Italy Earthquake 2016: Information Bulletin 1
On 24 August 2016 at 03:36 local time, a Richter scale magnitude 6.2 earthquake at a shallow depth of 10 km struck central Italy with the epicenter situated in Perugia province. The strong earthquake was also reportedly felt in Rome, Naples and Florence. Aftershocks continued, including a 5.5 magnitude tremor. So far, reports showed that the towns of Amatrice, Accumoli and Arquata del Tronto village are the worst affected. According to government update, at least 159 people have been killed, many injured and missing.
Yunnan Zhaotong Earthquake Two-year On Work Report
On 3 August 2014, an earthquake at magnitude 6.5 took place in Ludian County of Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province. Over 4,000 people were killed or injured, with more than 60,000 houses were seriously damaged or collapsed. The HKRC has completed all emergency relief activities in September 2014, and our post disaster reconstruction works will be concluded by the end of this year.
China Floods 2016：Work Report
Since June 2016, many provinces, particularly in southern parts, in China have been severely affected by heavy rain and hailstorm.
22 Red Cross Disabled Students Overcome Physical Adversities
Achieved Satisfactory Results in Diploma of Secondary Education Examination
Twenty-two students from the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) special schools has overcome physical predicaments and participated in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination. Among the 22 candidates, 12 are from the HKRC John F. Kennedy Centre (JFKC) while 10 are from the HKRC Princess Alexandra School (PAS).
Hong Kong Red Cross Encourages Hong Kong Citizens to
Provide Greater Assistance to Syrian Families
The prolonged five-year-conflict of Syria has led to 250,000 deaths already, but hope of ceasefire is yet to be seen. This world’s worst humanitarian crisis has led to a surge of need of humanitarian aid in Syria and its neighbouring countries.
5-Year-Conflict Devastated Life of Syrian Families
Hong Kong Red Cross Appeals for Donations for the Syria Crisis Urgently
The Hong Kong Red Cross appeals for donations to support the people and families affected by the Syria catastrophe both inside and outside of Syria. Today the HKRC is appealing for the fourth time to the public for its assistance to the Syrians in need since the conflict.
HKRC and HKPS Provide Psychological Support Hotline Service for Emotionally Disturbed Persons in the Ngau Tau Kok Fire Incident
In response to the fire at an industrial building in Ngau Tau Kok, HKRC and HKPS have activated the “Psychological Support Hotline Service” which will be available up to Sunday, 26 June.