Hong Kong Red Cross - Clarification from Hong Kong Red Cross about our First Aid Service at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Clarification from Hong Kong Red Cross about our First Aid Service at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2019-11-22

(Hong Kong, 22 November 2019) After taking humanitarian needs into consideration and proactively discussing with different parties, including Hong Kong Police Force, the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) entered the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and provided first aid service for anyone in need on 18 & 19 November. It came to our attention that today some individuals commented on the arrangement of our service in the university.

 

Hong Kong Red Cross would like to clarify that, through the coordination and communications with different parties, including Hong Kong Police Force, our first aid team provided first aid service to anyone in need in the campus, without any delay, obstruction or impolite treatment. The arrangement and duration of the HKRC’s services are decided after due consideration on service needs, capability of the HKRC and safety factors.

 

We would like to emphasize that the HKRC adheres to the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and gives priority to the most urgent cases of distress regardless of their background and political stand. The HKRC would not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature, in order to gain trust and acceptance from all parties, so that the Red Cross personnel can provide continuous and effective humanitarian services to people from various backgrounds and with different political stands under any circumstances.

 

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Yan Law, Corporate Communications Manager

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