of America

San Diego reports more Shigella in the homeless

Level 5 atmospheric river to unleash flooding across drought-stricken California

Bright fireball over Arkansas, U.S.

Venezuela

Yellow fever in Venezuela: WHO details

 

Other items of interest

WMO and UNDRR concept note centre of excellence for climate and disaster resilience

 

"The 2021 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: 

Code Red for a healthy future"

 

Responding to the health needs in Afghanistan

 

Building health systems resilience for universal health coverage and health security during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: WHO position paper

WHO and partners call for action to better protect health and care workers from COVID-19

The World Health Organization and the State of Qatar, in collaboration with FIFA, launch a new project titled 'Healthy 2022 World Cup - Creating Legacy for Sport and Health' ahead of next years' world cup

COVID Reinfections Likely Within One or Two Years, Models Propose  - The durability of immunity against reinfection by SARS-CoV-2: a comparative evolutionary study

Plastic pollution on course to double by 2030

Back to menu world weather updates from Roger Brugge Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 9th - 15th October 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 9th- 15th October 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 15th October 2021

 

Regional Hazards

North America

Summer and winter are clashing, delivering tornadic weather and feet of snow

 

Country Hazards

Brazil

Brazil: Paraná state reports first chikungunya cases in Rondon

 

Canada                                                                                                   

A meteorite crashes through a home in Canada, barely missing a woman's head

 

China

Sudden drop in temperatures leads to early snow in parts of China

 

Severe flooding in N China's Shanxi affects more than 1.76 m; loss kept to minimum with organized rescue

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola in DRC: 2nd confirmed case reported in Beni

 

India

Zika Virus Disease - India

 

Mexico

Hurricane Pamela hits Mexico as a Category One storm

 

Philippines

11 dead after Typhoon Kompasu floods the Philippines

 

Spain

New surge in lava flow fuels fears of further destruction in Spain's La Palma

 

United States of America

San Diego: Shigella outbreak found among the homeless  population                                                                                                                

 

Winter storm highway shutdowns worsen supply chain issues, U.S.

 

Bright fireball over southern Georgia, U.S.

 

Venezuela

Yellow Fever Disease Outbreak

 

Other items of interest

Joint statement by WMO and UNDRR on the creation of a Centre of Excellence for Climate and Disaster Resilience

 

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters (2021)

 

First edition of new journal PLOS Global Public Health

 

Five steps to solving the vaccine inequity crisis

 

WHO launch COP26 special report on climate change and health 'The Health Argument for Climate Change'

 

ACT-Accelerator Strategic Review

 

Tuberculosis Report 2021

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo starts Ebola vaccination

 

WHO Announces Proposed Members of its Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens

 

When disaster strikes, developing countries still too vulnerable

 

Post-War Resilience and Recovery

 

Spotlight on: WHO Guidance on Research Methods for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (published 7th October 2021)

WHO Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health-EDRM) has recently emerged as a critical field for research, policy, and practice as a result of the growing recognition of health as a core dimension in disaster risk management. The WHO Guidance on Research Methods for Health-EDRM is a living reference document. The contents will be updated in response to the new and important scientific evidence. Given the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO plans to continually update the contents in 2021, and also include additional chapters on COVID-19 and other emerging topics. This Guidance offers practical advice about how to plan, conduct and report on a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative studies that can inform questions about policies and programs for health-related disasters and emergencies across different settings and level of resources. Case studies of direct relevance to Health EDRM provide real-life examples of research methods and how they have modified policies.

The Guidance was developed through an extensive process informed throughout by WHO's work with partners and countries, including WHO country and regional offices and more than 160 global experts who authored chapters and participated in peer-review between January 2019 and July 2020, led by the capable editorial team.  

The book is useful for health professionals in Health-EDRM, academia, government agencies and ministries, international organizations, and community groups and civil society organizations.

