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.
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.
Over 150 Donors and Volunteers share love and blessing with 130 elderly in Moon Festival
Over 150 “Friends of Red Cross” donors, corporate volunteers and volunteers of the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) paid home visit to some 130 elders today.
Israel & Occupied Palestinian Territory Humanitarian Crisis: Work Report 2
After 7 weeks of confrontation, Israel and the Palestine agreed on an open-ended ceasefire on 26 August. The volunteer surgeon deployed by HKRC to Gaza completed his mission and returned to Hong Kong safely. The confrontation claimed 2,131 lives, including 501 children. Over 100,000 people had to displace with their homes destroyed, about 1,000 children suffer from permanent disability.
West Africa - Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak
HKRC has deployed 4 volunteers and 1 staff member to West Africa to help combating EVD. Upon mission accomplished, they have returned to HK. International Red Cross launched a global appeal for HK$8.7 million to ongoing fight against EVD.
Hong Kong Red Cross Launches Chinese First Aid Mobile Application
The Hong Kong Red Cross launches the first “Chinese Traditional Character” version of the Red Cross First Aid App on 16 August for popularizing first aid and empowering mobile phone users to act in emergency.