Nepal Earthquake - Latest Update
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Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake Hit Nepal
Hong Kong Red Cross Mobilized HKD 500,000 to Support Immediate Relief
Emergency Tracing Hotline in Service
On 25 April 2015, a strong earthquake measuring Richter scale magnitude 7.9 struck Nepal, causing over 1,000 lives with the number of affected population growing. Hong Kong Red Cross has immediately mobilized HKD 500,000 to provide immediate relief and welcome donations from public to support the revealing humanitarian needs.
Sichuan Ya'an Earthquake 2 Years On
On 20 April 2013, a powerful earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck Ya’an Prefecture, Sichuan Province. The HKRC has rebuilt over 3,000 houses in the affected counties, all reconstruction programmes will be completed by 2015.
Qinghai Earthquake 5 Years On
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake devastated Qinghai Province in 2010, five years after the mega disaster, the HKRC has completed most of the reconstruction programmes, and is now supporting a number of disaster preparedness programmes to enhance the local capacity on disaster risk reduction.
Hong Kong Red Cross appoints Bonnie So as Secretary General
Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) has appointed Ms. Bonnie So as Secretary General, (former Deputy Secretary General (Services)), with the appointment effective February 19, 2015.
Mass Training of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 2015
200 Staff and Students from CUHK
Engage in “Save Heart” Live Demo
200 “Save Heart Demonstrators” formed by the staff and students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) gathered on 23 March at the University Gymnasium and participated in the Mass CPR training, which was co-organized by the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) and CUHK. Officiating guests included Dr. LUK Wai-cheong, Director of the University Health Service, CUHK and Mr. Stephen MA, Chairman of First Aid Committee, Health & Care Service Department, HKRC.
“Top Ten Humanity News Election" for Secondary Students
Online voting for the “Top Ten Humanity News Election” for secondary students, organized by the Hong Kong Red Cross is open from now till 21 April. Result will be announced on 3 May 2015.
Volunteer Recruitment for Act of Care Project
Since it was launched in 2004, the Act of Care Project aiming at raising the awareness of psychological healthy among volunteers. Upon receiving basic psychological support service training, volunteers will also arrange regular visits for those in need of psychological relief. We are now recruiting volunteers. Act now! Deadline of Application: 7 Apr 2015.
Gather your Peer Giving Power at Red Square
The Red Square online fundraising platform has entered into its second phase. We have now added two fundraising projects into our program: the "Act of Care” project which provides regular psychological support to vulnerable groups, and the “Household Safety and First Aid Training Program” for the elderly.
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