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Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 24th - 30th April 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 24th-30th April 2021

Coronavirus

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

 

Country Hazards

Brazil

Paraná reports increase in chikungunya cases

 

Oropouche fever confirmed in the city of Teresina, Brazil

 

Canada

Massive landslide at Great Whale River, Quebec, Canada

 

France

Frost Damage Could Cut French Wine Output By A Third: Farm Office

 

Guatemala

Lava flows from Guatemala's Pacaya volcano

 

India

India: M6.4 Earthquake Strikes Assam Region

 

Indonesia

Phreatic explosion at Dieng volcano, Indonesia

 

Kenya

Mombasa on alert over dengue fever

 

Russia

Wildfires reach record high in Omsk as air pollution grips Novosibirsk, Western Siberia, Russia

 

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Floods wash away cars and people in Mecca

 

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Flooding and mudslides add to St. Vincent's volcano woes

 

Sweden

Sweden salmonella outbreak over, Linked to chocolate wafers

 

United Kingdom

April 2021 on track to be frostiest in the UK for 60 years

 

Human-to-cat COVID-19 transmission in the UK

 

United States of America

Destructive hail and tornadoes slam southern U.S., causing billion dollars worth of damage

 

Destructive Hail Storm Hits Norman

 

Global Health Security

WHO launches an Emergency Medical Team Training Centre in Addis Ababa

 

Emerging lessons from Africa's COVID-19 vaccine rollout

 

Climate Change

FAO and WFP launch global consultation to help alleviate hunger and transform agri-food systems

 

COP26 & THE GLASGOW FINANCIAL ALLIANCE FOR NET ZERO

 

Other Items of Interest

The impact of disasters and crises on agriculture and food security 2021

 

Agriculture on the proving grounds  

 

Damage and Loss methodology to monitor Sendai Framework Indicator C2

 

77th session of the Commission | ESCAP (unescap.org)

 

Call to Action on Emergency Alerting

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 10th - 23rd April 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 10th - 23rd April 2021

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Africa

Severe Tropical Storm Jobo tracking westward in the southwestern Indian Ocean

 

Oceania

Historic, Category 3 Tropical Cyclone 'Seroja' batters Western Australia, causing widespread damage

 

Country Hazards

Angola

At least 14 dead, 8,165 displaced after flash floods hit Luanda, Angola

 

France

Historic freeze wreaks havoc on the majority of this year's fruit harvest in France

 

Iran

Strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Iran's southern province of Bushehr

 

Mauritius

Widespread flooding hits Mauritius after two months' worth of rain in a day

 

Philippines

Typhoon 'Surigae' leaves 3 dead, 230,000 displaced in the Philippines

 

Singapore

Heaviest rainfall in 40 years triggers flash flooding in Singapore

 

South Africa

Wildfire scorches buildings, leave two people injured in Cape Town, South Africa

 

St Vincent

New massive eruption at Soufriere St. Vincent, SO2 emissions spreading over two continents

 

Volcano on St. Vincent still erupting

 

United Kingdom

Large coastal landslide at Nefyn Bay in north Wales, UK

 

Yemen

Yemen: UNHCR Operational Update, 15 April 2021

 

Global Health Security

Nothing for us, without us: opportunities for meaningful engagement of people living with NCDs

 

Linking healthcare and societal resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic

 

Climate Change

Changing our ways? Behaviour change and the climate crisis

 

Regional cooperation for green growth in Asia

 

GUIDELINES FOR CLIMATE TARGET SETTING FOR BANKS

 

Other items of interest:

From value for money to value-based health services: a twenty-first century shift

 

Review of Health in National Adaptation Plans

 

Zeroing in on malaria elimination

 

Managing pesticides in agriculture and public health. A compendium of FAO and WHO guidelines and other resources. Second edition

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

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 3rd - 9th April 2021

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Europe

March temperature records tumble across Europe ahead of new widespread cold blast

