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Public Health England - Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 10th - 16th October

Friday, October 16, 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

 

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