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10 Jul 2017 description

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund three grants totalling $9.039 million to three agencies to provide relief to flood victims in Sri Lanka.

27 Jun 2017 description

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $1.909 million to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, China (ADRA China) for providing relief to cyclone victims in Bangladesh.

20 Jun 2017 description

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $4.64 million to Amity Foundation, Hong Kong for providing relief to drought victims in Ethiopia.

13 Jun 2017 description

Local farmers who suffered serious losses caused by Typhoon Merbok can register with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) from tomorrow (June 14) to June 22 for assistance from an emergency relief fund.

An AFCD spokesman said today (June 13) that an appropriate amount of the relief fund would be released to affected farming households according to established criteria.

The department's preliminary investigation has revealed that about 300 hectares of farmland in the New Territories were affected by the typhoon.

26 May 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21 May - 27 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, hepatitis A, cholera, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.

19 May 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 14 May - 20 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, polio, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.

12 May 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 7 May - 13 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, type E botulism, yellow fever and Legionnaires' disease.

21 Feb 2017 description
report Harvard University

This policy brief outlines best practice for disaster psychology and the implementation of trauma-informed services in Hong Kong. Psychological services are an integral component of the public health response in complex emergencies.

02 Dec 2016 description
report Xinhua

CHENGDU, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- A catastrophic earthquake leveled Wolong Primary School in southwest China's Sichuan Province in 2008, but a rebuilt campus that brought comfort and modernity to students living deep in the mountains served as a small silver lining.

21 Oct 2016 description

The Hong Kong Observatory replaced the No. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm Signal by the No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal today (October 21) at 2.15pm.

The Home Affairs Department has so far opened 22 temporary shelters in various districts, with a total of 170 people seeking refuge at the shelters.

The 1823 Government Call Centre has so far received 156 reports of fallen trees.

11 Aug 2016 description

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $4.006 million to Save the Children Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Hubei Province in the Mainland.

03 Aug 2016 description

Situation

• TC NIDA first made landfall over northeastern Cagayan province (Philippines) on 31 July as a Typhoon. It later made a second landfall over Dapeng Peninsula (Shenzhen city, Guangdong province, China) on 1 August at 19:35 UTC as a Typhoon. On 2 August at 0.00 UTC its centre was located over Guangdong province approx. 45 km south-east of Foshan city and it had max. sustained wind speed of 120 km/h (Typhoon).

02 Aug 2016 description

With the approach of Typhoon Nida, the Government has put in place suitable measures and co-ordinations, and also activated the inter-departmental emergency monitoring mechanism.

02 Aug 2016 description

The Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, today (August 1) inspected the underground stormwater storage tank and related facilities at the Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme of the Drainage Services Department (DSD) to learn more about the flood prevention measures undertaken by the department in response to the threat of Typhoon Nida to Hong Kong.

02 Aug 2016 description

The Hong Kong Observatory replaced the No. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm Signal at 8.40pm yesterday (August 1), by the No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal at 4.40am today (August 2).

As at 8.45am today, the 1823 Government Call Centre has received 114 reports of fallen trees.

The Home Affairs Department has so far opened 27 temporary shelters in various districts and 218 people have sought refuge at the shelters as at 8.40am.

02 Aug 2016 description

The Hong Kong Observatory replaced the No. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm Signal at 8.40pm yesterday (August 1), by the No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal at 4.40am today (August 2).

As at 5.45am today, the 1823 Government Call Centre has received 38 reports of fallen trees.

The Home Affairs Department has so far opened 26 temporary shelters in various districts and 210 people have sought refuge at the shelters as at 5.40am.

The Airport Authority Hong Kong reported that as at 3am, a total of 156 flights have been cancelled and 290 flights delayed.

02 Aug 2016 description

The Hong Kong Observatory issued the No. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm Signal at 8.40 pm yesterday (August 1).

As at 2am today (August 2), the 1823 Government Call Centre has received 14 reports of fallen trees.

The Home Affairs Department has so far opened 26 temporary shelters in various districts and 207 people have sought refuge at the shelters as at 2.40am.

The Airport Authority Hong Kong reported that as at 3am, a total of 156 flights have been cancelled and 290 flights delayed.