Nepal Relief Efforts: A Long Road Ahead
HKRC Deploys Second Voluntary Medical Team to Support Humanitarian Relief in Nepal
In view of the alarming needs in Nepal, the Hong Kong Red Cross is deploying second voluntary medical team at the end of May to the quaked-affected areas.
Unveiling of Top 10 Humanity News in Celebration of World Red Cross Day
Over 8,000 secondary students participated in the “Top Ten Humanity News Election” which is organized by Hong Kong Red Cross, with an aim to disseminate humanity spirit amongst the young generation and broaden their horizons on local and international humanity issues.
Immediate response to Nepal Earthquake
Hong Kong Red Cross Deploys the First Medical Team to Nepal to Support Humanitarian Relief
In response to the devastating situation of Nepal, Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) has deployed five volunteers with medical qualifications to the affected areas of Nepal in three batches from 29 April to 1 May.
Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake Hit Nepal
Hong Kong Red Cross Staff Member Offers Immediate Relief Support in Nepal
On 25 April 2015, a strong earthquake measuring Richter scale magnitude 7.9 struck Nepal. During the earthquake, Ms. Lalita Gurung, International and Relief Service Officer of Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) was at Pokhar province near the epicenter Gorkha. Lalita has immediately joined the Nepal Red Cross Society Gorkha branch to conduct need assessment and distribute relief items in the quake affected areas.
5.12 Sichuan Earthquake 7-year On
A magnitude 8 earthquake struck Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province on 12 May 2008. Over 85,000 people were reported dead or missing, and more than 10 million people were affected. The Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) has completed all emergency relief and post-disaster reconstruction programmes, benefiting more than 1.3 million person-times.
Sichuan Ya'an Earthquake 2 Years On
On 20 April 2013, a powerful earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck Ya’an Prefecture, Sichuan Province. The HKRC has rebuilt over 3,000 houses in the affected counties, all reconstruction programmes will be completed by 2015.
Qinghai Earthquake 5 Years On
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake devastated Qinghai Province in 2010, five years after the mega disaster, the HKRC has completed most of the reconstruction programmes, and is now supporting a number of disaster preparedness programmes to enhance the local capacity on disaster risk reduction.