A new round of floods striken Southern China since May. Provinces including Hunan, Guangdong, Jiangxi and Guizhou suffered most.
According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, as of 26 May, over 5.6 million people have been affected in these four provinces, with 38 people died and 7 missing.
Red Cross Society of China Actions
In response to the needs, National Headquarters of Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) has mobilized 100 tents and RMB50,000 in cash for rice procurement in Guangdong province to support the people affected. The Guangdong Red Cross has deployed staff to conduct needs assessment and coordinate relief activities in the field. On the other hand, Hunan Red Cross has also distributed some relief materials to the affected areas.
Hong Kong Red Cross Actions
To support the basic needs of the affected people in Guangdong, the HKRC has mobilized 404 family kits (each kit contains daily necessities, including towel blanket, towel, clothes, mosquito net, slippers, plastic bucket and dining utensils.) through Guangdong Red Cross in the worst hit areas. The kits valued about RMB132,500 in total and are expected to benefit about 1,600 affected people.
The HKRC is closely monitoring the latest situation to plan for further relief actions. No appeal has been launched in Hong Kong at the moment.
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