Japan Floods 2018: Information Bulletin 1
Starting from 5 July 2018, heavy rainfall has caused serious flooding and landslides in wide areas of western and eastern Japan, especially Hiroshima. According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japanese Government, as of 8 July 2018, evacuation orders have to be issued to 1.9 million people. More than 5,000 homes are affected, with at least 200 houses damaged with infrastructure yet to access the level of damages. According to official data as of 10 July 2018, at least 150 people were reported dead approximately 60 people in the area missing, with more rescue and relief work underway.
Surmount Physical Adversities
13 Red Cross Students with Special Needs
Complete Diploma of Secondary Education Examination
This year, students of two special schools of the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) have overcome physical predicaments and participated in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE), with eight students from the HKRC Princess Alexandra School (PAS) and five students from the HKRC John F. Kennedy Centre (JFKC). Despite physical adversities, those students strive for continuous improvement and unleash their potentials. Their quest for knowledge has never dampened by physical handicaps or difficulties in learning and they successfully completed the HKDSE.
Guatemala Volcanic Eruption Work Report 1
On June 3 2018, the Fuego volcano in southern Guatemala violently erupted and caused widespread destruction and loss of lives, as ash, lava and pyroclastic flow from the volcano covered the surrounding area. The situation was made worse with a second eruption of the same volcano on 5 June. To date 110 people are reported dead and 197 people remain missing, hundreds of homes were destroyed and 12,000 people were evacuated to safer locations. In total 1.7 people million people have been affected.
Violence in Myanmar Leads to Large Scale Displacement
Over 900,000 People already in humanitarian crisis are facing new emergencies from heavy rains and floods
Hong Kong Red Cross Appeals for Donation for Relief Operations
Since August 2017, new rounds of violence in the Rakhine State of Myanmar has led to a large scale displacement. A large number of affected people fled to Bangladesh’s border area Cox’s Bazar, which is next to Rakhine State. In just a few months, the total number of displaced people at Cox’s Bazar have increased from 200,000 to over 900,000. Now the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) appeals for donations to support people in Rakhine State of Myanmar and Bangladesh who are affected by the violence, and to support our humanitarian relief operations for people in need.
Myanmar Rakhine Humanitarian Crisis 2017: Work Report 3
Since August 2017, new rounds of violence in the Rakhine State of Myanmar has led to large scale displacements that are still ongoing. At the moment, an estimated total of 915,000 people have fled from Rakhine to Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh in search of safety and temporary shelter.
Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak 2018- DR Congo: Information Bulletin 1
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Equateur Province has been declared by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on 8 May 2018. A total of 42 suspected cases with 2 confirmed cases and 18 deaths were reported.
Ten Years after the Sichuan Wenchuan Earthquake
Community Recovered with the Aid from the Hong Kong Red Cross
On 12 May 2008, an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale struck Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province, which damaged local area and provinces nearby seriously with over 10 million people affected. To respond to the huge needs of emergency relief and post-disaster recovery, the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) formulated a 10-year reconstruction and development plan after the disaster.