Nepal Earthquake 2015: Two Years On
Two years after Nepal’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, 19-year-old Gita Magar moved into their new home on a hillside in Ramechhap, the southeast of the capital Kathmandu, with her parents and sisters. Over 800,000 homes were damaged or destroyed by the earthquake, Gita’s family was living in the temporary shelter converted from a cattle shed since the earthquake. With Red Cross support, Gita’s family can have a new start in their brand new stone and timber house.
The 15th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot
24 Teams of Asia-Pacific Law Students Compete in Humanitarian Law Trials
Bond University of Australia Takes the Championship
Over a hundred of law students from different Asia-Pacific cities gathered in Hong Kong and participated in the 15th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot (Asia-Pacific Region) from 8-11 March 2017. Finally, Bond University of Australia has declared championship, and the runner-up went to The University of Hong Kong. Mr Ting-Yu WU from National Taiwan University was adjudged the Best Mooter.
Peru Floods 2017: Work Report 1
Since January 2017, heavy rains and storms have brought about extensive floods and landslides in 24 departments (provinces) of Peru. The Peruvian government declared a state of emergency in 11 departments, among which health emergency were also declared in 7 departments. The floods have already directly affected a population of about 650,000 people and caused 78 deaths and 20 missing.
Myanmar Rakhine Complex Emergency 2017: Work Report 1
During the last quarter of 2016, an upsurge of violence in Myanmar’s northern area of Rakhine state has led to mass displacement amongst the local population. Since October 2016, over 74,000 people have arrived in Bangladesh. Many are living in unplanned and overcrowded settlements in the district of Cox’s Bazar where living conditions are extremely poor. With the new influx of displaced population arriving in Bangladesh, thousands of families are being deprived of their basic needs.
Africa Famine 2017: Work Report 1
Africa is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades, resulting in regional food insecurity crisis. Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan, are amongst the most affected at this moment.
A Decade of Humanity – Growing in Strength
Alan Tam Kicks Off the 10th Anniversary of Hong Kong Humanity Award
The kickoff ceremony of Hong Kong Humanity Award 2017 was held today (22 March), calling on the public to nominate individuals in society who exemplify the very spirit of humanity by putting it into practice and action. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Award. With “A Decade of Humanity – Growing in Strength” as its theme, the Award aims to bring together humanitarian forces in the society and to move forward together. The Award is now accepting nomination, from now until 5 May.
Syria Crisis: 6 Years On
The six-year conflict that started in 2011 in Syria dragged on, 400,000 people lost their lives with approximately 1.5 million people injured. Recently in November and December 2016, 120,000 people fled under the intensified fighting in Aleppo, the major city in Northern Syria. Shelling and airstrikes continued to cause civilian casualties even now. Attacks also continued in other cities and increasing number of casualties has no sign to an end.