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08 Jun 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Asia in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). In 2017, 263 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information.

It is neither a complete count nor representative.

07 Jun 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Yamei

HONG KONG, June 6 (Xinhua) -- The first typhoon that has landed in China this year is approaching Hong Kong, said the Hong Kong Observatory on Wednesday.

Typhoon Ewiniar was about 400 km away from the region as of Wednesday afternoon, bringing about rainbands to Hong Kong, the agency said.

Squally showers and thunderstorms are expected for the region in the next couple of days, according to the observatory.

06 Jun 2018 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 $6.217 million to World Vision Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Kenya.

16 May 2018 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 $3.207 million to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, China (ADRA China) for providing relief to earthquake victims in Papua New Guinea.

13 Apr 2018 description

Hong Kong SAR – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in collaboration with the Philippine Consulate General, is today hosting a two-day training for diplomats and consular staff in Hong Kong on identifying and investigating human trafficking cases. Over 30 Hong Kong-based diplomats, many from countries of origin, including the Philippines, Cambodia, Colombia, Sri Lanka and Thailand are participating.

20 Mar 2018 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 $1.196 million to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, China (ADRA China) for providing relief to cyclone victims in the Philippines.

23 Nov 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 $3.376 million to Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Assam, India.

23 Oct 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 $2.674 million to Hong Kong Red Cross for providing relief to flood victims in Bangladesh.

Announcing the grant today (October 20), a spokesman for the Government said that the grant will be used to provide temporary shelter materials. The Committee hopes the grant will facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living.

16 Oct 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 $3.599 million to Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Nepal.

Announcing the grant today (October 13), a spokesman for the Government said that the grant will be used to provide temporary shelter materials and tools. The Committee hopes the grant will facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living.

18 Sep 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 two grants totalling $6.011 million to two agencies for providing relief to flood victims in Bihar, India.

14 Sep 2017 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Situation Update

On 23 August 2017, Typhoon Hato swept through southern China, bringing high winds and heavy rainfall to Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong, Guangxi, etc. Authorities in Macau reported that the typhoon killed 10 people and injured 244. In Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, the typhoon caused 11 deaths. One person was reported missing and 741,000 people were affected in total. More than 6,600 houses collapsed, with an economic loss of over RMB 12 billion.

Hong Kong Red Cross Actions

30 Aug 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 $1.463 million to Plan International Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Assam, India.

30 Aug 2017 description

(Intercepted from Macau Daily) Vice President of the Macau Red Cross Central Council Chou Kuok Hei and Eliza Y L Cheung, representative of Hong Kong Red Cross, denoted that both regional Red Cross Societies have started their post-disaster psychological support, which includes hotline inquiries, home visits, and psychological counseling talks. When a psychological counseling is in session, volunteers from both places will be in attendance. The aim is to take good advantage of the Hong Kong professionals’ expertise, while pairing with Macau volunteers’ familiarity of local culture.

23 Aug 2017 description

Hato is first category 10 storm to hit Hong Kong since typhoon Vicente in 2012

  • Destructive winds, waves batter Hong Kong, South China

  • Power blackout, flooding in Macau

  • Financial markets, schools, businesses closed

  • Hundreds of flights cancelled in HK and mainland China

  • Worst storm in five years

By James Pomfret and Anne Marie Roantree

10 Aug 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 $1.523 million to Plan International Hong Kong for providing relief to drought victims in Ethiopia.

04 Aug 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 $747,000 to Amity Foundation, Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Sri Lanka.

01 Aug 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 $3.915 million to Oxfam Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Assam and Manipur, India.

Announcing the grant today (July 31), a spokesman for the Government said that the grant will be used to provide hygiene and household items. The Committee hopes the grant will facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living.

31 Jul 2017 description

Trafficking in persons, also known as modern slavery or human trafficking, is a crime involving the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Where a person younger than 18 is induced to perform a commercial sex act, it is a crime regardless of whether there is any force, fraud, or coercion. Victims can be anyone from around the world or right next door: women and men, adults and children, citizens and noncitizens alike.

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.