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Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 25th September-8th October 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 8th October 2021

 

Regional Hazards

Asia

Asia: Malaria in the Greater Mekong subregion

 

Europe

Energy crisis forces EU ministers to face up to reliance on natural gas

 

Country Hazards

Angola

Angola suffers worst drought in four decades

 

Argentina

Trichinosis cases reported in Cañuelas, Buenos Aires; Linked to sausage

 

Australia

TORNADO hits near Sydney as BOM predicts whether weekend will be a washout

 

Brazil

'˜Mad Max'-like dust storm envelops Brazilian city in cloud of doom

 

Brazil: 11 cities in Acre on '˜high alert'™ over diarrhea outbreak

 

Bright fireball illuminates the sky over Minas Gerais, Brazil

 

China

China reports 2 additional H5N6 avian influenza cases

 

Tornado hits downtown Yantai, China's Shandong Province

 

Unprecedented power outages hit China's homes and factories, increasing global supply chain chaos

 

France

Heavy Rain Leaves Roads Flooded in Marseille

 

Germany

Waterspout hits German port city of Kiel, throwing people from boats

 

Greece

4 000 homes uninhabitable after M6.0 earthquake hit Crete, Greece

 

Iceland

Sheep Stuck in Snow in Severe Weather

 

Earthquakes Detected Around Keilir This Morning

 

India

8-storey building collapses in Shimla

 

Italy

Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, significant amount of pyroclastic material, Italy

 

Italy: 29 inches of rain in 12 hours sets new European record as extreme weather lashes country

 

Japan

Deep M6.1 earthquake hits central Sea of Japan

 

Tokyo earthquake: Magnitude 6.1 quake hits Japanese capital

 

Nigeria

Nigeria cholera outbreak tops 80K, New cases decreasing

 

Norway

Hepatitis A outbreak in Norway, Source remains unknown

 

Oman

Tropical Cyclone "Shaheen-Gulab" makes historic landfall in Oman

 

Pakistan

Pakistan earthquake: at least 20 dead after powerful 5.7 magnitude tremor

 

Russia

Russia: Botulism increase reported in Tatarstan

 

Slovenia

Very heavy rain causes flash floods in Slovenia's capital

 

Spain

La Palma volcano: Lava flowing into sea expands Spanish island

 

Explosive activity at Cumbre Vieja with falling pyroclasts and volcanic bombs, La Palma

 

United Kingdom

Supply chain problems hit UK factories; fuel shortages may last another week - business live

 

United States of America

A fireball passing through the atmosphere at 32,000 mph was caught on camera in North Carolina

 

Massive oil spill hits Orange County beaches, killing birds, marine life, California

 

New eruption at Kilauea volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Hawaii

 

Rhode Island reports 1st human West Nile virus case in 3 years

 

Bright fireball spotted west of Denver, Colorado

 

Lava continues to erupt from multiple vents at Kilauea, sulfur dioxide emissions increase, Hawaii

 

Other items of interest

Transform food systems to avert $400 billion annually in loss and waste

 

New FAO report highlights urgent need to restore Africa'™s degraded landscape

 

New approach needed to make digital data flow beneficial for all 

 

Independent Commission on the review of the allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation during the response to the tenth Ebola virus disease epidemic in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

 

Report of the 23rd WHO Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines

 

Pooled testing for SARS-CoV-2

 

São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health       

 

The publication of the '™The Hazard Information Profiles Supplement to UNDRR-ISC Hazard Definition & Classification Review Technical Report'™ is a significant contribution to global understanding of hazards and will support the operationalisation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

  • This supplement includes 302 globally agreed and peer-reviewed hazard definitions.
  • The Hazard Information Profiles will be used to inform national risk registers of UN member states, improve data collection around specific hazards, and inform disaster preparedness planning at all levels.
  • This work has been a global effort, bringing together scientific, UN and industry partners to operationalize the Sendai Framework

The Hazard Information Profiles Supplement to UNDRR-ISC Hazard Definition & Classification Review Technical Report is a significant contribution to global understanding of hazards, and will support the operationalisation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. This supplement includes 302 globally-agreed and peer-reviewed hazard definitions. The Hazard Information Profiles will be used to inform national risk registers of UN member states, improve data collection around specific hazards, and inform disaster preparedness planning at all levels. This work has been a global effort, bringing together scientific, UN and industry partners to operationalize the Sendai Framework.' 

Thank you to all of our many partners who have supported and contributed to this UNDRR/ISC supplement.

 

You may notice a change to the Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin in the coming weeks.  

