Worldwide Disasters During May 2021

May 2021 was a very active month for disasters. The following disasters were recorded (by area) impacting thousands throughout the globe during May 2021:


Worldwide


Coronavirus COVID-19 reported 172,242,495 confirmed cases and 3.709,397 deaths since the onset of the virus. Vaccine doses have been administered to thousands according to the World Health Organization. The Americas lead in cases, followed by Europe, South-East Asia, Eastern Mediterranean, Africa, and the Western Pacific.


Global

  • A C-class solar flare on May 28 hit Earth on June 2, 2021 causing no harm to the planet.

Afghanistan

  • Widespread flooding leaving 22 people dead, 20 missing

  • More heavy rainfall and flash floods kill at least 84, destroy 2,600 homes in Afghanistan

Africa

  • Inside Africa’s drive to boost medicines and vaccine manufacturing

Argentina

  • Trichinosis outbreak sickens more than 100 in Argentina. Linked to chacinados (salami)

Australia

  • Queensland’s skies blackened by unseasonal thunderstorms, lightning strikes produce green hue over Brisbane

Brazil

  • Chikungunya cases up in Pernambuco state

  • Heavy rains of the Solimoes, Negro and Amazon rivers.

Burundi

  • Malaria epidemic

Canada