Taiwan Earthquake 2016: Information Bulletin 1
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Meinong, Kaohsiung city of Taiwan on 6 February at 03:57 in early morning. It is a shallow quake at a depth of 16.7 km and caused extensive damage to buildings and infrastructures. The neighbouring Tainan city is one of the worst hit areas. According to the Taiwan National Disaster Response Center, 8 people died and 462 were injured as of 17:00 today.
India Floods 2015: Work Report 1
Severe floods in the Southern States of Tami Nadu and Andhra Pradesh* in November and December 2015 killed over 300 people and displaced another 3million people. Thousands of homes were damaged and belongings washed away as flood waters submerged entire communities, inundating roads, irrigation systems, water lines and over 20,000 hectares of cultivated land. As water levels recede families have started returning to back to their homes in some locations, and started cleaning and salvaging what they can from their damaged homes. In the meantime state and national health officials remain watchful for disease outbreaks, disseminating warning alerts on water-borne illnesses.
“Pass-it-On 2015” Charity Campaign
Gathers Public Support to Empower Humanitarian Force
The Hong Kong Red Cross annual fundraising campaign “Pass-it-On 2015” has received extensive support from the general public over the last two months, empowering the humanitarian force of the HKRC to sustain and develop its services for the underprivileged population in the world.
Shek Pik Camp service to be ceased from 1 July 2016
Shek Pik Camp service, under the operation of the Hong Kong Red Cross, will be ceased with effect from 1 July 2016. The decision is made after reviewing different factors including the utilization of resources, service scope and the synergy amongst different services.
Hong Kong Red Cross “Plus You Flash Mob” Activity
Gathered Support from Over 300 People to Assemble a Big Red Cross
More than 300 people joined “Plus You Flash Mob” Activity at Edinburgh Place, Central on 13 December to assemble a big Red Cross to widely disseminate the loving message to the community, and to raise public support for those in need.
Syria Crisis: Work Report 9
Two HKRC volunteer doctors have been deployed to Greece, to provide medical services to people from Syria and other countries.
International Scientific Meeting 2015
Enhancing Exchange of Latest Resuscitation Trend
The International Scientific Meeting is jointly organized by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) and the Resuscitation Council of Hong Kong (RCHK) and ended with great success on 28 November, 2015.