Bangladesh Battered by Multiple Disasters
Over 8 Million of People in Urgent Humanitarian Needs
Hong Kong Red Cross Appeals for Donation for the Crisis
Bangladesh experienced several cyclones and floods this year, leading to shortage of resources and rising humanitarian needs. The HKRC appeals for donations to support people affected by disasters in Bangladesh and those affected by violence in Myanmar. Adhering to the principle of neutrality, the Red Cross is one of the very few organizations that are providing relief services in both Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Myanmar Rakhine Humanitarian Crisis 2017: Work Report 2
In late August, a new wave of conflict broke out in the Rakhine State of Myanmar which has led to an influx of people crossing the border. Over the last two weeks, more than 300,000 people have crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Together with the people who fled into the country since 2012, Bangladesh is now hosting about 500,000 people from Myanmar. Most of them are living in temporary shelters and in urgent needs of basic humanitarian assistance.
Typhoon Hato 2017: Work Report
On 23 August 2017, Typhoon Hato swept through southern China, bringing high winds and heavy rainfall to Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong, Guangxi, etc. Authorities in Macau reported that the typhoon killed 10 people and injured 244. In Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, the typhoon caused 11 deaths. One person was reported missing and 741,000 people were affected in total. More than 6,600 houses collapsed, with an economic loss of over RMB 12 billion.
Americas Hurricanes 2017: Work Report 1
Hurricane Irma, the strongest Atlantic hurricane in a decade, has battered the Caribbean islands since 5 September 2017. It made its landfall in the US state of Florida on 10 September and is moving into Georgia and Alabama. Although downgraded to a tropical storm on 12 September, the Category 5 Hurricane Irma carved out a path of devastation, leaving a trail of extensive damage in the Caribbean, including the British territories of Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, Saint Martin and St Maarten, the British Virgin Islands, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Saint Barthelemy, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, etc.
Sierra Leone Mudslide 2017: Work Report 1
Continuous heavy rain triggered severe mudslides in the outskirts of Regent and Lumley area of the Sierra Leone capital where thousands of makeshift settlements were home to the city’s poorest communities. According to the government, over 450 people were killed and 600 people reported missing. At least 100 people have been injured. The number of causalities is likely to rise. As the morgues are overflowing with corpses, there is fear of the spread of disease and this devastating disaster will quickly morph into a public health emergency. More than 1,600 families are affected by the devastation with houses destroyed and in need of immediate assistance of shelter, household items as well as water and sanitation facilities. However, damaged roads, power outages and broken communication lines present huge challenges to reach and support the affected communities.
World First Aid Day 2017
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International Day of the Disappeared
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