Red Twinkle Star Campaign Humanity Parade cum Charity Carnival
Humanity Parade cum Charity Carnival, the biggest annual activities of the Red Twinkle Star Campaign of the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) was held successfully on 15 January at the event space of the Hong Kong Observation Wheel with the support from over 2,000 participants. “Project H – Build the Hero Power” is the main theme this year, the programme aims to cultivate young ones with good traits and virtue of goodness. We hope that all participants can learn the basic concept of humanitarianism under a joyous atmosphere and become Young Humanity Heroes.
Sri Lanka Floods and Landslide 2016: Work Report 2
In May 2016, heavy and continuous rainfall brought by a tropical depression in the Bay of Bengal, triggered severe floods and landslides in 22 out of 25 districts in Sri Lanka and over 400,000 people affected (see Work Report 1). It was reported to be the worst floods experienced by the country in 25 years which caused wide spread destruction to farmland and crops.
Fire Incident at Cha Kwo Ling Village, Yau Tong
Hong Kong Red Cross Appeals the Public to Enhance Awareness of Disaster Preparedness and Be Aware of Those in Need around the Neighbourhood
A No. 2 alarm fire broke out at Cha Kwo Ling village, Yau Tong, in the midnight on Thursday (29 December). HKRC has mobilized a clinical psychologist and six psychological support volunteers and staff to offer outreach psychological support service in the morning. The on-site service has served 25 affected residents, until 4 pm today.
Hong Kong Red Cross Reddie Bear "Detective School-Mission Possible" Day
The Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) headquarters is transformed to Reddie Bear Detective School today and hosted the “Mission Possible” Day with more than 300 members of the public attending. They participated in “detective missions” to understand more about the Red Cross humanitarian services and raise funds for HKRC humanitarian works.
Dominican Republic Floods 2016: Work Report 1
Heavy rains since early November 2016 have resulted in floods and landslides in many parts of the Dominican Republic and caused widespread destruction. An estimated 1.7 million people were affected and a further 20,000 people were displaced, over 4,000 houses were damaged and thousands of hectares of crops were destroyed.
Indonesia Earthquake 2016: Information Bulletin 1
A Richter scale 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck off Pidie Jaya District, province of Aceh in Sumatra Island, Indonesia on 7 December at 05:00 local time.
Red Cross Youth 60th Anniversary
Showcasing Humanitarian Force of the Youth
To mark the 60th anniversary of Red Cross Youth and celebrate this important milestone, over 1,500 RCY members and volunteers staged a footdrill parade and first-aid demonstration at the RCY 60th Anniversary Parade Carnival.