Hong Kong Humanity Award 2016
Six Unsung Heroes Honoured for Serving the Vulnerable
The recipients of the Hong Kong Humanity Award 2016 are announced today. Six awardees of the Hong Kong Humanity Award are lauded for their persistent deeds in helping the vulnerable. The six distinguished awardees, of different backgrounds, are unsung heroes in serving others without any desire for personal gain. Their commendable humanitarian deeds are in unison with the theme of the Award this year: “Small Deeds‧Big Blessing”.
The Award, co-organized by the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), was launched in 2007 and has entered its ninth year. The very first award of its kind in Hong Kong to advocate for humanitarian actions, the Award aims to disseminate the universal value of humanity and motivate all sectors of society to carry forward such spirit, through paying tribute to people dedicated to humanitarian deeds. In the past eight years, 48 recipients have been commended.
Caribbean Hurricane Matthew: Information Bulletin 1
On 27 September 2016, Tropical Storm Matthew began gaining strength in the Caribbean, within a few days, it developed as a category 4 hurricane and swept across Caribbean region. Before it arrived, already 1 million people had to be evacuated to safer areas.
“Red Cross Pulse” is now available
The latest issue of the Hong Kong Red Cross newsletter “Red Cross Pulse” is now available ── introducing a brand new design with enriched content!
Syria: Attack on Humanitarian Convoy is an Attack on Humanity
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent* (SARC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are outraged by the horrific attack on 19 September on a SARC warehouse and an aid convoy in Orem Al Kubra (Big Orem) in rural Aleppo.
2016 World First Aid Day
Hong Kong Red Cross Promotes “First Aid For and By Children”
First aid can save a person’s life in critical moment, but more often it offers the best help in everyday accident or illness. In celebrating this year’s “World First Aid Day” (WFAD), the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) sets theme of “First Aid For and By Children” and organized the first “Junior Paramedics Programme” with the support from Hong Kong Fire Services Department Ambulance Command and Sik Sik Yuen. A “Junior Paramedics Passing Out Ceremony” was held on 10 September with the aim to promote children can also learn how to give first aid, realizing the mission of “First Aid, Age is No Bar”.
Flood in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK): Information Bulletin 1
Heavy rain occurred in the northeast of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a result of Typhoon Lionrock’s interaction with an existing low pressure in the geographical area. The overflow of Tumen River and its tributaries are currently causing widespread destruction in the Hoeryong City, Musan County and Yonsan County of North Hamgyong Province.
Red Twinkle Star Campaign 2016/17 Kick-off Ceremony
Ambassador Sammy Leung Encourages the Young Ones to Embrace Humanity
The educational programme “Red Twinkle Star Campaign” was first launched in 2013 by the Hong Kong Red Cross, with an aim to foster the spirit of humanity among the young generation. Under the new theme “Project H – Engineering for Humanity”, members can participate in various activities and services, thus practising good traits and realizing the importance of altruistic spirit and caring heart.