The UK Health Security Agency becomes operational on 1 October, replacing Public Health England.

 

 

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

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

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Global Hazards

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

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Rare M5.9 earthquake hits near Melbourne, Australia

 

Brazil

Brazil: Additional leishmaniasis cases reported in Tres Lagoas

 

Chile

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Biobio, Chile

 

China

H5N6 avian influenza case reported in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province

 

Haiti

Haiti reports African Swine Fever from province bordering Dominican Republic

 

India

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

 

Italy

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

 

Japan

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

 

Madagascar

Pneumonic plague in Madagascar update, More cases confirmed

 

Nicaragua

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

 

Peru

Delta variant has become the predominant variant in Peru

 

Russia

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kuril Islands, Russia

 

Spain

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

 

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

 

United Kingdom

Mad cow disease case reported on Somerset farm in England

 

United States of America

New Jersey reports West Nile virus death in Camden County man

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Other items of interest

WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines

 

Compendium of WHO and other UN guidance on health and environment

 

Addressing Disaster Workforce Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

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

 

Finding the evidence: Coronavirus                            

 

ACCESS TO GENDER-RESPONSIVE AND RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE

 

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

 

LGBTQIA+ PEOPLE AND DISASTERS; A NEED FOR POLICY GUIDANCE

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

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

 

Coronavirus

 

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

 

 

Country Hazards

 

Canada

 

Canadian prairie ranchers struggle with drought conditions

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

 

China

 

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

 

 

Colombia

 

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

 

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

 

Massacres persist despite martial law in DR Congo, says HRW

 

 

France

 

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

 

French storms: Nine drown in choppy Mediterranean sea

 

 

Guinea

 

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

 

 

Haiti 

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

 

India

 

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

 

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

 

 

Indonesia

 

 2 570 homes damaged or destroyed by floods, Indonesia

 

 

Japan

 

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

 

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

 

 

Lesotho

 

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

 

 

Malaysia

 

Malaysia - Heavy Rain Causes Severe Floods and Landslides in Sabah 

 

Myanmar

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

 

Nigeria 

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

 

Portugal 

Strong earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

 

 

Spain 

 

Spain fire: Thousands flee blaze near Costa del Sol town

 

Spain: Large forest fire in Andalusia under rain control

 

 

South Sudan

 

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

 

 

Tuvalu 

Communities in Tuvalu face drought disaster

 

Ukraine 

Ukraine: Dozens of schoolchildren in Khmelnytsky sickened with food poisoning

 

United States of America 

 

Tropical storm Nicholas brings heavy rain to Texas and Louisiana  

 

Nicholas Soaks the Gulf Coast 

 

California fires: General Sherman and other sequoias given blankets

 

 

Other items of interest 

 

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

 

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

 

WHO Global Strategy on Health, Environment and Climate Change

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Africa faces 470 million COVID-19 vaccine shortfall in 2021

New study challenges understanding of pandemic preparedness and resilience in Africa

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

First global study on wildfire pollution reveals important increase in mortality

Canada election: Lytton fire puts village at centre of debate

When rivers are contaminated, floods are only the first problem

Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world

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

From knowing to doing: evidence use in the humanitarian sector

 


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

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

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards 

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

Toxic leak from Angola diamond mine kills 12 in DR Congo

 

Country Hazards

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

WHO says meningitis outbreak declared in DR Congo

 

France

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

 

Haiti

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

 

India

Himachal Pradesh: Landslide At Jeori Blocks Shimla-Kinnaur Highway

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

 

Indonesia

Indonesia prison fire: Tangerang jail blaze kills 41 inmates

 

Kenya  

Drought now declared national disaster

 

Lebanon  

Lebanon: A country plunged into darkness

 

Madagascar 

 

Madagascar plague update: 7 dead from pneumonic plague

  

Mexico  

Mexico: Powerful earthquake hits Acapulco

Mexico: Flash flooding sweeps away cars after heavy rain

Flooding hits Mexico hospital, killing 17 patients 

 

New Zealand

 

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

 

 

North Macedonia

 

North Macedonia: Deadly fire guts Covid hospital

 

 

Philippines 

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

Rapid Intensification for Typhoon Chanthu

 

Somalia

 

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

 

Spain

 

 Anthrax outbreak kills dozens of cattle in Spain

 

Sudan

 

Floods cause 'catastrophic devastation' in White Nile, Sudan

 

United States of America 

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

Hurricane and Storm Ida

 

Other items of interest 

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

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

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

DG ECHO Guidance Note - Disaster Preparedness 2021

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

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

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

Flooding in Western Europe: what happened in July 2021?

