Hong Kong Red Cross Annual Meeting 2015
The Hong Kong Red Cross Annual Meeting 2015 was held on 20 November, major developments and accomplishments of the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) in the past year were reported. Reporting at the Meeting, HKRC Chairman Mr Vincent Lo, BBS, JP, pointed out that in the year 2014/15, the HKRC faced various challenges in its international and local operations. Despite that, we stood together, upheld the spirit of humanity and worked to deliver timely and appropriate services to the needy.
Pass-it-On Charity Campaign
“Plus You” to Gather Power for Humanity
Build Hope with Love to the Needy
The HKRC organized kick-off ceremony of annual fundraising campaign “Pass-it-On” on 14 November. The campaign is now entering its 13th year. “Plus You to Bring Hope with Love to the Needy” is again adopted as the theme this year with an aim to “plus” as many of “you” as possible to support our humanitarian needs through different channels, so as to help more people in need both locally and overseas.
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Second Year Commemoration Work Report
On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, a powerful category 5 super typhoon hit the Philippines. The typhoon tore through the Central Visayas region with torrential rain and induced tsunami-like storm surges that destroyed coastal towns and villages. At least 6,300 were killed and 1.1 million people were made homeless, while 16 million people were affected.
Afghanistan and Pakistan Earthquake 2015: Information Bulletin 1
On 26 October, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Badakshan Province in north-eastern part of Afghanistan. The epicentre situated in the Hindu Kush range that stretches between central Afghanistan and north of Pakistan. The strength of the earthquake was felt through Islamabad, capital city of Pakistan and Delhi, capital city of India, causing people to panic and rush out of buildings immediately.
Nepal Earthquake 2015 Work Report 6: Six Months On
Six months after the magnitude 7.8 and a subsequent magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Nepal affecting 5.6 million people, emergency response phase has gradually comes to an end. October is the traditional festive season for the Nepalese people to celebrate the biggest festival of the year, thousands of people travel back to their hometowns annually to reunite with their families. This year would be a painful moment for many of the families: as the earthquake caused more than 900,000 houses damaged or destroyed, and 8,857 loved ones killed.
Philippines - Typhoon Koppu: Information Bulletin 1
Typhoon Koppu, the strongest storm to hit Luzon in 5 years, made landfall as a category 3 cyclone over the town of Casiguran, Aurora province on 18 October. After landfall, the typhoon has been skirting the northern part of Luzon Island, moving at a slow speed and bringing heavy rains within its 600-kilmoetre diameter. Several affected areas have reported 2-3 feet flood. At this moment some roads are still blocked because of flooding or road/bridge damage.
Donor Award Ceremony 2015
The Hong Kong Red Cross held its annual Donor Award Ceremony on 15 Oct in recognition of corporations, organizations and donors for their generosity and support in the year 2014/15.