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Public Health England - Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 15th - 21st August

Friday, August 21, 2020

 

Coronavirus

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

Australia

Young people want better disaster education after Black Summer fires

Bangladesh

Death toll from floods in Bangladesh rises to 217

Canada

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

China

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

China evacuates 100,000 as floods threaten heritage site

Ireland

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

India

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

The civilian heroes of India's plane crash tragedy

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

Indonesia

2 strong earthquakes shake western Indonesia; no tsunami

Japan

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

Mauritius

Mauritius ecological disaster worsens as wrecked ship breaks up

Pakistan

13 die, dozens injured as vehicles plunge in ravines

Pakistan: Monsoon Floods - Information Bulletin

Philippines

One dead, dozens injured as strong quake hits central Philippines

South America

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

Sudan

Sudan: Dozens dead, thousands of homes destroyed by floods

Thailand

Flash flooding inundates more province

United Kingdom

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

United States of America

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

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

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

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

 

Other items of interest

UK Government creates new National Institute for Health Protection

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

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

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

Greenland's ice has melted beyond return, study suggests

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

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

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

Roundtable: How Indigenous communities respond to disasters

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

How can UN help prevent another Beirut disaster?

A digital revolution fighting infectious diseases

 

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