Hong Kong Red Cross Donor Award Ceremony 2018
Commend Selfless Devotion Advocate Humanitarian Values
The Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) held its annual Donor Award Ceremony today in recognition of the generosity and support from different corporations, organizations and donors. In the year 2017/18, we received over HK$100 million donations from the general public which enables us to develop and sustain humanitarian services, ranging from offering immediate aids to cope with local and international needs, to preventive and responsive measures in strengthening and raising public awareness on disaster and emergency knowledge, preparedness and handling.
Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak 2018- DR Congo: Work Report 1
On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD), which is 10th episode of Ebola outbreak in the country. Since then, the DRC Government, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Red Cross and other humanitarian partners have been working hand in hand to try to investigate and control the spread of the disease.
International Day for Disaster Reduction 2018
Kick-off Ceremony and Orientation Challenge Held by the HKRC
Gain Preparedness Knowledge for Disasters and Emergencies
Launched by The United Nations, International Day for Disaster Reduction has been held on October 13 each year since 2009 to commemorate the efforts of people and communities around the world to reduce the risks posed by disasters, as well as raising awareness of disaster management.
Indonesia Sulawesi Earthquakes and Tsunami Leads to Huge Damage
People Affected are in Urgent need of Humanitarian Support
Hong Kong Red Cross Appeals for Donation for Relief Operations
Sets of powerful earthquakes have struck off Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on 28 September 2018 and triggered a tsunami in the area, over a thousand people has lost their precious lives in Palu and nearby regions. Threat of aftershocks still remains, many roads are blocked that hindered search and rescue, as well as process of damage assessment.
The 47th Florence Nightingale Medal Award Selection
The Florence Nightingale Medal was instituted by the ICRC in memory of the great and distinguished services of Florence Nightingale for the improvement of the care of wounded and sick. It is the highest international distinction that can be awarded to nurses or nursing aides. In 2005, we have the first nurse from Hong Kong awarding this Medal. There are two nurses in Hong Kong awarded this Medal to date.
Indonesia Earthquakes & Tsunami 2018: Work Report 1
A strong earthquake of Richter scale magnitude 7.4 (scale of earthquake confirmed by the Government of Indonesia. Record by the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System shows magnitude 7.5) struck off the province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on 28 September 2018. More than 170 aftershocks and the tsunami wave were recorded in Palu city, Donggala and Mamuju regency.
Typhoon Mangkhut 2018 - Philippines: Work Report 1
On 15 September, a Category 4 Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall on Baggao municipality of Cagayan province, situated on the northern part of the Philippines. After sweeping through the Northern side of the Philippines, it entered the South China Sea and also affected southern part of China including Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong and Guangxi provinces.