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Deadly downpour triggers severe flooding in Queensland, Australia

 

Western Australia under rare weather threat of three tropical systems

 

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea: Bata explosions

 

Guinea

Guinea Ebola outbreak grows to 23 overall cases

 

Hong Kong (SAR)

Hong Kong officials investigate ciguatoxin poisoning cases

 

Indonesia

More than 40 people killed, hundreds missing after severe floods and landslides hit Indonesia

 

Italy

17th paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna forces closure of Catania International Airport, Italy

 

Paraguay

Paraguay dengue: DEN-2 predominates the country

 

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Red alert issued for La Soufriere volcano, evacuation ordered, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

 

United States of America

CDC investigating Salmonella outbreak linked to wild songbirds

 

Texas 2021 deep freeze left nearly 200 people dead, new analysis shows

 

Washington: Campylobacter infections linked to unpasteurized raw milk

 

Vietnam

Hand, Foot and Mouth disease cases up in Vietnam in first 3 months of 2021

 

Climate Change

Discover the landscape of natural hazard risk in the United States

 

Addressing the infrastructure failure data gap: A governance challenge

 

Global Health Security

March 2021 update on Evidence Aid's COVID-19 project

 

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic - an opportunity for a systemic approach to disaster risk for the Caribbean

 

2021 Global Conference on Health and Climate Change

 

Other items of interest:

FEMA The National Risk Index: discover the landscape of natural hazard risk in the United States

 

Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks 2021

 

FEMA The National Risk Index

 

Regional assessment report on disaster risk in Latin America and the Caribbean (RAR 2021)

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 20th - 26th March 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 20th March - 26th March 2021

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Europe

Equine herpes outbreak in Europe

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Worst floods since 1971 hit parts of New South Wales

 

Bangladesh

Bangladeshi authorities, aid agencies and refugee volunteers rush to respond as massive fire leaves some 45,000 Rohingya refugees without shelter

 

Colombia

Severe weather leaves 45 people dead, more than 2,000 homes damaged in Colombia

 

Guatemala

Strong explosions at Pacaya volcano producing thick ash columns

 

Guinea

Guinea's Ebola outbreak: Last patient discharged, Countdown begins

 

Iceland

Eruption starts near Fagradalsfjall on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula

 

High level of volcanic gases measured close to the eruption site at Fagradalsfjall

 

Japan

Powerful M7.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan - Tsunami warnings issued

 

Niger

Niger: Attacks on children and families must stop, once and for all

 

UNHCR outraged by deadly attack against displaced population in Western Niger

 

Palestine

Vaccines urgently needed as Palestine struggles under surge of COVID-19

 

Peru

Persistent heavy rains trigger flooding and landslides, affecting more than 3,000 homes in Peru

 

Somalia

Somalia appeals for urgent funding to aid 2.7m people

 

Severe water shortages in Somalia leave 70% of families without safe drinking water

 

Spain

Q fever confirmed in Biological Mechanical Treatment plant employees in Bilbao

 

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Change in seismic activity associated with the eruption of La Soufriere volcano

 

Syria

Thousands of foreigners unlawfully held in NE Syria

 

Taiwan

Taiwan reports 1st imported chikungunya case of the year

 

United States

Very bright fireball over Pennsylvania

 

Yemen

MSF calls on international actors to increase COVID-19 support as second wave overwhelms medical facilities

 

Yemen: a quarter of all civilian casualties are children

 

Global Health Security

UN HABITAT Global Compendium of Practices on Local Economic and Financial Recovery Building Urban Economic Resilience during and after COVID-19

 

WHO BENCHMARKS for International Health Regulations (IHR) Capacities

 

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

 

Climate Change

Hunger Hotspots: FAO-WFP early warnings on acute food insecurity (March to July 2021 outlook)

 

UCLG TOWARDS A CONCEPT AND FRAMEWORK FOR GOVERNING COMPLEX EMERGENCIES Emergency Governance for Cities and Regions November 2020

