World Disasters Report 2014 – Culture and risk
The report analyses how cultural factor influences people's interpretations of, and ways to cope with, risks - which risk-reduction works cannot overlook.
Emergency Psychological Support Hotline closed at 8pm, 12 October‧Received over 430 calls from people affected by Central Protest
As the number of calls to the Psychological Support Hotline, after its two-week emergency operation, has dropped significantly, and other organizations have been providing similar service, it was closed after 8pm on 12 October.
Provides First Aid and Psychological Support Service for people affected by Central Protest
In response to the protest happened in Central District since last week, the Hong Kong Red Cross has set up a first aid station in its Admiralty Headquarters since 2pm last Saturday (27 September).
World First Aid Day 2014
Red Cross appeals to the public: “Be a Hero. Save Lives”
The Hong Kong Red Cross sets the theme of “Be a Hero. Save Lives” in celebrating this year’s World First Aid Day on 13 September.
Red Cross News#74 - Launching HKRC First Aid App for popularizing First Aid
The use of first aid to save lives can be traced to the dawn of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It all started on a June day in 1859. Our founder, Swiss banker Henry Dunant, travelling on business through Solferino in Italy, witnessed the battle between Franco-Sardinian and Austrian troops that killed and injured 40,000 people.
South Asia Floods 2014
Since early August, heavy monsoon rains in South Asia have led to landslides and severe floods. It is estimated that at least 4 million people are affected across Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies work around the clock for relief and planning for recovery.
China Flood 2014
Flooding, hailstorm and landslide resulting from heavy rainfall have severely affected Sichuan, Shaanxi and Chongqing. HKRC immediately mobilized over 2,000 family kits for distributing to 11,000 affected people.