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Public Health - England - Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 18th-24th July

Friday, July 24, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

WHO COVID-19 Situation Report – 23 July

Global COVID-19 cases now total over 15 million

Coronavirus: WHO reports record single-day global increase in cases



Millions of Bangladeshis affected as flood crisis deepens


Mysterious outbreak that put 168 in hospital identified as chikungunya


At least 141 dead or missing, millions evacuated in China floods

China blows up dam as death toll from flooding continues to rise

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Landslide in DRC leaves at least 8 people dead

Western DRC Ebola cases now up to 60


Forest fire rages in Greece's Peloponnese for second day


Over 140,000 displaced as floods continue in Assam

Severe thunderstorm kills 3 in Jammu and Kashmir, causes major damage and power outage in north India

Death toll in landslide rises to 10


More Fatalities After Floods and Landslides in West Papua and Southeast Sulawesi


Sardinia sees worst locust attack in 70 years

Extreme, record rains lead to deadly floods and massive disruption in Sicily

Stromboli Volcano Suddenly Explodes Again Without Warning


Heavy rain and flooding continues across Iran


Powerful explosion at Popocatepetl, heavy ash to 7.3 km


Flash floods cause deaths and widespread damage


Huge landslide sweeps away at least 19 houses in Lamjung

Over 60 dead, 41 missing in floods, landslides

New Zealand

Floods and Landslides in Northland After Storm Dumps 250mm of Rain


20 killed in rain-related incidents in Pakistan's Punjab province


Massive wildfires in Siberia fueled by record heat


3 more people die as dengue outbreak worsens in Singapore


Some 37,000 people affected by flash floods in Somalia

United States of America

Northern California wildfires burn 23,000 acres, prompting evacuations

40 Of Colorado’s 64 Counties Are In Severe To Extreme Drought

Alaska earthquake: Tsunami warning issued after 7.8-magnitude tremor hits


Floods, landslides kill five in northern Vietnam


Other items of interest:

Virtual Launch: UNDRR & ISC - Understanding hazards: launch of new scientific report on hazards definition for the Sendai Framework – Wednesday 29 July

Webinar: UN-Habitat - Health and Equity through Multi-Level Governance – Monday 27 July

IUCN Standard to boost impact of nature-based solutions to global challenges

Strengthening the global effort on COVID-19 research through joint principles for funding global research in epidemics and pandemics

Working with informality for more resilient, equitable responses to COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 on acute food insecurity across crisis-affected countries

When COVID19 and natural hazards collide: Building resilient infrastructure in South Asia in the face of multiple crises

Earth faces plastic pollution disaster

The mediating effect of community leadership on community resilience elements and community preparedness

Participatory mapping 2.0: new ways for children's participation in disaster risk reduction

Arctic Region | Overview of Wildfires January to July 2020


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