 

Other items of interest:

Equitable Partnerships Resource Hub

 

New Red Cross and Red Crescent plan to counter 'deep and pervasive' inequities in pandemic response

 

New resource hub launched to support equity in international research partnerships

 

UN releases US$14 million for Rohingya refugees left homeless by camp fire

 

WHO Strengthening Preparedness for COVID-19 in Cities and Urban Settings Interim Guidance for Local Authorities

 

WHO Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on TB detection and mortality in 2020

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 13th - 19th March 2021

Global hazards weekly bulletin

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 13th March - 19th November 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report - 19th March

 

Regional Hazards

East Asia

Six dead, dozens missing as Beijing, northern China and Mongolia hit by worst sandstorm in a decade

 

Sandstorm from Mongolia affects many parts of Japan

 

West Africa

West African health ministers in joint fight against Ebola

 

Country Hazards

Algeria

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes off Algeria

 

Australia

Flood evacuation orders issued in NSW as Sydneysiders warned to stay indoors

 

Brazil

Additional monkeys die from yellow fever in Santa Catarina, Two human cases in 2021

 

Colombia

Persistent heavy rains leave 7 people dead in Colombia, significant increase in precipitation expected

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Deadly floods sweep through Kinshasa and Brazzaville in Congo and DR Congo

 

Italy

Etna Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20210314/2230Z STRONG ACTIVITY IS OBSERVED AT CRATER to 18000 ft (5500 m)

 

Malaysia

Two additional human rabies fatalities in Sarawak

 

Mongolia

Massive sandstorm forms over Mongolia, hits China's capital Beijing as the worst in a decade

 

Nigeria

Nigeria reports 25 additional Lassa fever cases, one death

 

Paraguay

Dengue cases continue to increase

 

Russia

Russian authority: H5N8 avian influenza mutating strain has fairly high degree of probability of human-to-human transmission forecasts

 

Sweden

Yersinia enterocolitica outbreak over, Iceberg lettuce is the suspected source

 

Taiwan

Typhoid: Taiwan reports 1st domestic case of 2021

 

United States of America

Damaging tornado outbreak hits South U.S., severe weather shifting into the Southeast

 

Powerful snow storm with high winds headed toward western US

 

A major severe weather outbreak is forecast across portions of the Lower Mississippi Valley into Alabama, U.S.

 

Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm and auroras in the lower 48

 

Small magnitude 3.1 earthquake 44 miles northeast of Hilo, Hawaii, United States

 

Legionnaires' Disease cluster reported in north New Jersey

 

Climate Change

UNFPA and the climate crisis

 

Global Health Security

Orchestrating performance of healthcare networks subjected to the compound events of natural disasters and pandemic

 

Building resilience to COVID-19 and future pandemics

 

5 strategies to prepare now for the next pandemic

CEPI launches plan to tackle risk of future pandemics and epidemics

 

Other items of interest

UNDESA The impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on stakeholder engagement for the SDGs

 

Green shoots: are COVID-19 recovery funds helping the environment?

 

7th APAN FORUM: Summary report

 

Report launch: Gender-responsive disaster preparedness and recovery in the Caribbean: Desk review

 

The Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Support Facility

 

The value of surface-based meteorological observation data World Bank

 

Engaging local actors in disaster recovery frameworks

 

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 6th - 12th March 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 6th March - 12th March 2021

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Oceania

Extensive damage in New Caledonia after passage of Tropical Cyclone "Niran"

 

Country Hazards

Algeria

Flash floods leave 7 dead, 3 missing in Chlef

 

Argentina

Wildfires ravage Argentine Patagonia, leaving 250 homes destroyed and 15 people missing

 

Ecuador

Significant explosive eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12.5km, Ecuador

 

Guinea

Guinea: Ebola outbreak grows to 17 cases

 

Iceland

Magma chamber continues to expand, more than 35000 earthquake hits Reykjanes Peninsula in two weeks

