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Community Resilience Service


Community Resilience Service

The Community Resilience Service of the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) aims at enhancing public awareness and knowledge in disaster preparedness and improving response capacity to crises and emergencies to different stakeholders in Hong Kong. We actively promote the idea that everyone should acquire disaster preparedness knowledge and live by the humanitarian spirit – support each other, avoid discrimination and stigmatization. We should include everyone in need during emergencies and crisis. We believe that everyone, with different capabilities, can play different roles in terms of disaster prevention and response, and can work together to build a safe community. We can look after the diverse needs of everyone and leaves no one behind in times of emergencies and build a healthy and resilient community.

 

Disaster Preparedness Service for High Risk Group

People living in squatter areas, low-lying areas and sub-divided units always have higher risks of exposure and vulnerability to disasters due to poor environmental conditions and inaccessibility. In view of this, the Community Resilience Service aims to initiate different activities for high risk groups/communities to enhance their awareness and ability to respond to disasters. Trained volunteers will organize and participate in various types of disaster preparedness activities, such as home visits, talks and carnivals.  It is believed that through the implementation of different measures to strengthen the awareness and capacity of participants, the hazard exposure and vulnerability to disaster will be reduced.

Dissemination of power safety knowledge to the residents of squatter area

 

Disaster Preparedness Service Reports

Community Resilience Training

Certificate Course in Emergency Planning & Disaster Preparedness

Volunteering
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The service is partially funded by the Social Welfare Department