Greece, Turkey battle fierce fires under crushing heat August 2021  

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

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

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

North Atlantic

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

 

South America

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

 

Country Hazards

Brazil

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

 

Chile

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

 

Snow in Chilean desert delivers chill warning on climate

 

Cyprus

Cyprus on alert as Syrian oil slick spreads across Mediterranean

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Monkeypox: DRC reports 600+ cases in past six weeks

 

Japan

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

 

Kenya

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

 

Mexico

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

 

New Zealand

White Island volcano (New Zealand): continuing ash emissions

 

Nicaragua

Vigorous ash emissions at Telica volcano, Nicaragua

 

Paraguay

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

 

South Africa

Cold front causes rare snowfall in South Africa

 

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

 

Spain

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

 

United States of America

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

 

Massachusetts reports 1st human West Nile virus case of 2021

 

Other items of interest

Race and COVID-19-related health outcomes

 

Gender and emerging infectious diseases

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Country Hazards

Afghanistan

Isis claims responsibility for Kabul airport attack

 

Brazil

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

 

Canada

Witnesses 'awestruck' by fireball seen flashing across night sky

 

Ecuador

Ecuador: Salmonella outbreak linked to baptism ceremony sickens dozens

 

Ethiopia

Several killed in Addis Ababa flash floods

 

Japan

Torrential rains cause floods, mudslides in Japan

 

Madagascar

Madagascar on the brink of climate change-induced famine

 

Mexico

Eight people killed as Hurricane Grace hits eastern Mexico

 

Niger

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

 

New Zealand

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

 

Sudan

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

 

United Kingdom

Pork rinds linked to scores of salmonella cases across the UK

 

Toxic mix of chemicals at Solent Hotel leaves 24 in hospital

 

United States of America

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Venezuela

Death toll rises to at least 20 in western Venezuela floods

 

Venezuela: Aftermath of deadly floods and mudslides

 

Other items of interest

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

 

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

 

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

 

Knowledge exchange through science diplomacy to assist disaster risk reduction

 

Hot weather and heat extremes: health risks

 

Health in a world of extreme heat

 

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

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

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Central America

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

 

Grace approaching Dominican Republic and Haiti, heavy rainfall expected

 

Country Hazards

Afghanistan

Afghans desperate to leave country remain stuck at Kabul airport

 

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

 

Bangladesh

Bangladesh dengue outbreak nears 7,000 cases, 30 deaths

 

Brazil

Brazil: Pernambuco state reports 469% increase in chikungunya

 

China

China reports another human H5N6 avian influenza case

 

Côte d'Ivoire

Ebola outbreak: A second suspected case being investigated

 

Germany

Tourist killed as flash flooding hits Germany

 

Suspected tornado rips through northern district

 

Ghana

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

 

Haiti

Hundreds killed as massive earthquake wreaks havoc in Haiti

 

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

 

Russia

Sheep pox reported in Yaroslavl region, Russia

 

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes South Sandwich Islands region - EMSC

 

Spain

Spain swelters in what might be its hottest day ever

 

United States of America

New York City: Legionnaires' Disease Cluster in Harlem

 

Kentucky: Rise in HIV cases reported in Louisville

 

Tropical Storm Fred lashes Florida and spawns tornadoes in Georgia

 

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

 

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

 

Vanuatu

Tsunami warning after 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the Pacific Ocean

 

Venezuela

Venezuela: Salmonella outbreak sickens nearly 600 in Anzóategui

 

Other items of interest

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

 

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

 

Lancet Series on Heat and Health

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Europe

Wildfires rage in Greece and Italy as EU mounts firefighting operation

 

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

 

West Africa

Africa: Cholera outbreaks in Niger and Nigeria

 

Country Hazards

Cambodia

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

 

China

H5N6 avian influenza: Another human case reported in China