 

Ireland

Mysterious dolphin and whale strandings reach record high in Ireland

 

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia health officials report two additional MERS cases in Riyadh

 

Malaysia

Severe flash floods hit Malacca

 

Nicaragua

San Cristobal volcano erupts, heavy ash blankets the city of Chinandega

 

Norway

Norway reports salmonella outbreak, 10 people hospitalized

 

Philippines

Taal volcano alert status raised to Alert Level 2

 

United Kingdom

Brazil P.1 COVID-19 variant cases reported in the UK

 

United States of America

Evacuations ordered as heavy rains cause flooding and dam breach in Maui, Hawaii

 

Houston: U.K. COVID-19 variant virus (B.1.1.7) detected at most wastewater treatment plants

 

Climate Change

Climate crisis in Grand Sud is causing an alarming increase in malnutrition cases

 

Other items of interest:

2021 European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction

 

Bacterial film separates water from oil

 

Call for action on Safe Oceans on 10th anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

 

Celebrating women scientists on International Women's Day, and every day

 

Civil engineers find link between hospitals and schools key to community resilience

 

Deforestation's effects on malaria rates vary by time and distance

 

Digital skills for FAIR and Open Science

 

Face masks and the environment: Preventing the next plastic problem

 

Gender equality in a COVID-19 world

 

Inclusive disaster risk reduction for more resilient Pacific

 

Latest Mediterranean tragedy underscores need for search and rescue

 

Making Cities Resilient (MCR) Campaign: Comparing MCR and non-MCR cities

 

New timeline of deadliest California wildfire could guide lifesaving research and action

 

Problematic internet use and teen depression are closely linked

 

Public Health Research and Science Conference 2021

 

Researchers modify air quality models to reflect polluted reality in Latin America

 

Researchers see need for warnings about long-range wildfire smoke

 

ROAMC RAR launch: Reducing Risk is the Key to a Resilient Future

 

Ten-year Anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: A Decade of Improving Nuclear Safety

 

Working scientist podcast: Better allies, better science

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 27th February-5th March 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 27th February - 5th March 2021

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Africa

COVID-19 vaccines touchdown in Sudan and Rwanda

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Tropical cyclone developing near the coast of Queensland, Australia

 

Guinea

Ebola outbreak grows to 17 cases

 

Iceland

Sudden increase in seismic tremor southwest of Keilir at Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

 

Indonesia

Major eruption at Sinaburg volcano produces large pyroclastic flows with ash up to 12.2km

 

New Caledonia

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Niran" heading toward New Caledonia

 

New Zealand

Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand

 

Powerful earthquakes, including M8.1, M7.4 and M6.1 hit the Kermadec Islands - Tsunami warnings issued

 

Sweden

Salmonella outbreak in Sweden sickens 12

 

Ukraine

1st human dirofilariasis case reported in Ukraine this year

 

United Kingdom

Brazil P.1 COVID-19 variant cases reported in the UK

 

United States of America

Maryland reports death in multistate Listeria outbreak

 

Yemen

20 die after human traffickers force migrants into sea en route to Yemen

 

Climate Change

European Commission Impact Assessment

 

European Climate and Health Observatory to be launched on March 4th 2021

 

Climate Change Risk Assessment for the Insurance Industry A holistic decision-making framework and key considerations for both sides of the balance sheet

 

UN Environment Programme: Making Peace with Nature - A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies

 

European Commission Forging a climate-resilient Europe - the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

 

Other items of interest:

Mental health alert for 332 million children linked to COVID-19 lockdown policies: UNICEF

 

New U.S. Strategy Would Quickly Free Billions in Climate Funds

 

ICNHD 2021: 15. International Conference on Natural Hazards and Disasters

 

Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

 

IUCN Global Standard for NbS

 

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

 

Scaling up disaster risk reduction in humanitarian action

 

7th International Conference on Disaster Risk Management and Human Health Risk: Reducing Risks, Improving  Outcomes

