“Red Cross Pulse” is now available
The latest issue of the Hong Kong Red Cross newsletter “Red Cross Pulse” is now available ── introducing a brand new design with enriched content!
Syria: Attack on Humanitarian Convoy is an Attack on Humanity
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent* (SARC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are outraged by the horrific attack on 19 September on a SARC warehouse and an aid convoy in Orem Al Kubra (Big Orem) in rural Aleppo.
2016 World First Aid Day
Hong Kong Red Cross Promotes “First Aid For and By Children”
First aid can save a person’s life in critical moment, but more often it offers the best help in everyday accident or illness. In celebrating this year’s “World First Aid Day” (WFAD), the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) sets theme of “First Aid For and By Children” and organized the first “Junior Paramedics Programme” with the support from Hong Kong Fire Services Department Ambulance Command and Sik Sik Yuen. A “Junior Paramedics Passing Out Ceremony” was held on 10 September with the aim to promote children can also learn how to give first aid, realizing the mission of “First Aid, Age is No Bar”.
Flood in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK): Information Bulletin 1
Heavy rain occurred in the northeast of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a result of Typhoon Lionrock’s interaction with an existing low pressure in the geographical area. The overflow of Tumen River and its tributaries are currently causing widespread destruction in the Hoeryong City, Musan County and Yonsan County of North Hamgyong Province.
Red Twinkle Star Campaign 2016/17 Kick-off Ceremony
Ambassador Sammy Leung Encourages the Young Ones to Embrace Humanity
The educational programme “Red Twinkle Star Campaign” was first launched in 2013 by the Hong Kong Red Cross, with an aim to foster the spirit of humanity among the young generation. Under the new theme “Project H – Engineering for Humanity”, members can participate in various activities and services, thus practising good traits and realizing the importance of altruistic spirit and caring heart.
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.