China Floods 2016：Work Report
Since June 2016, many provinces, particularly in southern parts, in China have been severely affected by heavy rain and hailstorm.
22 Red Cross Disabled Students Overcome Physical Adversities
Achieved Satisfactory Results in Diploma of Secondary Education Examination
Twenty-two students from the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) special schools has overcome physical predicaments and participated in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination. Among the 22 candidates, 12 are from the HKRC John F. Kennedy Centre (JFKC) while 10 are from the HKRC Princess Alexandra School (PAS).
Hong Kong Red Cross Encourages Hong Kong Citizens to
Provide Greater Assistance to Syrian Families
The prolonged five-year-conflict of Syria has led to 250,000 deaths already, but hope of ceasefire is yet to be seen. This world’s worst humanitarian crisis has led to a surge of need of humanitarian aid in Syria and its neighbouring countries.
5-Year-Conflict Devastated Life of Syrian Families
Hong Kong Red Cross Appeals for Donations for the Syria Crisis Urgently
The Hong Kong Red Cross appeals for donations to support the people and families affected by the Syria catastrophe both inside and outside of Syria. Today the HKRC is appealing for the fourth time to the public for its assistance to the Syrians in need since the conflict.
HKRC and HKPS Provide Psychological Support Hotline Service for Emotionally Disturbed Persons in the Ngau Tau Kok Fire Incident
In response to the fire at an industrial building in Ngau Tau Kok, HKRC and HKPS have activated the “Psychological Support Hotline Service” which will be available up to Sunday, 26 June.
Jiangsu Hailstorm 2016: Information Bulletin 1
Funing and Sheyang County of Yancheng Prefecture, Jiangsu Province were affected by thunder storms, heavy rain, wind storms, hails and tornado in the afternoon of 23 June 2016. Widespread destructions were made in the affected areas. Cars were swept away, factories and schools collapsed, electricity and telecommunications were disrupted.
Sri Lanka Floods and Landslide 2016: Work Report 1
Since 14 May 2016, heavy and continuous rainfall brought by a tropical depression in the Bay of Bengal, has triggered severe floods and landslides in 22 out of 25 districts in Sri Lanka. Over 100 people have been killed and 4,000 houses destroyed or damaged. According to the Sri Lanka government, at the peak of the floods at least 427,000 people were affected and more than 300,000 people have to reside in temporary camps. The floods situation is reported as the worst that hit the country in 25 years. Both urban and rural communities are affected, causing considerable economic losses especially to the vulnerable.