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

Friday, August 21, 2020



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


Young people want better disaster education after Black Summer fires


Death toll from floods in Bangladesh rises to 217


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


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

China evacuates 100,000 as floods threaten heritage site


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


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


2 strong earthquakes shake western Indonesia; no tsunami


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


Mauritius ecological disaster worsens as wrecked ship breaks up


13 die, dozens injured as vehicles plunge in ravines

Pakistan: Monsoon Floods - Information Bulletin


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: Dozens dead, thousands of homes destroyed by floods


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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