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 20th - 26th February 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 20th February - 26th February 2021

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Asia

UNHCR appeals for immediate rescue of Rohingya refugees in distress on the Andaman Sea

 

South America

Battered by climate shocks and bruised by economic crisis millions more in Central America face hunger

 

Country Hazards

Brazil

Record flooding affects more than 100,000 people in Acre, northwestern Brazil

 

Guinea

Guinea starts Ebola vaccine campaign as cases emerge

 

Iceland

Very intense earthquake swarm shaking Reykjanes peninsula

 

Indonesia

Extreme monsoon rains submerge parts of capital Jakarta under 2.7m of water

 

Israel

Israel hit by worst environmental disaster in decades

 

Italy

Powerful eruption at Etna volcano

 

Philippines

More than 59,000 people flee as Dujuan brings widespread flooding and disruption to Philippines

 

South Sudan

Floods, fighting, famine: Inside South Sudan's triple crisis

 

Sudan

Sudan declares states of emergency after protests over soaring food prices

 

Sweden

Salmonella outbreak in Sweden sickens 12

 

Climate Change

The UK's Adaptation Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2020

 

UN Environment Programme: Making Peace with Nature - A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies

 

European Commission Forging a climate-resilient Europe - the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

 

European Commission Impact Assessment

 

European Climate and Health Observatory to be launched on March 4th 2021

 

Climate Change Risk Assessment for the Insurance Industry A holistic decision-making framework and key considerations for both sides of the balance sheet

 

Other items of interest:

Mami Mitzutori's Closing Address at the International Recovery Platform

 

 A living mapping review for COVID-19 funded research projects: three-month update

 

Before and after: how the 2011 earthquake changed Christchurch

 

Do Political Economy Factors Influence Funding Allocations for Disaster Risk Reduction?

 

Education Finance Watch 2021

 

Transdisciplinary Research Priorities for Human and Planetary Health in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable

Development

 

UN Network on Migration Established in World's Largest Refugee-Hosting Country

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 13th - 19th February 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 13th - 19th February 2021

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Middle East

Disruptive snow falling over Syria, Lebanon and Israel

 

North America

Extreme cold hits United States - electricity and heating prices surge as infrastructure fails to deliver

 

Country Hazards

Greece

Historic snowstorm leaves 3 dead in Greece

 

Guinea

Ebola outbreak in Guinea: Efforts being ramped up to get ahead of virus

 

Italy

Spectacular eruption at Etna volcano

 

Japan

Severe snowstorm hits northern Japan, JMA warns it could become the strongest in years

 

Libya

Libya sees first snow in 15 years as cold snap hits parts of northern Africa and Middle East

 

Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone "Guambe" intensifying over the Mozambique Channel

 

New Zealand

Series of short-lived steam explosions at White Island following increase in volcanic tremor levels, New Zealand

 

South Africa

Weeks of heavy rains leave more than 30 fatalities in South Africa

 

United States of America

More than 3.8 million homes without power as unprecedented winter storm hits Texas

 

United Kingdom

Scotland reports H5N1 avian influenza in flock of gamebirds

 

Climate Change

Heat and health in the WHO European Region: updated evidence for effective prevention

 

Global Population Exposed to Extreme Events in the 150 Most Populated Cities of the World: Implications for Public Health

 

Other items of interest:

Pesticide suicides: what more evidence is needed to ban highly hazardous pesticides?

