Let’s All Give to Support Humanity
Over 4,500 Volunteers Support Hong Kong Red Cross Flag Day
Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) Flag Day was held on 13 May across the territory. Thanks to the support from the society, over 4,500 volunteers and staff assisted in this event. Proceeds raised will be used for upkeeping and developing the humanitarian works of the HKRC. The HKRC, pursuant to the cause of humanity and the spirit of volunteer service, is dedicated to protecting human life, caring for the health of the vulnerable and respecting human dignity.
5.12 Sichuan Earthquake 9-year On
An earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale struck Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province on 12 May 2008, with over 10 million people were affected. Upon completion of all reconstruction programmes in 2012, the HKRC continues to support community recovery, livelihood and disaster preparedness programmes in the affected communities throughout the years.
Nepal Earthquake 2015: Two Years On
Two years after Nepal’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, 19-year-old Gita Magar moved into their new home on a hillside in Ramechhap, the southeast of the capital Kathmandu, with her parents and sisters. Over 800,000 homes were damaged or destroyed by the earthquake, Gita’s family was living in the temporary shelter converted from a cattle shed since the earthquake. With Red Cross support, Gita’s family can have a new start in their brand new stone and timber house.
The 15th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot
24 Teams of Asia-Pacific Law Students Compete in Humanitarian Law Trials
Bond University of Australia Takes the Championship
Over a hundred of law students from different Asia-Pacific cities gathered in Hong Kong and participated in the 15th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot (Asia-Pacific Region) from 8-11 March 2017. Finally, Bond University of Australia has declared championship, and the runner-up went to The University of Hong Kong. Mr Ting-Yu WU from National Taiwan University was adjudged the Best Mooter.
Peru Floods 2017: Work Report 1
Since January 2017, heavy rains and storms have brought about extensive floods and landslides in 24 departments (provinces) of Peru. The Peruvian government declared a state of emergency in 11 departments, among which health emergency were also declared in 7 departments. The floods have already directly affected a population of about 650,000 people and caused 78 deaths and 20 missing.
Myanmar Rakhine Complex Emergency 2017: Work Report 1
During the last quarter of 2016, an upsurge of violence in Myanmar’s northern area of Rakhine state has led to mass displacement amongst the local population. Since October 2016, over 74,000 people have arrived in Bangladesh. Many are living in unplanned and overcrowded settlements in the district of Cox’s Bazar where living conditions are extremely poor. With the new influx of displaced population arriving in Bangladesh, thousands of families are being deprived of their basic needs.
Africa Famine 2017: Work Report 1
Africa is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades, resulting in regional food insecurity crisis. Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan, are amongst the most affected at this moment.