Worldwide Disasters Report | April 2021

Updated: Jun 15, 2021

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


Iran

  • Earthquake M5.9 in southern province of Bushehr


Italy

  • 17 eruptive episode at Etna forces closure of Catania Airport


Kenya

  • Mombasa on alert over dengue fever

Mauritius

  • Widespread flooding after two months’ worth of rain in a day


Oceania

  • Category 3 Tropical Cyclone “Sera” batters Western Australia causing widespread damage


Paraguay

  • Dengue DEN-2 predominates the country


Peru

  • Persistent heavy rains trigger flooding and landslides


Philippines

  • Typhoon “Surigae’ leaves 3 dead, 230,000 displaced


Russia

  • Wildfires reach record high in Omsk as air pollution grips Novosibirsk, Western Siberia


Singapore

  • Heaviest rainfall in 40 years triggers flash flooding


South Africa

  • Wildfire scorches buildings, leave two injured in Cape Town


St. Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Red alert issued for La Soufriere volcano, evacuation ordered

  • New massive eruption at Soufriere spreading over two continents

  • Volcano still erupting

  • Flooding and mudslides


Sweden

  • Salmonella outbreak over. Linked to chocolate wafers


Taiwan

  • Two quakes on eastern Taiwan


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Floods wash away cars and people in Mecca


United Kingdom

  • Large coastal landslide at Nefyn Bay in north Wales

  • April 2021 on track to be frostiest in the UK for 60 years

  • Human to cat COVID-19 transmission in the UK


United States of America

  • CDC investigating Salmonella outbreak linked to wild songbirds

  • Texas 2021 deep freeze left nearly 200 people dead (new analysis)

  • Washington: Campylobacter infections linked to unpasteurized raw milk

  • Destructive hail and tornadoes slam southern U.S.

  • Destructive Hail Storm His Norman

  • Civil Unrest

  • Capsized commercial boat off Louisiana


Vietnam

  • Hand, foot, and mouth disease cases up in Vietnam


Yemen

  • Humanitarian Crisis

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