 

Measles: the long walk to elimination drawn out by COVID-19

 

Informal Caregiving and Disaster Risk Reduction: A Scoping Review

 

Equity in Vaccination: A Plan to Work with Communities of Color Toward COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond Working Group on Equity in COVID-19 Vaccination February 2021

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 6th - 12th February 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 6th - 12th February 2021

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Asia

Strengthening severe weather forecasting capabilities in South and Southeast Asia

 

Europe

Saharan dust plume with high values moving over Europe

 

IOM calls for end to pushbacks and violence against migrants at EU external borders

 

Oceania

Shallow M7.7 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia - Tsunami Watch in effect

 

Country Hazards

Central African Republic

'It is time to end the violence in the Central African Republic'

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo

New Ebola case reported in North Kivu Province

 

The 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan for the Democratic Republic of Congo will provide urgent assistance to 9.6 million vulnerable people. A budget of US$1.98 billion will be required to meet these needs

 

Ethiopia

Children in Tigray in acute need of protection and assistance

 

Guatemala

Increased explosive activity at Pacaya volcano, Alert Level raised to Yellow

 

India

Catastrophic rock and ice avalanche hits Uttarakhand, leaving more than 150 people missing

 

Mozambique

Aid workers warn on COVID-19 in camps for Mozambique cyclone victims

 

Myanmar

The United Nations continues lifesaving humanitarian assistance in Myanmar

 

Philippines

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Mindanao

 

Russia

Moscow braces for major winter storm and record snow

 

Rwanda

WFP cuts refugees' food rations in Rwanda as funding declines

 

Somalia

Joint communication on the critical desert locust situation and emergency response in Somalia

 

South Africa

Brakpan Fire Engulfs 9 Stores While Flames Lick Nearby Hotel and Flat

 

Tanzania

Fears over unexplained deaths of Lake Victoria fish

 

United Kingdom

Mass disruption after 'extreme freeze' hits the UK

 

United States

At least 15 dead as the US sees the deadliest week of avalanches in over a century

 

Significant ice accumulation from the mid-Mississippi Valley to Ohio and Tennessee valleys

 

Yemen

Over two million children expected to go hungry or starve in 2021 - Save the Children

 

Climate Change

Addressing climate change and health in the Europe and Central Asia region

 

Priorities for protecting health from climate change in the WHO European Region: recent regional activities

 

WHO guidance for climate resilient and environmentally sustainable health care facilities

 

Community based flood early warning systems: Improving climate change adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region

 

Mitigating the effects of severe fire, floods and heatwaves through the improvements of land dryness measures and forecasts

 

Slow-onset climate hazards in Southeast Asia: Enhancing the role of social protection to build resilience

 

Pacific governments call for urgent action on disaster displacement in light of the climate crisis

 

WMO El Niño/La Niña Update

 

Other items of interest:

Preparedness and readiness against COVID-19 pandemic in prison institutions and detention centers in Southwest Ethiopia

 

Decoding public finance for disaster risk reduction and climate investments

 

SRSGs remarks at the Meeting of UCLG's Policy Council on Safer, Resilient and Sustainable Cities, Capable of Facing Crises

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 30th January - 5th February 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 30th January - 5th February 2021

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Europe

Europe braces for significant continent-wide cold outbreak

 

North America

Major winter storm slams Northeast U.S. with heavy snow and freezing rain

 

Pacific

Category 2 Tropical Cyclone "Lucas" affecting Vanuatu and New Caledonia

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Perth bushfire: Evacuations as dozens of homes destroyed

 

Victoria drenched by a month's worth of rain in 12 hours while historic rains hit NSW, Australia

 

Central African Republic

Monkeypox returns to the Central African Republic

 

Chile

Severe storms hit Chile with hail and record rainfall

 

Cook Islands

Dengue outbreak declared in Cook Islands

 

Fiji

Tropical Cyclone "Ana" hits Fiji, leaving at least 1 person dead and 5 missing

 

Paraguay

At least 10 dead as severe floods and landslides hit Paraguay

 

Turkey

Destructive flash floods hit Izmir after more than a month's worth of rain in just 6 hours, Turkey

 

United States

Ice jam pushes St. Clair River to record levels, triggers devastating floods in Michigan, U.S.

 

Major winter storm brings damaging mudslides to California, may become a potential Nor'easter

 

E-coli outbreak sickens 16 on 5 states, One death in Washington

 

Climate Change

Intergovernmental engagement on health impacts of climate change

 

Unhealthy geopolitics: can the response to COVID-19 reform climate change policy?

