Friday, May 19, 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 15 to 19 May 2017

Global hazards weekly bulletin

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin – 15th to 19th May 2017



Over 1,600 people battling forest fire in north China


Democratic Republic of Congo

New cases of Ebola confirmed in DRC



Hailstorm damages crops of 900 farmers

Mumbai: 40 railway track deaths reported during pre-monsoon rain

Heatwave in Delhi at 45 degrees, relief expected soon



Northeast Iran quake leaves 2 dead, 400 injured

At least 3 killed, 225 injured in earthquake in northeastern Iran - UPDATED


United States of America

Lightning Strikes Tree, Kills 1 in Strong New Jersey Thunderstorms

More Storms Hit Midwest, a Day After Tornadoes Leave 2 Dead, Dozens Injured

Tornado kills 1, injures 25 in Barron County

2017 U.S. Tornado Deaths Near Three Dozen, and More Than Half Have Been in Mobile Homes

At Least 1 Dead as Dust Storms Cause Pileups in Illinois


Other items of interest

Words into action guidelines: Build back better in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction (Consultative version)

Words into Action guideline: National Disaster Risk Assessment (Consultative version)

Over 50 pc population lives in disaster-prone areas: Rajnath Singh

Insurance industry braced for more high winds caused by climate change

UNDP & the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Assessing country-level science and technology capacities for implementing the Sendai Framework

Are governments finally facing up to the true cost of disasters?

WMO determines highest death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms

Resilience bonds: A secret weapon against catastrophe

Viet Nam: HCM City to install sensor chips at flooding hotspots

Varied increases in extreme rainfall with global warming

United Kingdom: Climate change likely to increase risk of costly storms

IMF Executive Board adopts decision to enhance the financial safety net for developing countries hit by large natural disasters

China reaffirms disaster risk cooperation commitment

How El Niño forecasts can help prevent cholera deaths in Africa

Special Zika Newsletter— May 16 2017

Hurricane forecasters add storm surge warnings this year

Russia to launch forest fire monitoring satellite on July 14

UN recognises 1970 Bengal cyclone as deadliest weather event ever

Adaptation Update: Countries Focus on DRR Targets, Reporting, Links with Paris Agreement and SDG 11

Supporting farmers in Peru recover from El Niño floods and landslides

UN-Habitat Governing Council Endorses Iraq's Draft Resolution to Enhance UN-Habitat's Role in Urban Crisis Response

Measures mitigating climate change impacts on children sought


Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017

2017 Global Platform: Agenda

2017 Global Platform: Official Programme

U.N. disaster forum to push for risk-cutting plans, finance

Why Multi-hazard Early Warning Makes Sense

Health emergencies: a role for risk reduction


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