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

Friday, August 14, 2020



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

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



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 swelters under a heatwave complicated by Covid-19 restrictions

What Europe's cities are doing to handle heatwaves



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



State of emergency declared in storm-ravaged areas



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



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



Italian valley evacuated as cathedral -sized glacier slips



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



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



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



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



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



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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