 

 

WHO guidance for climate resilient and environmentally sustainable health care facilities

 

 

Other items of interest:

Understanding geopolitical determinants of health

 

Building Collaboration between CODATA and the DDI Alliance

 

Building resilient bridges

 

Filling the disaster data gap: Lessons from cataloguing Singapore's past disasters

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 16th-22nd January 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 23rd - 29th January 2021

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Antarctica

Shallow M7.1 earthquake hits South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

 

Africa

India malaria mosquito, Anopheles stephensi, now widespread in the Horn of Africa

 

Country Hazards

Argentina

Argentina reports 145 confirmed Salmonella cases in Salta province

 

Australia

Victoria drenched by a month's worth of rain in 12 hours while historic rains hit NSW, Australia

 

Canada

Pertussis outbreak reported in Northwest Territories, Canada

 

Fiji

Tropical depression near Fiji to intensify into a tropical cyclone

 

Indonesia

Significant eruption at Merapi volcano, ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet)

 

Mozambique

At least 12 killed after Tropical Cyclone "Eloise" makes landfall near Beira, Mozambique

 

Nigeria

Nigeria issues Lassa fever Public Health Advisory

 

Spain

Storm Hortense hits Mallorca with wind gusts up to 170 km/h (105 mph)

 

United States of America

Large tornado hits Fultondale, causing significant damage, Alabama

 

Strong winter storm slams California with floods and blizzard conditions

 

Rabies alert issued for Fairmount Heights, Maryland

 

Other items of interest:

World Economic Forum: The Global Risks Report 2021, 16th Edition

 

UK Government: National Risk Register; 2020 Edition

 

$11 billion in damage from last summer's derecho: 'Historically it produced the most damage in the least amount of time.'

 

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Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 16th - 22nd January 2021

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situational Report - 22nd January 2021

 

Scientists tackle vaccine safety, efficacy and access at global R&D forum

 

Single Covid vaccine dose in Israel 'less effective than we thought'

 

WHO: just 25 Covid vaccine doses administered in low-income countries

 

Regional Hazards

Africa

Tropical Storm "Eloise" forecast to strike Madagascar and Mozambique

 

Country Hazards

Argentina

Very strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina

 

Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Kimi" to make landfall over Queensland, Australia

 

China

Trapped Chinese miners say thanks for medicine, call for sausages

 

India

Serum Institute: Fire at world's largest vaccine producer kills five

 

Indonesia

15 dead, 24 379 houses inundated as worst floods in 50 years hit South Kalimantan, Indonesia

 

Massive pyroclastic flow at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

 

Italy

New paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna's Southeast Crater, Italy

 

Japan

Snowstorm causes 134-car pileup along Japanese highway; one dead

 

Peru

Peru reports worst dengue epidemic since 2017

 

Syria

Child dies as heavy rains turn Syria IDP camps into 'lakes'

 

Ukraine

Ukraine fire: Fifteen dead as blaze guts home for elderly

 

United Kingdom

Thousands evacuated as Storm Christoph hits UK with disruptive snow and historic flooding

 

 

Climate Change

The UK's Adaptation Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2020

 

European Commission Acequia report: climate change, droughts and water uses (published 2020)

 

European Commission Expected implications of climate change on the corrosion of structures (published 2020)

 

European Commission Thermal design of structures and the changing climate (published 2020)

 

European Commission Drought in a changing climate

 

European Commission Climate change threatens Europe's coasts

 

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

 

NOAA 2020 U.S. billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in historical context

 

Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac: The Future We Choose: A Stubborn Optimist's Guide to the Climate Crisis  (published 2020)

 

I am Greta (Film - initial release October 2020)

 

How a 'tree mortgage' scheme could turn an Indian town carbon neutral

 

2020 ASTMH virtual Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony

 

Other items of interest:

World Economic Forum: The Global Risks Report 2021, 16th Edition

 

UK Government: National Risk Register; 2020 Edition

 

$11 billion in damage from last summer's derecho: 'Historically it produced the most damage in the least amount of time.'

