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Worldwide Disasters Report | April 2021

Updated: 4 days ago

The following disasters were recorded (by area) impacting thousands throughout the globe during April 2021


Worldwide


Coronavirus COVID-19 reported 154,815,600 confirmed cases and 3.236,104 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.


Africa

  • Severe Tropical Storm Jobo westward in Indian Ocean


Angola

  • Flash floods hit Luanda, Angola with at least 14 dead, 8000 displaced


Australia

  • Deadly downpour triggers severe flooding in Queensland

  • Western Australia under rare weather threat of three tropical systems


Brazil

  • Parana reports increase in chikungunya cases

  • Oropouche fever confirmed in the city of Teresina, Brazil


Colombia

  • Persistent heavy rain cause landslides and deaths

  • Severe weather leaves 45 people dead with more than 2,000 homes damaged in Colombia


Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Deadly floods isolating 16 communities because of damaged bridges and roads.


Europe

  • Record temperatures ahead of new widespread cold blast


France

  • Historic freeze wreaks havoc on the majority of this year’s fruit harvest

  • Frost damage could cut French Wine Output by a Third


Guatemala

  • Lava flows from Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano


Guinea

  • Bata explosions (Equator)

  • Ebola outbreak grows to 23 overall cases


Haiti

  • Severe Weather with flooding


Hong Kong (SAR)

  • Ciguatoxin poisoning cases


India

  • M6.4 Earthquake Strikes Assam Region

  • Hospital turn away patients in COVID-19 tsunami


Indonesia

  • More than 40 people killed and hundreds missing after severe floods and landslides

  • Phreatic explosion at Dieng volcano