28 Red Cross Disabled Students Overcome Physical Adversities
Successfully Complete Diploma of Secondary Education Examination
Twenty-eight 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 28 candidates, 15 are from the HKRC Princess Alexandra School (PAS) while 13 are from the HKRC John F. Kennedy Centre (JFKC).
South Sudan Crisis Work Report 4: Sudan Response to Population Movement
Further to the last situation update on refuges movement due to the South Sudan crisis, the people movement into its neighboring country - Sudan is also increasing intense. Sudan has received the second highest number of refugees coming from South Sudan, after Uganda. Sudan is hosting more than 417,000 South Sudanese refugees, including 137,000 people arrived since the beginning 2017.
Africa Food Crisis 2017: Work Report 3
Further to the last situation update, Somalia continues to be one of the worst-affected countries, as forecast by the Famine Early Warning Systems (FEWS) Network and the International Red Cross, famine is likely to be declared in late 2017 in the state of Puntland, Somaliland and South West, Somalia.
Japan Floods 2017: Information Bulletin 1
Continuous heavy rain since 5 July 2017 in Kyushu, the southern island of Japan, has caused serious floods and landslides in the northern part of the island, namely in Fukuoka and Oita prefectures. According to official data as of 8 July, 21 people were dead and 22 injured with more people missing. 73 houses were reportedly damaged partially or totally by the disaster. In Oita prefecture, over 40,000 people have been evacuated urgently from their home to schools and community centers while approximately 202,000 people in three worst-hit prefectures have been advised to move to safer locations. Rescue and relief activities by the authorities are continuing in the affected areas but heavy rain on 7 July hampered their efforts, making rescue operations treacherous as they battled against thick mud and debris. More rains are expected as the monsoonal season continues to impact Japan.
China Floods 2017: Work Report 2
Since May 2017, China has been affected by continuous rainstorms and hailstorms. In mid-June, the heaviest rainfall in the year caused severe floods and landslides in many provinces, with over 10 million people affected. Sichuan, Jiangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Zhejiang and Guangxi provinces are amongst the hardest hit.
Philippine Earthquake 2017: Information Bulletin 1
A Richter scale 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck the island of Leyte, Philippines on 6 July 2017 around 16:00 local time. Strong to very strong ground shaking was experienced in Tacloban and Ormoc cities and neighboring province of Cebu. At least 241 aftershocks have been record but no tsunami warning is raised.
Bangladesh Cyclone Mora 2017: Work Report 1
On 30 May 2017, Cyclone Mora made landfall on Bangladesh’s coastal district of Cox’s Bazar. High winds, heavy rain and tidal surges triggered severe floods and landslides and immediately killed 7 people. 55,000 houses were destroyed and 3.3 million people were affected in Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Bandarban, and Rangmati districts. Two weeks after the landfall, torrential rains continued to batter the country, more landslides have killed an additional 144 people and injured over 700 people.