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 9th-15th January 2021

 

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

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Europe

Southeastern Europe - Floods Prompt Evacuations in Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania and Kosovo

 

North America

Deadly windstorm rolls through Pacific Northwest, more than 600 000 customers without power

 

Country Hazards

Argentina

Light magnitude 4.2 quake hits 16 km northwest of Chilecito, Argentina in the morning

 

Bangladesh

Large fire devastates Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

 

Indonesia

30 Dead, Thousands Caught in Flooding in Indonesia's Capital

At least 37 people killed, hundreds injured as M6.2 earthquake hits West Sulawesi, Indonesia

 

Madagascar

Humanitarian crisis looms in Madagascar amid drought and pandemic

 

Mali

Three UN peacekeepers killed, six wounded in attack in Mali

 

Namibia

Namibia - Heavy Rain Continues, Flash Floods in Windhoek

 

Pakistan

Dozens killed by avalanches in Pakistani and Indian Kashmir

 

Peru

New variant of COVID-19 detected in Lima, Self-medication with dexamethasone warning

 

Spain

Slow recovery after worst snowstorm since 1971 hits Spain

Mad Cow disease case reported in Spain

 

United States of America

Powerful winter storm hits southern U.S., leaving more than 150 000 customers without power

Category 5 atmospheric river brings flooding rain and strong winds to Oregon and Washington, U.S.

 

Other items of interest:

Australian Disaster Resilience Conference 2021

European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction 2021

World Disasters Report 2020 by IFRC

 

Back to menu Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin: 26th December 2020-8th January 2021

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin

26th December 2020 - 8th January 2021

 

Coronavirus

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

 

Regional Hazards

Europe

Devastation and alarm caused by the 6.4M earthquake in Croatia across Central Europe

Storm Bella hits Europe, leaving tens of thousands without power

 

North America

Powerful winter storms bring severe winds and snow to Alaska, Pacific Northwest and Canada

 

Country Hazards

Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" brings floods and disruptions to Queensland, Australia

 

Canada

Thousands of Nova Scotia Power customers left without electricity Sunday after storm

 

Chile

Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits off the coast of Los Lagos, Chile

 

Croatia

Croatia earthquake: Strong aftershocks hit after quake kills seven

 

Ethiopia

Ethiopia deploys planes, helicopters to fight locust invasion

 

India

Loss of USD 10 Billion, over 2000 dead: India bore brunt of 2020's weather disasters

Heavy snow engulfs Jammu and Kashmir, cuts it off from the rest of the country, India

 

Japan

Severe weather conditions, up to 2 m (6.5 feet) of fresh snow through New Year's Day, Japan

 

Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone "Chalane" to make landfall over Beira, Mozambique

 

Norway

Norway landslide: Three bodies recovered and several people still missing

 

Papua New Guinea

Landslide engulfs Papua New Guinea village with at least 12 people feared dead

 

St Vincent and the Grenadines

No evacuation orders issued for residents living near Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and The Grenadines

 

United Kingdom

Crawley gas leak: 700 people evacuated from flats in 'major incident'

 

United States of America

How Trump Supporters Stormed the US Capitol: A Timeline of Events

 

Climate Change

COP26 Key Messages on Climate Change and Health

COP26 Case Studies Climate and Health

COP26 Campaign Aims

 

Other items of interest

Integrating Anticipatory Action Disaster Risk Management

Evidence Base Anticipatory Action

European Programme of Work - 'United Action for Better Health in Europe'

COVID-19: a stark reminder of the importance of universal health coverage

Cities of the WHO European Region unite to stop COVID-19 and build a better urban life

Shrinking Margins of Greenland

New research exposes the harsh realities of hurricanes in a warmer world

 

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)

 

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