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Public Health England - Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 8th - 14th August

Friday, August 14, 2020

 

Coronavirus

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

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

 

Australia

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

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola and measles outbreaks in DRC

 

Europe

Europe swelters under a heatwave complicated by Covid-19 restrictions

What Europe's cities are doing to handle heatwaves

 

France

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

 

Greece

State of emergency declared in storm-ravaged areas

 

India

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

 

Indonesia 

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

 

Italy

Italian valley evacuated as cathedral -sized glacier slips

 

Mauritius

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

 

Nepal

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

 

Pakistan

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

 

Paraguay

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

 

Peru

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

 

South Korea

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

 

Trinidad and Tobago

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

 

United Kingdom

UK heatwave: Thunderstorms and flash floods after scorching heat

Torrential rain and thunderstorms bring flooding and disruption

Three dead after passenger train derails near Stonehaven

 

United States of America

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

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

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

 

Yemen

At least 172 killed in Yemen flash floods this month

 

 

Other items of interest:

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

 

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

 

International report confirms 2019 was among three warmest years on record

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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