Appeals & Response Plans
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - May 2013
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(Hong Kong, 22 September 2017) Bangladesh experienced several cyclones and floods this year, including cyclone “Mora” in May. Furthermore, owing to the violence in Rakhine State of Myanmar, a large number of people fled to Bangladesh’s border area Cox’s Bazar, adding burdens to the already suffering region. All these disasters and issues lead to shortage of resources and rising humanitarian needs. People are in urgent need for relief service and materials, including temporary shelters, food, water, sanitations, daily necessities, medical service and psychological support.
In late August, a new wave of conflict broke out in the Rakhine State of Myanmar which has led to an influx of people crossing the border. Over the last two weeks, more than 300,000 people have crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Together with the people who fled into the country since 2012, Bangladesh is now hosting about 500,000 people from Myanmar. Most of them are living in temporary shelters and in urgent needs of basic humanitarian assistance.
On 16 May, Cyclone Mahasen made landfall in Patuakhali District of Southern Bangladesh causing widespread destruction and leaving 13 people dead. Of the ten coastal districts hit, the three districts of Patuakhali, Bhola and Barguna were the worst affected. The Government of Bangladesh has reported approximately 49,000 houses have been completely destroyed and 45,000 houses partially destroyed. Over 1.2 million people have been affected and 1.1 million people were evacuated.
Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar on 2nd and 3rd May 2008, devastated the Ayeyarwady and Yangon divisions. About 138,300 people were reported dead or missing as a result of the Cyclone, and more than 2.4 million people were significantly affected.
International Red Cross Action
On 26 December 2004, a massive earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia (of magnitude Richter scale 9.0) led a tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean. Almost 226,000 people lost their lives across 13 countries.
On 26 December 2004, a huge earthquake of magnitude 9.0 on the Richter scale struck the area off the western coast of northern Sumatra, triggering massive tidal waves, or tsunamis, that inundated coastal areas in 13 countries around the Indian Ocean rim - from Indonesia to Somalia.
Tropical Cyclone Nargis struck south-western Myanmar on 2 May 2008. Official government sources continue to report: 84,500 people dead and 53,800 people missing. Around 2.4 million people have been affected according to the United Nations. The International Red Cross continues to support the communities affected by the Cyclone. The shift frim relief to recovery activities is taking place.
Tropical Cyclone Nargis struck the South-western of Myanmar on 2 May 2008. The scale of destruction and loss is massive with government figures listing 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing. It is estimated that 1.5 million people are left homeless and 2.4 million people are affected.
The rainy season driven has begun to intensify, and people are reporting increasing illness.
The Hong Kong Red Cross sincerely thanks the generous support from the Hong Kong public to our cyclone relief operation in Myanmar
Tropical Cyclone Nargis that struck the South-western of Myanmar on 2 May 2008 caused devastating damages to the country. According to the latest official figures, the death toll has risen to 78,000 people, while more than 56,000 people are still missing. It is estimated that 1.5 million people are left homeless and 2.4 million people are affected.
Tropical Cyclone Nargis that struck the South-western of Myanmar on 2 May 2008 caused devastating damages to the country. According to the latest official figures, the death toll has risen to 78,000 people, while more than 56,000 are missing. It is estimated that 2.4 million people are affected. Government of Myanmar reports confirmed that Cyclone had destroyed an estimated 2.43 million acres of rice paddy field.
Tropical cyclone Nargis hit South-western of Myanmar, caused serious casualties and tens of thousand people being relocated. In response to the emergency needs, the Hong Kong Red Cross has remitted HKD500,000 to support the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (International Federation) in implementing relief operation in Myanmar.
Two years after the tsunami which was happened on 26 December 2004, Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) continues with recovery programs to assist the affected population in eight countries. Reconstruction and health programs in Indonesia are in full swing. Yet, in Sri Lanka, due to the deteriorating security situation, some rehabilitation activities were hampered. Whereas in the Maldives, India, and Thailand, key programs for the rehabilitation phase are either speedily progressing or completed.
Since South Asia earthquake and tsunamis struck more than one month ago, people around the world have been donating generously to help the victims. Today, the accumulated donation to the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) tsunami relief fund has reached a record-high of HK$500 million.
The HKRC has made a donation allocation plan according to the assessments made by the International Red Cross and the Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies in affected countries, and the reports by HKRC relief workers after visiting disaster-hit areas.
(Hong Kong, 26 January 2005) One month after the devastating earthquake and tsunamis, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world have raised a total of HK$9 billion which is sufficient for immediate emergency needs as well as for longer-term rehabilitation programmes in the next decade, like disaster preparedness projects and rebuilding victims' livelihood across the affected region.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
The deployment of five water and sanitation Emergency Response Units (ERUs) is the largest deployment of water and sanitation specialists to a single disaster in the history of the Federation. Five water and sanitation ERUs are fully operational in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, providing more than 100,000 people with clean, safe water.
To date, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has mobilized 65 flights of relief supplies to Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Myanmar.
More than 5,000 local Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers …
(Hong Kong, 22 January 2005) The emergency relief phase for victims of the South Asia tsunamis is about to complete after nearly a month of relief actions after the disaster. Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) said that there is no need for continuous fundraising appeal just for emergency relief purposes.
Based on reports from affected countries' Red Cross societies and field assessments by HKRC relief officers, essential emergency relief items are now available to most of the victims.
The Hong Kong community has been enthusiastically supporting Red Cross to help victims of the South Asia tsunami since the disaster struck three weeks ago.
Longer-term Red Cross and Red Crescent assistance to Asian communities devastated by the tsunamis will amount to more than US$ 556 million.
"The scope of this disaster calls for the world's humanitarian agencies to act quickly, effectively and with a long term perspective.