Violence in Myanmar Leads to Large Scale Displacement
Over 900,000 People already in humanitarian crisis are facing new emergencies from heavy rains and floods
Hong Kong Red Cross Appeals for Donation for Relief Operations
Since August 2017, new rounds of violence in the Rakhine State of Myanmar has led to a large scale displacement. A large number of affected people fled to Bangladesh’s border area Cox’s Bazar, which is next to Rakhine State. In just a few months, the total number of displaced people at Cox’s Bazar have increased from 200,000 to over 900,000. Now the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) appeals for donations to support people in Rakhine State of Myanmar and Bangladesh who are affected by the violence, and to support our humanitarian relief operations for people in need.
Myanmar Rakhine Humanitarian Crisis 2017: Work Report 3
Since August 2017, new rounds of violence in the Rakhine State of Myanmar has led to large scale displacements that are still ongoing. At the moment, an estimated total of 915,000 people have fled from Rakhine to Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh in search of safety and temporary shelter.
Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak 2018- DR Congo: Information Bulletin 1
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Equateur Province has been declared by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on 8 May 2018. A total of 42 suspected cases with 2 confirmed cases and 18 deaths were reported.
Ten Years after the Sichuan Wenchuan Earthquake
Community Recovered with the Aid from the Hong Kong Red Cross
On 12 May 2008, an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale struck Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province, which damaged local area and provinces nearby seriously with over 10 million people affected. To respond to the huge needs of emergency relief and post-disaster recovery, the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) formulated a 10-year reconstruction and development plan after the disaster.
Venezuela Crisis Work Report (1) – Columbia response to Population Movement
Since mid-2017, the number of people crossing the border between Colombia and Venezuela has grown drastically. Major economic crisis in Venezuela, political instability caused lack of access to basic necessities including food, as well as public services in the country, forced the Venezuelans to flee, including heading towards Colombia, either to settle down or to use as a transit zone before making their way to Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina.
5.12 Sichuan Earthquake 10-year On
An earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale struck Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province on 12 May 2008, with over 10 million people affected and massive casualties and economic loss caused. Over 10 years, upon completion of all emergency relief operations and reconstruction programmes, the HKRC continues to support community recovery and disaster preparedness programmes in the affected areas to enhance the local capacity on emergency response and preparedness.
Democratic Republic of Congo Crisis 2018: Work Report 2
Further to the last situation update on the population movement and cholera outbreak, situation has further evolved, also more details have been revealed through continuous assessment. In the Lomami province of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) alone, an estimated 1.4 million people are internally displaced and more than 85% of health facilities have been destroyed. Many communities have no access to clean drinking water, not enough sanitation facilities and knowledge on cholera prevention. All of these, together with the recent rainy season, have again escalated the cholera outbreak situation.