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02 Sep 2015 description

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund two grants totalling $5.43 million to World Vision Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Myanmar and India.

21 Jun 2012 description

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) released $41.53 million from the Disaster Relief Fund in the year ending March 31, 2012 to support government authorities and various relief organisations in providing early relief to victims of major disasters which occurred outside Hong Kong.

20 Apr 2011 description

The Government has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved a grant of $2 million from the Disaster Relief Fund to World Vision Hong Kong to undertake relief projects for earthquake victims in Myanmar.

Announcing the grant today (April 20), a Government spokesman said that the Committee hoped that the grant would help provide relief to earthquake victims in Myanmar.

06 May 2009 description

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) released $348.93 million from the Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate relief to people in distress outside Hong Kong in the year ending March 31, 2009.

11 Jun 2008 description

The Government has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved a grant from the Disaster Relief Fund of $0.56 million to the Cedar Fund for providing relief to cyclone victims in Myanmar.

Announcing the grant today (June 11), a government spokesman said that the committee hoped the grant to the Cedar Fund would help provide relief to cyclone victims in Myanmar.

"To ensure that the money will be used for the designated purposes, the Cedar Fund has been asked to submit evaluation reports and audited accounts on the use of the grant after …

30 May 2008 description

The Government has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved two grants from the Disaster Relief Fund totalling $5.63 million for two relief agencies to undertake relief projects for cyclone victims in Myanmar.

Announcing the grants today (May 30), a government spokesman said that the committee hoped the two grants - one of $5 million to World Vision Hong Kong and another of $0.63 million to Médecins Sans Frontières - would help provide relief to cyclone victims in Myanmar.

"To ensure that the money will be used for the designated purposes, …

30 Dec 2004 description

The Secretary for Security, Mr Ambrose S K Lee, announced at a press conference yesterday (December 29) that the Government was sending a 120-strong team to Phuket, including officers from Immigration Department, Police, Civil Aid Service, Auxiliary Medical Service and Department of Health, to expedite the search of missing Hong Kong residents as well as providing assistance to stranded Hong Kong residents in areas affected by the tsunami.

As at 8pm yesterday, the Immigration Department's hotline (2829 3010) had received a total of 828 enquiries and 691 requests for …