China Floods 2017: Work Report 3
Since May 2017, continuous rainstorms, hailstorms and typhoons have caused severe floods and landslides in more than 10 provinces or prefectures in the Mainland, including Hunan, Jiangxi, Guizhou, Guangxi and Jilin. More than 14 million people were affected, over than 1.3 million people were evacuated. More than 20,000 houses collapsed, with an economic loss of over RMB20 billion.
Sichuan (Jiuzhaigou) Earthquake 2017: Work Report 2
A magnitude 7 earthquake hit Jiuzhaigou County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province at 9:19 pm on 8 August 2017, local time. Over two thousands aftershocks were recorded, including the strongest ones of magnitude close to 5.0. Apart from Sichuan Province, the tremor was felt across neighboring provinces, including Gansu, Shaanxi, Qinghai, Ningxia, Chongqing, etc.. According to the local government’s report, up to 10 p.m., 10 August, 20 people died and more than 400 injured. The local government has sent over 10 medical teams to the field and supported the evacuation of quake-affected patients to the hospitals outside Jiuzhaigou County.
Sichuan (Jiuzhaigou) Earthquake 2017: Work Report 1
A magnitude 7 earthquake hit Jiuzhaigou County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province at 9:19 pm on 8 August 2017, local time. Over one thousand aftershocks were recorded, including the strongest ones of magnitude close to 5.0. Apart from Sichuan Province, the tremor was felt across neighboring provinces, including Gansu, Shaanxi, Qinghai, Ningxia, Chongqing, etc.. According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, up to 10 a.m., 9 August 2017, 13 people died and 175 injured. Afraid of aftershocks or suffered from damaged buildings, many people stayed in open areas while the temperature dropped to below 10 degree celsius at night. The local authorities were evacuating over 30,000 tourists who have been stranded in the affected areas.
Red Twinkle Star Campaign 2017/18 Kick-off Ceremony
Ambassador Sammy Leung Leads the Young Ones to be Humanity Heroes
The annual “Red Twinkle Star Campaign” is an educational programme which first launched in 2013 by the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC), with an aim to cultivate children to be Humanity Heroes with over 4,000 children participants through the years. Under the new theme “Project H – Be a Humanity Hero”, through participating in various learning activities and serving the community, children can practise good traits and realize the importance of altruistic spirit and caring heart.
Yunnan Zhaotong Earthquake 3-year On Work Report
HKRC completed all relief activities in September 2014. It is expected that our reconstruction projects will be completed by the end of this year. The total number of beneficiaries is estimated at 200,000 person-times.
28 Red Cross Disabled Students Overcome Physical Adversities
Successfully Complete Diploma of Secondary Education Examination
Twenty-eight students from the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) special schools has overcome physical predicaments and participated in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination. Among the 28 candidates, 15 are from the HKRC Princess Alexandra School (PAS) while 13 are from the HKRC John F. Kennedy Centre (JFKC).
South Sudan Crisis Work Report 4: Sudan Response to Population Movement
Further to the last situation update on refuges movement due to the South Sudan crisis, the people movement into its neighboring country - Sudan is also increasing intense. Sudan has received the second highest number of refugees coming from South Sudan, after Uganda. Sudan is hosting more than 417,000 South Sudanese refugees, including 137,000 people arrived since the beginning 2017.